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HP Z420 Workstation - Removing and Replacing the eSATA Adapter

Introduction
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the eSATA adapter for the HP Z420 Workstation.
Minimum skill level
The end user requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The end user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.
Parts required
  note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the eSATA adapter that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return", then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP.
Description
Part Number
Requires Return
2x eSATA cable with PCI bracket
683864-001 (Modified)
Yes
  note:
For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the "Original" spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If the unit contains a part that is labeled with the "Modified" spare number, the "Modified" spare part must be ordered as the replacement part. If the unit contains a part that is labeled with the "Original" spare number, please order the "Original" spare number as the replacement part. In this case, either the "Original" or the "Modified" spare number may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.
Summary of instructions
To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the eSATA adapter, click here to view the HP Services Media Library and then click on Remove/Replace videos. On the new window, select eSATA adapter from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
eSATA adapter removal
  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:
      caution:
    Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to the product or loss of data.
  2. Disconnect the eSATA cables from the system board.
  3. Press the two PCI retention clamp clips until they release and rotate the clamp up against the chassis.
  4. Remove the eSATA adapter from the chassis.
eSATA adapter replacement
  1. If a new eSATA adapter is being installed, remove the slot cover from an unused slot on the PCI bulkhead.
  2. Position the eSATA adapter in the slot. Rotate the PCI retention clamp down over the PCI bulkhead.
  3. Press the two PCI retention clamp tabs on the rear of the chassis until the clips lock into place.
  4. Connect the two eSATA adapter cables to the AHCI ports on the system board.
  note:
Please refer to the product-specific Maintenance and Service guide for any future technical information and/or installation guidelines for this component. Click here to access product-specific Maintenance and Service guide.

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