Before you begin
- 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 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. To remove either the lower or upper optical drive, remove both the right and left side panel and the front cover.|
For more information about removing the side panels and the front cover, refer to the HP support documents Opening the PC Case and Removing the Front Cover .
|Step 2. Remove the power and flat ribbon cables from the rear of the drive that you want to remove.|
|Step 3. Pull on the quick release latch for each CD or DVD drive that is installed.|
|Step 4. While holding the release latch, pull the drive out through the front of the PC.|
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. Attach four screws, two on each side, to the new drive.|
|You can use the screws from the drive that was removed or additional screws can be found on the front of the PC.|
|Step 2. Make sure that the new drive is set to Cable Select .|
|Step 3. Align the screws on the side of the drive into the guides on the chassis...|
|...and slide the drive into the PC until it locks into place|
|Step 4. Attach the power and flat ribbon cables to the rear of the drive.|
NOTE:If you have installed a new drive in an empty optical drive bay, connect the flat ribbon cable marked SLAVE to the new drive.
|Step 5. Replace the side panels and the front cover, reconnect the cables, and turn on the PC.|
For more information about replacing the side panels and the front cover, refer to the HP support documents Opening the PC Case and Removing the Front Cover .
|Step 6. If using Windows, wait until Windows fully opens, finds, and configures the new drive.|