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Compaq Presario SR5505F Desktop PC support

Adding or Replacing a CD or DVD Drive in Compaq Presario SR5000 Series PCs

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This document pertains only to HP desktop computers with the following computer 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.

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 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 upper or lower CD or DVD drive, first remove the right side panel.

If you need assistance, refer to the HP support document Opening the PC Case .
Step 2. Remove the front panel.

If you need assistance, refer to the HP support document Removing the Front Cover .
Step 3. Pull out the drive latch and swing it partially to the right.
Step 4. Push the drive forward slightly, and detach the power and data cables from the back of the drive.

Note where each cable goes.
Some CD/DVD drives have SATA power and data cables. To remove these cables, first press on the latch.
Step 5. Pull out the drive completely through 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 into an empty drive bay.
If installing a new CD or DVD drive in a previously unused drive bay, first remove the breakaway metal plate from the front of the computer.
Step 1. Remove the screws from the metal shield.

Step 2. Pry off the shield with pliers or a flat-headed screwdriver.

NOTE:If it helps, remove the adjacent CD or DVD drive before removing the shield.
Step 3. Make sure the new drive you are installing is set to CS (cable select).
Step 4. Push the CD/DVD drive partway into either empty drive bay.
Step 5. Attach the power and flat ribbon (data) cables to the rear of the drive.
If the drive uses a flat ribbon cable (PATA) and only one drive is installed, attach it to the flat ribbon connector labeled Master . If two PATA drives exist, the second should attach to the middle connector on the flat ribbon cable labeled Slave .
Step 6. Pull out the drive latch and insert its peg into the hole marked 1 .
Step 7. Slide the drive back until it locks into place.
Step 8. Replace the front panel, and then the side panel.

For information about replacing the front panel, refer to the HP support document Removing the Front Cover .

For information on replacing the side panels, refer to the HP support document Opening the PC Case .
Reconnect the cables, and turn on the computer.

If using Windows, wait until Windows fully opens, finds, and configures the new drive. It may automatically install a driver for the new drive.
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