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Chapter 37. Upgrading Your CPU and BIOS > Removing a CPU Using a Processor Extr...

Removing a CPU Using a Processor Extraction Tool

To remove the processor using the extraction tool, follow these steps:

1.
Follow the instructions that come with the processor extraction tool you purchase. If you purchase the large tweezer-like model, open its jaws wide enough to allow you to gently insert each of the two prongs under the sides of the CPU, and then gently squeeze the sides where the tool is its widest. This squeezing action gently lifts the CPU up and out of its socket. If you purchase the small pry-bar type of tool, gently insert it under each of the four sides of the processor and gently press down on the extraction tool. The tool is designed so that this downward pressure lifts up on the processor.

2.
If your instructions call for you to repeat Step 1, do so as many times as is necessary until you can gently lift the processor out of the socket. Remember to take your time so that you don't accidentally bend the pins. You don't have to hurry to remove a processor.


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