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Removing the Front Cover on HP and Compaq Desktop PCs

This document pertains only to HP desktop computers with the following computer case:
Image of the computer

Before you begin

  • You need a flathead screwdriver.
  • Remove the Pocket Media Drive, if it is present.
  • Turn off the computer, and then disconnect all cables. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable before disconnecting 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 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.

Video overview

View the following video before using the steps in this document.

Removing the front cover

To replace an optical drive, or a hard disk drive, remove the front panel.
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Step 1
Remove the right side panel.
For more information about removing the side panel, refer to the HP support document Opening the PC Case.
Image of removing the side panel
Step 2
Locate the three tabs that secure the front panel to the computer.
Image of the tabs that secure the front panel to the computer
Step 3
Pull each of the front panel tabs out slightly, away from the computer, to release the panel.
Image of lifting an individual front panel tab
Step 4
Swing the front panel open toward the left, and then...
Image of swinging the front panel open
...lift the panel off the computer.
Image of lifting the front panel from the computer

Replacing the front cover

Step 1
Locate the six tabs on the inside of the front panel, and...
Image of the six tabs on the inside of the front panel
...the six holes on the front of the computer.
Image of the six holes on the computer for the front panel
Step 2
Hold the front panel over the front of the computer, and then press the left side of the front panel to insert the tabs into the computer holes.
Image of the front panel aligned over the computer
Step 3
Swing the right side of the front panel toward the computer, inserting the panel tabs into the computer holes, and then press the right side of the panel into the computer.
Image of swinging the right side of the front panel toward the computer
Step 4
Replace the right side panel.
For more information, refer to the HP support document Opening the PC Case.
Image of sliding the side panel toward the front of the computer

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