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HP Compaq dx2400 Microtower PC - Removing and Replacing PCI Card

Introduction
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the PCI card for the HP Compaq dx2400 Microtower PC.
Minimum skill level
The End User requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The End user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.
Tools required
  • T-15 Torx screwdriver
Parts required
  note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the PCI card that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP.
Description
Part Number
Requires Return
NVIDIA GeForce 8440 GS PCI-e (x16) graphics card - Dual link DVI-I and TV (S-video) outputs (Low profile high performance with ATX bracket)
445743-001 (Modified)
Yes
ATI HD X2400, PCIEx16, DMS-59 and TV outputs, 256MB graphics adapter
462477-001 (Modified)
Yes
Graphics card - 512MB, PCIe (X16) - Dual-link DVI-I output - Full height high performance
481421-001 (Modified)
Yes
PCIe interface card - Feature connector for digital visual interface (DVI-D) and serial digital video output (SDVO) - Full-height form factor
398333-001 (Modified)
Yes
Intel Pro/1000 PT Gigabyte Ethernet PCIe network interface card - Has one RJ-45 connector - PCI Express 1.0a bus type
398754-001 (Modified)
Yes
Belkin wireless LAN (ROW) 802.11a/b/g PCI card - Includes full height and low profile I/O brackets and wireless antenna (Option PZ928AA)
391866-001 (Modified)
Yes
  note:
For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If the unit contains a part that is labeled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If the unit contains a part that is labeled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.
Summary of instructions
To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the PCI card, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Libraryy, then select PCI card from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab.
PCI card removal
  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:
      caution:
    Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to the product or loss of data.
  2. Disconnect any cables attached to the PCI card.
  3. Remove the Torx-15 screw from the PCI retention clamp on the rear of the chassis.
  4. Slide the PCI retention clamp up and remove it from the chassis.
  5. Pull straight up on the PCI card to remove it from the PCI slot on the system board .
  note:
If the PCI slot has a locking tab, push out and hold the locking tab while lifting the PCI card.
PCI card replacement
  caution:
If you are not replacing the PCI card with another card, cover the open slot on the PCI bulkhead with a metal slot cover.
  1. While installing a new PCI card, remove the slot cover from the appropriate slot on the PCI bulkhead.
  2. Align the connectors on the PCI card with the PCI slot on the system board.
  3. Press the card firmly into the slot. Make sure the card is seated properly.
  4. Insert the tabs on the PCI retention clamp into the slots on the chassis and lower the clamp into place.
  5. Replace the Torx-15 screw that secures the clamp to the chassis.
  6. Connect any cables needed to the PCI card.

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