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HP TouchSmart 600-1050 Desktop PC support

Replacing the CD/DVD Drive in HP TouchSmart 600 Series Desktop PCs

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This document applies to HP Touch 600 desktop computers.
HP Touch 600 Series

Before you begin

  • Turn off the computer, and disconnect all cables. Be sure to disconnect the network cable before disconnecting the power cord.
  • Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a noncarpeted floor. Place the computer face-down on a soft flat surface. HP recommends that you place the computer on a blanket, towel, or other soft cloth to protect the touch screen surface from scratches or other damage.
  • Do not remove a component from the protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
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 the DVD drive

Use the steps in this section to remove the DVD drive.
WARNING:Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Use the following steps to remove the optical drive from the computer:
Step 1

Turn off the computer, disconnect all cables, and transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor. Place the computer with the screen face down on a soft surface.
Place the computer on a soft surface
Step 2

To remove or replace the DVD optical disc drive, first remove the hard drive and memory cover, the stand, the IO cover, the feet, and the back cover.

For information about removing these items, refer to the HP support document Removing the Back Cover .
Animated image of lifting off the back cover
Step 3

Remove the eject button connector from the cable guide on the side of the drive cage.
Remove the eject button connector from the cable guide
Step 4

Loosen the captured screw that secures the drive assembly in the computer.
Loosen the captured screw
Step 5

Slide the cage to the side of the computer.

CAUTION:Do not pull excessively or strain the cables. Doing so could dislodge them from the main computer CPU board, cause the computer not to work, and require fact
Slide the cage out to the side
Step 6

Pull the drive cage partially out of the computer.
Pull the drive cage partially out of the computer.
Step 7

Remove the combination power and data cable.
Unplug the  combination power/data cable
Step 8

Completely remove the drive assembly from the computer.
Remove the drive assembly from the computer
Step 9

To remove the optical drive from the cage, remove the four small screws, two on each side.
Remove the four small screws
Step 10

Slide the optical drive out of the cage.
Slide the optical drive out of the cage

Replacing the DVD drive

Use the following steps to replace the optical drive in the computer:
Step 1

Slide the CD/DVD drive into the metal cage with the label side up...
Slide the CD/DVD drive into the metal cage
...making sure to align the side of the drive against the tabs inside the cage.The four screws on the CD/DVD drive assembly
Step 2

Align the screw holes on the drive with the holes on the cage.
Drive assembly oriented to the opening in the metal tab
Step 3

Replace the four small screws that secure the drive in the cage.
Replace the four small screws
Step 4

Find the three slots on the bottom of the optical drive cage.
The three slots on the drive cage
Then find the three tabs inside the computer that match the slots on the drive cage.The three tabs inside the computer
Step 5

Connect the combination power/data cable to the drive.
Connect the  combination power/data cable
Step 6

Align the slots of the cage over the tabs in the computer.
Align the slots with the tabs
Step 7

Slide the drive assembly into place until it is secure.
Slide the drive assembly
Step 8

Replace the eject button connector in the cable guide on the side of the drive cage.
Replace the eject button connector
Step 9

Tighten the screw for the drive assembly to secure the drive assembly in the computer.
Tighten the captured screw
Step 10

Replace the back cover, the feet, the IO cover, the stand, and the hard drive and memory cover.

For information about replacing these items, see the HP support document Removing the Back Cover .
Lower the back cover into place