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Replacing or Adding a CD/DVD Drive in HP Pavilion p7-1000 Series Desktop PCs

This document applies to HP Pavilion p7-1000 series desktop computers.
HP Pavilion p7-1000 series desktop computer
Before you begin
  • If installing a second optical drive, you need a flathead screwdriver.
  • Turn off the computer, and then disconnect all cables. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable before disconnecting the power cord.
  • Move the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
  • HP strongly recommends the use of an antistatic 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
View the following video before using the steps in this article.
Removing a CD or DVD drive
Use the steps in this section to remove a CD or DVD drive. If you want to add an optical drive to a computer with an empty optical drive bay, you must first follow these steps to remove the top optical drive.
 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
Detach the two connectors from the rear of the optical drive.
Optical drive connectors
 note:
Press the latches on the power and data cables to remove them.
Optical drive connector latches
Step 4
Pull the drive latch out and swing it partially to the left.
Swinging out the latch
Step 5
Pull the optical drive out the front of the computer.
Pulling out the optical drive
Installing a CD or DVD drive
Use the steps in this section to install a new CD or DVD drive.
Step 1
To install a second optical drive, remove the EMI shield by inserting a flat head screwdriver into the slots on the shield and prying the shield off.
Removing the shield
Step 2
Slide in each drive part of the way.
Sliding in the drive
Step 3
Pull out on the drive latch and push it back until its peg is inserted into the hole marked “2” on the drive bay.
Pushing back the latch
Step 4
Slide the drive back until the drive latch locks into position.
Sliding back the drive
Step 5
Replace the connectors at the rear of the optical drive.
Optical drive connectors
Step 6
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 7
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 panel

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