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Removing the Back Covers in HP TouchSmart 310 Desktop PCs

This document applies to HP Touch 310 desktop computers.
Touch 310 computer

Before you begin

  • Turn off the computer, and disconnect all cables. Be sure to disconnect the network cable before disconnecting the power cord.
  • Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a noncarpeted floor. Place the computer face-down on a soft flat surface. HP recommends that you place the computer on a blanket, towel, or other soft cloth to protect the touch screen surface from scratches or other damage.
  • Do not remove a component from the protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
  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.
note:
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Removing and replacing the back access covers

Removing and replacing the stand cover

To access many system components, remove the stand cover.
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Removing the stand cover
Use the following steps to remove the stand cover:
Step 1
To remove the stand cover, first remove the screw.
Removing the screw
Step 2
Pull up the bottom curved edges of the cover...
Pulling up the bottom edge of the cover
Step 3
... and remove the cover from the unit.
Removing the cover
Replacing the stand cover
Use the following steps to replace the stand cover:
Step 1
Find the three tabs on the top of the stand cover.
Finding the three tabs on the stand cover
Step 2
Find the three slots on the rear cover.
Find the three slots
Step 3
The stand cover also has two tabs on the bottom.
Finding the tabs on the bottom
Step 4
The tabs fit over notches at the bottom of the rear cover.
The notches at the bottom of the rear cover
Step 5
To replace the stand cover, align the top tabs into their slots.
Aligning the tabs
Step 6
Press the cover down until all tabs snap into place.
Pressing the cover into place

Removing and replacing the stand

Remove the stand to access the stand cover.
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Removing the stand
Use the following steps to remove the stand:
Step 1
To remove the system stand, first remove the stand cover.
Removing the cover
Step 2
Remove the four screws securing the stand to the back of the computer.
Removing the four screws
Step 3
Tilt the stand up and pull it off the computer.
Removing the stand
Replacing the stand
Use the following steps to replace the stand:
Step 1
Find the two small tabs on the top of the stand.
Finding the two tabs
Step 2
Find the slots for the tabs inside the computer.
Finding the slots for the tabs
Step 3
To replace the stand, hook the tabs into their slots, and tilt the stand down into place.
Tilting the stand into place
Step 4
Replace the four screws.
Replacing the four screws

Removing and replacing the rear cover

Remove the rear cover to access some system components.
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Removing the rear cover
Use the following steps to remove the rear cover:
Step 1
To remove the rear cover, first remove the optical drive...
For more information about removing this item, see the HP support document, Replacing the CD/DVD Drive.
Removing the optical drive
...the stand cover...
Removing the cover
...and the stand.
Removing the stand
Step 2
Remove the four screws securing the cover to the back of the computer.
Removing the screws
Step 3
Pry up on the top edge of the optical drive bay area. Lift the cover off the computer.
Lifting the cover off the computer
Replacing the rear cover
Use the following steps to replace the rear cover:
Step 1
Find the tabs along the edge of the rear cover.
Tabs on the cover
Step 2
On the outer edge of the computer, find the lips for the tabs.
Lips for the tabs
Step 3
Find the slots on the top edge of the computer.
Slots on the top edge of the computer
Step 4
Align the cover onto the unit and press the cover firmly until all tabs have snapped into place.
Pressing until the tabs snap into place
Step 5
Replace the four screws.
Replacing the screws

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