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OMEN by HP Obelisk 875-0xx, 870-xxx Desktops - Replacing the Hard Drive

If the internal hard disk drive (HDD) crashes, is damaged, or needs to be upgraded, you can replace the HDD.

CAUTION:

This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). HP recommends using an anti-static wrist strap and working over a non-carpeted floor with a conductive foam pad to reduce the to reduce the chance of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage.

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 you attempt to service the computer.

Prepare for replacing parts of the computer

Prepare for replacing a part of the computer by making sure your computer, components, and workspace are ready.

  1. Turn off the computer, and then wait for components to cool.

  2. Disconnect the power cord and any cables from the computer, and then unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, surge protector, extension cable, or power strip.

  3. Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor with a conductive foam pad to reduce the chance of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. HP recommends using anti-static wrist straps.

  4. Keep and parts or components in their protective packaging until you are ready to install them.

  5. Make sure you have a Phillips or Flathead screwdriver, depending on your computer model.

Remove the access panel

Remove the side access panel to remove and replace the internal components of the computer.

  1. Press the release button on the rear of the tower.

    Pressing the release button on the rear of the computer
  2. Grasp the access panel on either side of the top, and then push the access panel toward the chassis slightly.

    Pressing the panel toward the chassis
  3. Lift up and remove the access panel, and then gently set it aside for later use.

    Removing the access panel

Remove the internal hard drive

Remove the internal hard drive from the enclosure inside of the computer.

  1. Detach the hard drive power and SATA cables from the base of the hard drive cage.

    Locating the cables from the base of hard drive cage
  2. Disconnect the hard drive power and SATA cables from the hard drive.

    Locating the cables to disconnect from the hard drive
  3. Push in and hold the tabs of the hard drive enclosure, and then remove the enclosure from the computer.

    Use the same steps to remove the secondary hard drive enclosure if necessary.

    Pressing in the tabs of the hard drive enclosure to remove it from the computer
  4. Grasp the enclosure on each side to release the hard drive, and then set the enclosure aside for later use.

    Releasing the hard drive from the enclosure
  5. Remove the hard drive.

Replace the internal hard drive

Replace the internal hard drive, secure it into the enclosure, and then re-insert it into the computer.

  1. Remove the replacement hard drive from its packaging.

  2. While grasping the hard drive in one hand, align the grommet pins on one side of the hard drive tray to the holes on one side of the hard drive.

    Aligning the holes on the sides of the replacement hard drive with the pins in the tray
  3. Insert the grommet pins into one side of the hard drive, and then insert the pins into the other side.

  4. Push in and hold the tabs of the hard drive tray, and then re-insert the enclosure into the hard drive enclosure.

    Reinserting the hard drive into the computer
  5. Reconnect the power and SATA cables to the hard drive.

    Reattaching the cables to the hard disk drive
  6. Reattach the power and SATA cables to the base of the hard drive enclosure.

    Reattaching the cables to the base of the hard drive enclosure

Close the access panel

Close the side access panel to protect the internal components of the computer.

  1. Grasp the access panel on either side of the top, align the access panel with the chassis, and then gently lower the access panel into the bottom of the chassis.

    Aligning the side panel with the base of the chassis, then pushing the panel into place
  2. Push the access panel toward the chassis, and then press the panel on each side until it clicks into place.

    Pressing the side panel into place

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