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Replacing the Graphics Card and Expansion Cards in HP Pavilion HPE h8-1000 and HP ENVY 700 Desktop Series PCs

This document applies to HP Pavilion HPE h8-1000 series desktop computers.
HP Pavilion HPE h8-1000 series desktop computer

Before you begin

  • You need a flathead screwdriver.
  • 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:
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 article.

Removing and replacing the graphics card

  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.

Removing the graphics card

Follow the steps in this section to remove a graphics card.
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 two screws securing the graphics card retaining bracket to the computer.
Save the screws for graphics card replacement.
Graphics card retaining bracket screws
Step 3
Remove the graphics card retaining bracket.
Removing the retaining bracket
Step 4
Remove the screw that secures the expansion slot lock to the computer.
Save this screw for graphics card and expansion cards replacement.
Removing the screw
Step 5
Pull the expansion slot lock off the computer.
Removing the expansion slot lock
Step 6
Press down on the latch holding the graphics card to the motherboard, and...
Graphics card latch
...remove the graphics card from the computer.
Removing the graphics card

Replacing the graphics card

Use the steps in this section to replace the graphics card.
Step 1
Hook the edge of the card into its motherboard slot, and...
Hooking the edge of the card
...carefully push the card to the rear of the computer until it is secure.
Pushing the card
Step 2
The expansion slot lock has two hooks...
The two hooks
...that fit into two slots on the rear of the computer.
The two slots
Step 3
Align the hooks of the slot lock into the slots on the computer.
Aligning the hooks.
Step 4
Replace the screw that secures the expansion slot lock to the computer.
Replacing the screw
Step 5
Find the two tabs on the side of the graphics card retaining bracket...
Tabs on the side of the bracket
...that fit into two slots on the side of the computer.
Slots on the side of the computer
Step 6
Align the tabs into the slots, and...
Aligning the tabs into the slots
...swing the bracket down into place.
Swinging the bracket into place
Step 7
Replace the two screws that secure the graphics card retaining bracket to the computer.
Graphics card retaining bracket screws
Step 8
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

Removing and replacing an expansion card

  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.

Removing an expansion card

Follow the steps in this section to remove an expansion card.
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 two screws securing the graphics card retaining bracket to the computer.
Save the screws for expansion card replacement.
Graphics card retaining bracket screws
Step 3
Remove the graphics card retaining bracket.
Removing the retaining bracket
Step 4
Remove the screw that secures the expansion slot lock to the computer.
Save this screw for graphics card and expansion cards replacement.
Removing the screw
Step 5
Pull the expansion slot lock off the computer.
Removing the expansion slot lock
Step 6
Detach any connectors that run from the card to other system components.
Expansion card connector
Step 7
Pull on the edges of the expansion card to release it from the expansion slot and remove it from the computer.
Removing the expansion card

Replacing the expansion card

Use the steps in this section to replace the expansion card.
Step 1
Carefully seat the card in its slot until it is secure.
Replacing the expansion card
Step 2
The expansion slot lock has two hooks...
The two hooks
...that fit into two slots on the rear of the computer.
The two slots
Step 3
Align the hooks of the slot lock into the slots on the computer.
Aligning the hooks.
Step 4
Replace the screw that secures the expansion slot lock to the computer.
Replacing the screw
Step 5
Find the two tabs on the side of the graphics card retaining bracket...
Tabs on the side of the bracket
...that fit into two slots on the side of the computer.
Slots on the side of the computer
Step 6
Align the tabs into the slots, and...
Aligning the tabs into the slots
...swing the bracket down into place.
Swinging the bracket into place
Step 7
Replace the two screws that secure the graphics card retaining bracket to the computer.
Graphics card retaining bracket screws
Step 8
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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