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Replacing or Adding a CD/DVD Drive in HP Pavilion p7-1000 Series Desktop PCs

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This document applies to HP Pavilion p7-1000 series desktop computers.
HP Pavilion p7-1000 series desktop computer

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.

Video overview

View the following video before using the steps in this article.
NOTE:For best quality on dial-up connections, wait until the video has fully loaded before viewing.

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.
Step 1

Remove the side panel.

For more information about removing the side panel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Side Panel .
Pulling off the panel
Step 2

Remove the front bezel.

For more information about removing the front bezel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel .
Rotating out the bezel.
Step 3

Detach the two connectors from the rear of the optical drive.
Optical drive connectors
NOTE:Press the latches on the power and data cables to remove them.
Optical drive connector latches
Step 4

Pull the drive latch out and swing it partially to the left.
Swinging out the latch
Step 5

Pull the optical drive out the front of the computer.
Pulling out the optical drive

Installing a CD or DVD drive

Use the steps in this section to install a new CD or DVD drive.
Step 1

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.
Removing the shield
Step 2

Slide in each drive part of the way.
Sliding in the drive
Step 3

Pull out on the drive latch and push it back until its peg is inserted into the hole marked “2” on the drive bay.
Pushing back the latch
Step 4

Slide the drive back until the drive latch locks into position.
Sliding back the drive
Step 5

Replace the connectors at the rear of the optical drive.
Optical drive connectors
Step 6

Replace the front bezel.

For more information about replacing the front bezel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel .
Rotating the bezel
Step 7

Replace the side panel.

For more information about replacing the side panel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Side Panel .
Replacing the panel