Opening the PC Case
Before you begin
- Turn off the PC, disconnect all cables, and transfer the PC to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
- HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the PC.
WARNING:The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.
CAUTION:This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.
View the following video before using the steps in this article.
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Removing the right side panel
To access most components, remove the right side panel.
WARNING:Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Removing the left side panel
To access certain system components, the left side panel may need to be removed.