Before you begin
- You need a Phillips head screwdriver.
- Remove all CDs and DVDs from the optical drive.
- 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 non-carpeted 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.
WARNING:Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
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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Preparing the PC for a Wall-Mount Installation
Remove the rear cover to access the internal components.
Removing the rear cover
Use the following steps to prepare the computer for a wall-mount installation.
Place the computer face down on a table with the stand overhanging the table edge and remove the back cover.
For instructions, see the HP support document, Removing and Replacing the Rear Cover .
Remove the eight silver screws for the stand, four on each side of the stand.
Each screw location is marked with the stencil of an arrow with no circles inside.
Slide the stand down slightly, and then pull it off the computer.
Find and pull out the two bezel inserts located between the speakers inside the computer.
NOTE:The bezel inserts will fill in the gaps left in the outside bezel which were created by removing the stand.
The inserts are labeled 1 and 2 .
The inserts correspond to stencils on either side of the computer, 1 ...
|...and 2 .|
On the bezel insert marked 1 , find the tab on the bottom.
In the area marked with the stenciled 1 , find the slot on the front bezel and the two tabs for the bezel insert.
To install bezel insert 1 , align the bottom tab into the slot. Slide the bezel insert down until the holes on the insert...
|...align over the tabs on the bezel.|
On the bezel insert marked 2 , find the tabs on both the top and the bottom.
In the area marked with the stenciled 2 , find the two slots on the front bezel and the two tabs for the bezel insert.
To install bezel insert 2 , align the top and bottom tabs into their slots. Slide the bezel insert down until the holes on the insert align over the tabs on the bezel.
Replace the rear cover.
For instructions to replace the rear cover, see the HP support document, Removing and Replacing the Rear Cover .
Remove the VESA cover from the back of the rear cover if it was not removed when taking off the rear cover.
|The system is now ready to install a VESA wall mount according to the manufacturer’s instructions.|