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HP Pavilion HPE h9-1000 Desktop PCs - Replacing the Wireless LAN Antennas

This document applies to HP Pavilion HPE h9-1000 desktop computers.
HP Pavilion HPE h9-1000 desktop computer
Before you begin
  • You need a flathead screwdriver.
  • Turn off the computer. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable. Disconnect the power cord.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  note:
For best quality on dial-up connections, wait until the video has fully loaded before viewing.
Removing the wireless LAN antennas
Use the steps in this section to remove the wireless LAN antennas.
  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
Remove the upper optical drive.
For more information about removing the optical drive, refer to the HP support document Replacing or Adding a CD or DVD Drive.
Pulling out the optical drive
Step 4
Remove the top bezel.
For more information about removing the top bezel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Top Bezel.
Removing the top bezel
Step 5
Detach the wireless antenna connectors from the wireless LAN minicard.
WLAN minicard connectors
Step 6
Snip the cable tie securing the antenna connectors to the front IO cable bundle.
Cable tie
Step 7
Pull the wireless antenna cables up through the access hole at the top of the computer.
Pulling out the antenna cables
Step 8
Unhook each cable from the hooks securing it to the top of the computer.
Unhooking the cables
Step 9
Remove the screw for each antenna.
Save the screws for wireless LAN antenna replacement.
Removing the screws
Step 10
Pull the antennas off the computer.
Removing the antennas
Replacing the wireless LAN antennas
Use the steps in this section to replace the wireless LAN antennas.
Step 1
The new antennas are installed in the locations marked “ANT 1” and “ANT 3” on the top of the computer.
ANT_1 marking
Step 2
Find the locator peg that fits into a hole on the antenna.
Locator peg
Step 3
Place the hole on each antenna over its locator peg.
Placing the antenna on the computer
Step 4
Replace the screw for each antenna.
Replacing the screws
Step 5
Secure the antenna cables into the hooks on the top of the computer.
Inserting the connectors
Step 6
Feed the antenna cables down through the access hole into the computer.
Feeding the antenna cables
Step 7
Use a cable tie to bundle the wireless cables with the front IO connectors.
Cable tie
Step 8
Replace the wireless antenna connectors on the wireless LAN minicard.
WLAN minicard connectors
Step 9
Replace the top bezel.
For more information about replacing the top bezel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Top Bezel.
Replacing the top cover
Step 10
Replace the upper optical drive.
For more information about removing the optical drive, refer to the HP support document Replacing or Adding a CD or DVD Drive.
Sliding in the drive
Step 11
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 12
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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