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Replacing the Memory Card Reader in HP Pavilion Slimline s3000 and Compaq Presario S3000 Desktop PCs

This document pertains only to HP Pavilion desktop computers with the following PC case:
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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 the memory card reader
Use the steps in this section to remove the memory card reader so that an empty bay can be used to replace a new card reader.
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Step 1
With all cables disconnected from the computer, remove the right side panel. First, slide it toward the rear of the PC, and then lift it up and off.
For more information about removing the right side panel, you can refer to the HP support document Opening the PC Case.
Removing the right side panel
Step 2
Remove the front cover.
The front cover is held in place by four tabs on the inside of the computer. Squeeze the bottom two tabs inward and the top two tabs outward to loosen the front cover from the computer.
For more information about removing the front cover, see Removing the Front Cover.
  caution:
Be careful to not bend or break the tabs on the right side of the front cover.
Removing the front cover
Step 3
Remove the two screws that secure the card reader to the computer.
Removing the two screws for the card reader
Step 4
Remove the screw that secures the hard drive tray to the computer.
Removing the screw for the hard drive tray
Step 5
Pull the reader partially out of the computer.
Pulling the reader partially out
Step 6
Press down on the card reader cable latch.
Pressing down on the card reader cable latch
Step 7
While pressing on the tab, remove the card reader from the computer.
Removing the reader from the computer
Replacing a memory card reader
Use the steps in this section to replace a new memory card reader into an empty card reader bay.
Step 1
Connect the cable to the back of the reader.
Connecting the cable to the card reader
Step 2
Push the card reader back into the computer.
Inserting the card reader in the computer
Step 3
Replace the two screws that secure the card reader to the computer.
Replacing the two screws for the card reader
Step 4
Replace the front cover.
For more information about replacing the front cover, see Removing the Front Cover.
Replacing the front cover
Step 5
Replace the right side panel, and then reconnect the cables.
For more information about replacing the right side panel, see Opening the PC Case.
Replacing the right side panel

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