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Replacing the Power Switch

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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

  • Turn off the computer. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable. Disconnect the power cord.
  • 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.
  • 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

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Removing the power switch

Use the steps in this section to remove the power switch.
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

Remove the upper optical drive.

For more information about

removing the optical drive, refer to the HP support document Replacing or Adding a CD or DVD Drive .
Pulling out the optical drive
Step 4

Detach the power switch connector from the motherboard.
Motherboard connector
Step 5

Free the power switch connectors from the cable guides above the upper optical drive bay.
Freeing the connectors
Step 6

Squeeze the bottom of the power switch to disconnect it from the front of the computer, and...
Squeezing the power switch
...then pull the switch and its connectors out the front of the computer.Pulling out the power switch

Replacing the power switch

Use the steps in this section to replace the power switch.
Step 1

Find the tabs on the bottom, top, and right side of the power switch.
Locating the tabs
Step 2

Find the slots on the front of the computer.
Locating the slots
Step 3

Slide the motherboard connectors into the computer.
Sliding in the power switch
Step 4

Squeeze the tabs on the power switch and press it securely into place.
Pressing the power switch into place
Step 5

Tuck the connectors into the cable guides above the optical drive.
Inserting the connectors
Step 6

Connect the power switch connector to the motherboard.
Motherboard connector
Step 7

Replace the upper optical drive.

For more information about removing the optical drive, refer to the HP support document Replacing or Adding a CD or DVD Drive .
Sliding back the drive
Step 8

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 9

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 panel3

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