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Dell XPS M1530 Service Manual: Removing The Processor; Installing The Processor

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Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual 
  Removing the Processor
  Installing the Processor
Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such
as a connector on the back of the computer).
To prevent intermittent contact between the ZIF-socket cam screw and the processor when removing or replacing the processor, press to
apply slight pressure to the center of the processor while turning the cam screw.
To avoid damage to the processor, hold the screwdriver so that it is perpendicular to the processor when turning the cam screw.
 Removing the Processor
1. Follow the instructions in
Before You
2. Remove the processor thermal-cooling assembly (see
When removing the processor, pull it straight up. Be careful not to bend the pins on the processor.
3. To loosen the ZIF socket, use a small, flat-blade screwdriver and rotate the ZIF-socket cam screw counterclockwise until it comes to the cam stop.
The ZIF-socket cam screw secures the processor to the system board. Take note of the arrow on the ZIF-socket cam screw.
ZIF-socket cam screw
4. Use a processor extraction tool to remove the processor.
 Installing the Processor
Ensure that the cam lock is in the fully open position before seating the processor. Seating the processor properly in the ZIF socket does not
require force.
A processor that is not properly seated can result in an intermittent connection or permanent damage to the processor and ZIF socket.
1. Align the pin-1 corner of the processor so that it points to the triangle on the system board, and insert the processor into the ZIF socket.
When the processor is correctly seated, all four corners are aligned at the same height. If one or more corners of the processor are higher than the
others, the processor is not seated correctly.
Removing the Processor Thermal-Cooling
pin-1 corner of processor
ZIF socket


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