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HP Compaq dx2300 Microtower PC - Removing and Replacing the Hard drive

Introduction
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the Hard drive for the HP Compaq dx2300 Microtower PC.
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.
Tools required
Torx-15 screwdriver.
Parts required
  note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the Hard drive 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
80 GB SATA 2 (3 Gb/s) hard drive - 7,200 RPM, 3.5 inches form factor, 1 inch high
440754-001 (Modified)
Yes
160 GB SATA 2 (3 Gb/s) hard drive - 7,200 RPM, 3.5 inches form factor, 1 inch high
440499-001 (Modified)
Yes
250 GB SATA 2 (3 Gb/s) hard drive - 7,200 RPM, 3.5 inches form factor, 1 inch high
440747-001 (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 your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare 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 Hard drive, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library then select Hard drive from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Click here to view the Hard drive removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).
Hard drive 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 your product or loss of data.
  2.   note:
    This system supports SATA hard drives only. You do not have to select a cable setting.
  3. Disconnect the power and data cables from the drive.
  4. Remove the four Torx-15 screws that secure the drive to the drive cage.
  5. Slide the drive out of the drive cage.
Hard drive replacement
  1. Slide the drive into the drive bay until the screw holes on the drive and drive cage are aligned.
  2. Replace the four Torx-15 screws to secure the drive to the drive cage.
  3. Connect the power and data cables to the drive.

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