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Remove and Replace the Hard Drive for OMEN by HP Obelisk 875-0xx, 870-xxx Desktop PCs

This document is for OMEN by HP Obelisk 875-0xx Desktop PC and OMEN by HP 870-xxx Desktop PC.
OMEN by HP Desktop PC

Before you begin

  • 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:
Before starting, power off the computer and wait for components to cool before starting these procedures.
  caution:
This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a non-carpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.
  caution:
Procedures in this document are provided by HP for qualified service agents and as a courtesy to its customers. Servicing internal components increases the risk of damaging the computer which might not be covered under warranty. Understand the risk and refer to the product's warranty before attempting to service the computer.

Removing the hard drive

Remove the hard drive.
Step 1
Remove the access panel.
Removing the access panel
Step 2
Detach the hard drive power cable and SATA cable from the base of the hard drive cage.
Hard drive power cables at the base of the cage
Step 3
Disconnect the hard drive power cable and the SATA cable from the hard drive.
Cable connections to the hard drive
Step 4
Push the two plastic tabs at the top of the hard drive holder towards each other to flex the holder.
Squeezing the two tabs together
Step 5
Keeping the hard drive holder flexed, slide the holder and the hard drive out of the hard drive cage.
note:
The secondary hard drive holder adjacent to the hard drive is removed in the same way.
Lifting the holder and the hard drive from the hard drive cage
Step 6
Grasp the holder on either side and flex it to remove the hard drive from the holder.Remove the hard drive and keep the holder.
Removing the hard drive from the holder

Replacing the hard drive

Replace the hard drive.
Step 1
Align the grommet pins on one side of the hard drive holder to the holes on one side of the hard drive.
The grommet pins on the hard drive holder and the holes in the side of the hard drive
Step 2
Insert the grommet pins into one side of the hard drive.
Placing the hard drive in the holder
Step 3
Flex the holder to insert the grommet pins into the other side of the hard drive.
Flexing the holder to insert the pins in the other side of the hard drive
Step 4
Slide the hard drive and its holder into the hard drive cage.
Inserting the hard drive into its cage
Step 5
Connect the SATA cable and power cable to the hard drive.
SATA and power cables connected to the hard drive
Step 6
Secure the SATA and power cables with the clip at the base of the hard drive cage.
SATA and power cables secured by the clip at the bottom of the hard drive cage
Step 7
Replace the access panel.
Replacing the access panel

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