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Replacing a CD or DVD Drive for HP Slimline s5-1000 and 400-000 Desktop PCs

This document applies to HP Slimline s5-1000 400-000 and series desktop computers.
HP Slimline s5-1000 series desktop computerHP Slimline 400-000 series desktop computer
Before you begin
  • 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 noncarpeted 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.
  note:
For best quality on dial-up connections, wait until the video has fully loaded before viewing.
Removing a CD or DVD drive
Use the steps in this section to remove a CD or DVD 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
Swing the optical drive cage up part of the way.
Swinging the optical drive up
Step 4
Detach the three connectors from the rear of the optical drive.
Optical drive connectors
  note:
Press the latches on the power cable to remove it.
Optical drive power cable latch
Step 5
Remove the screw that secures the optical drive in its cage.
Save the screw for optical drive replacement.
Optical drive cage screw
Step 6
Swing the optical drive cage down.
Swinging down the cage
Step 7
Push the drive forward and pull it out the front of the computer.
Removing the optical drive
Replacing the CD or DVD drive
Use the steps in this section to replace the CD or DVD drive.
Step 1
Find the small hole on the side of the drive.
Optical drive
Step 2
Find the hole marked “1” on the optical drive bay.
Optical drive bay
Step 3
Slide the drive back until the holes align.
Sliding back the drive
Step 4
Swing the optical drive cage up part of the way.
Swinging the optical drive up
Step 5
Replace the screw into the hole marked “1” on the optical drive bay.
Optical drive cage screw
Step 6
Replace the three connectors at the rear of the optical drive.
Optical drive connectors
Step 7
Swing the optical drive cage down.
Swinging down the cage
Step 8
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 9
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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