Microprocessor Module: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual
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Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual
Removing the Microprocessor Module
Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
Do not touch the processor die. Press and hold the microprocessor down on the
substrate on which the die is mounted while turning the cam screw to prevent intermittent
contact between the cam screw and microprocessor.
To avoid damage to the microprocessor, hold the screwdriver so that it is
perpendicular to the microprocessor when turning the cam screw.
To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you
begin working inside the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in
2. Remove the left, right, and center
3. Remove the keyboard.
4. Remove the
5. Remove the
6. Remove the
To ensure maximum cooling for the microprocessor, do not touch the heat transfer
areas on the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly. The oils in your skin reduce the heat
transfer capability of the thermal pads.
7. Remove the
When removing the microprocessor module, pull the module straight up. Be careful
not to bend the pins on the microprocessor module.
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