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Processor installation movie - ThinkCentre A51p (type 8422, 8423, 8427) / ThinkCentre M51 (type 8143, 8144, 8146)

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To install the processor:

  1. Rotate the processor to the open position.
  2. Open the processor retainer.
  3. Remove the dusk cover from the processor socket.
  4. Lift the processor up and carefully remove the protective cover.
  5. Using the vacuum tool, place the processor in position over the socket using the slots in the processor for alignment.
  6. Close the processor retainer.
  7. Rotate the processor release lever to the locked position.
    NOTE: When install a new heat sink, you must remove the protective cover over the pre applied thermal layer and you should not add any additional thermal grease.
  8. Position the heat sink over the heat sink retention bracket using the beveled edge for alignment
  9. Insert the bottom edge of the heat sink under the lip of the heat sink retention bracket and then rotate the top edge down until the heat sink is seated in the bracket.
  10. Rotate the heat sink release lever to the locked position.

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View detailed processor removal and installation instructions for 8422, 8423, and 8427 systems

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Legacy Document ID : MIGR-55801
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