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Replacing a CD or DVD Drive in HP Pavilion Slimline s3000 and Compaq Presario S3000 Desktop PCs

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This document only pertains to HP Pavilion Desktop computers with the following PC case:

Before you begin

  • Turn off the computer, disconnect all cables, and transfer the computer 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 computer.
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.

Removing a CD or DVD drive

Use the steps in this section to remove a CD or DVD drive so that an empty bay can be used to install a new drive.
WARNING:Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Step 1. With all cables disconnected from the computer, remove the right side panel.

For more information about removing the right side panel, you can refer to the HP support document Opening the PC Case .
Step 2. Remove the front cover.

For more information about removing the front cover, you can refer to the HP support document Removing the front cover .
Step 3. Lift the fan assembly, if present, by pulling up on the middle section of the assembly until it separates from the computer. Do not fully remove it.

Step 4. Before fully removing the fan assembly, detach the fan cable from the connector from the motherboard. Remove the fan assembly once the fan cable is detached.
Step 5. Remove data and power cables from the rear of the CD or DVD drive.
Step 6. Remove the screw that holds the CD or DVD drive to the computer drive tray.
Step 7. Pull the latch away from the drive to release it, ...
... and then slide the drive forward and out of the computer.

Installing a CD or DVD drive

Use the steps in this section to install a new CD or DVD into an empty drive bay.
Step 1. Pull the drive latch out, and then slide the CD or DVD drive partially into the drive tray.
Step 2. Release the drive latch and continue sliding the CD or DVD drive into the computer until the latch snaps into place.
Step 3. Replace the screw that holds the CD or DVD drive to the drive tray.
Step 4. Attach the data and power cables to the rear of the CD or DVD drive.
Step 5. Replace the side panel, the front cover, and the fan assembly. Reconnect all cables, and turn on the computer.
Step 6. If using Windows, wait until Windows fully opens, finds, and configures the new drive.