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HP Slimline s5-1000 Series Desktop PCs - Replacing the Motherboard

This document applies to HP Slimline s5-1000 series desktop computers.
HP Slimline s5-1000 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 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.

Removing the motherboard

  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
  caution:
Replacing the motherboard with a non-HP part that is not specifically designed for your system may prevent the HP software recovery process from completing.
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.
Swinging the optical drive up
Step 4
Detach the heat sink connector to the motherboard.
Heat sink motherboard connector
Step 5
Loosen the four captured screws that connect the heat sink to the motherboard.
Heat sink screws
Step 6
Pull the heat sink out of the computer.
Removing the heat sink
Step 7
Press down to release the load lever from its retention tab and pull it back.
Pulling back the load lever
Step 8
Pull back on the load lever to lift the load plate off the CPU.
Lifting the load plate
Step 9
Remove the CPU from the motherboard
Removing the CPU
Step 10
Simultaneously push down on the clips on either side of the memory (RAM) socket.
Memory clips
Step 11
Pull out the memory sticks.
Removing system memory
Step 12
Remove all graphics cards and expansion cards.
For more information about removing the graphics card and expansion cards, refer to the HP support document Replacing the Graphics Card and Expansion Cards.
Removing the graphics card
Step 13
Remove the wireless card if present in the computer.
For more information about removing the wireless card, refer to the HP support document Replacing the Wireless LAN Minicard.
Removing the wireless LAN minicard
Step 14
Detach all remaining connectors to the motherboard.
Removing motherboard connectors
Step 15
Remove the screws that attach the motherboard to the computer.
Motherboard screws
Step 16
Carefully remove the motherboard from the computer.
Removing the motherboard
Step 17
Place the motherboard in an anti-static bag.
Anti-static bag

Installing a motherboard

Use the steps in this section to replace the motherboard.
Step 1
Carefully angle the motherboard into the computer, making sure no connector cables are trapped under the motherboard.
Placing the motherboard
Step 2
Align the back panel connectors with their cutouts on the rear of the computer.
Aligning the back panel connectors
Step 3
Replace all of the screws that secure the motherboard to the computer.
Motherboard screws
Step 4
Replace all connectors to the motherboard.
Motherboard connectors
Step 5
Replace the wireless card if present in the computer.
For more information about replacing the wireless card, refer to the HP support document Replacing the Wireless LAN Minicard.
Inserting the card
Step 6
Replace all graphics cards and expansion cards.
For more information about replacing the graphics card and expansion cards, refer to the HP support document Replacing the Graphics Card and Expansion Cards.
Aligning the graphics card
Step 7
Find the notch on the bottom of the memory stick.
Memory card notch
Step 8
Find the tab in the middle of the memory socket.
Memory socket
Step 9
Align the notch on the module with the tab in the socket, and then press the memory stick down until the clips on both sides of the socket lock into place.
Replacing memory
Step 10
Find pin 1 position on the CPU by noting the yellow mark on the corner of the chip assembly.
Pin 1 position on CPU
Step 11
Find pin 1 on the CPU socket.
Pin 1 on CPU socket
Step 12
Align pin 1 on the CPU to pin 1 on the motherboard and place the CPU in its socket.
CPU in its socket
Step 13
Swing the load plate down on top of the CPU.
Swinging down the load plate
Step 14
Lock the load lever under its retaining tab to secure the CPU in place.
Replacing the load lever
Step 15
Clean the thermal grease off the CPU.
Cleaning the CPU
Step 16
Clean the thermal grease off the heat sink.
Cleaning the heat sink
Step 17
Apply new thermal grease to the CPU.
Applying thermal grease to the CPU
Step 18
Align the four screws on the heat sink with the screw holes on the motherboard, and then secure the screws.
Heat sink screws
Step 19
Replace the heat sink connector to the motherboard.
Heat sink motherboard connector
Step 20
Swing the optical drive cage down.
Swinging the optical drive cage down
Step 21
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 22
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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