Removing the Front Cover in HP Pavilion t100 Series Desktop PCs
Before you begin
- You will need a flat-bladed screwdriver.
- 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.
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Removing the front cover
To replace the power switch, the optical drives, the front I/O panel, the hard drive, or the memory card reader, the front outer cover must be removed.
WARNING:Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
|Step 1. With all cables disconnected from the PC, remove both side panels.|
For more information about removing the side panels, you can refer to the HP support document Opening the PC Case .
|The front cover is held in place by a release latch inside the PC...|
|...as well as by six tabs on the front cover.|
|These tabs are marked with green labels and fit into matching slots on the PC.|
|Step 2. Pull the release latch towards the outer edge of the PC.|
|Step 3. From inside the PC, press the three tabs on the left side of the front cover.|
| Step 3. Rotate the front cover off of the PC.|
CAUTION:Be careful to not bend or break the three tabs on the right side of the front cover.