Replacing or Adding a CD/DVD Drive in HP Pavilion p7-1000 Series Desktop PCs
Before you begin
- If installing a second optical drive, you need a flathead screwdriver.
- Turn off the computer, and then disconnect all cables. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable before disconnecting the power cord.
- Move the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
- HP strongly recommends the use of an antistatic wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
- Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
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 a CD or DVD drive
Use the steps in this section to remove a CD or DVD drive. If you want to add an optical drive to a computer with an empty optical drive bay, you must first follow these steps to remove the top optical drive.
WARNING:Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Remove the side panel.
For more information about removing the side panel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Side Panel .
Remove the front bezel.
For more information about removing the front bezel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel .
Detach the two connectors from the rear of the optical drive.
NOTE:Press the latches on the power and data cables to remove them.
Pull the drive latch out and swing it partially to the left.
Pull the optical drive out the front of the computer.
Installing a CD or DVD drive
Use the steps in this section to install a new CD or DVD drive.
To install a second optical drive, remove the EMI shield by inserting a flat head screwdriver into the slots on the shield and prying the shield off.
Slide in each drive part of the way.
Pull out on the drive latch and push it back until its peg is inserted into the hole marked “2” on the drive bay.
Slide the drive back until the drive latch locks into position.
Replace the connectors at the rear of the optical drive.
Replace the front bezel.
For more information about replacing the front bezel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel .
Replace the side panel.
For more information about replacing the side panel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Side Panel .