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OMEN by HP 880 Desktops - Replacing a Top Hard Drive

If one of the top hard disk drives (HDD) crashes, is damaged, or needs to be upgraded, you can replace the HDD.

CAUTION:

This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). HP recommends using an anti-static wrist strap and working over a non-carpeted floor with a conductive foam pad to reduce the to reduce the chance of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage.

Servicing internal components increases the risk of damaging the computer which might not be covered under warranty. Understand the risk and refer to the product's warranty before you attempt to service the computer.

Prepare for replacing parts of the computer

Prepare for replacing a part of the computer by making sure your computer, components, and workspace are ready.

  1. Turn off the computer, and then wait for components to cool.

  2. Disconnect the power cord and any cables from the computer, and then unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, surge protector, extension cable, or power strip.

  3. Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor with a conductive foam pad to reduce the chance of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. HP recommends using anti-static wrist straps.

  4. Keep and parts or components in their protective packaging until you are ready to install them.

  5. Make sure you have a Phillips or Flathead screwdriver, depending on your computer model.

Remove a top hard drive

Remove a hard drive from the enclosure on top of the computer.

  1. Open the hard drive access door at the top of the computer.

    Opening the hard drive access door
  2. Unlock the hard drive tray, grasp the loop, and then remove the tray from the computer.

    Use the same steps to remove a secondary hard drive if necessary.

    Grasping the loop, and then removing the tray from the computer
  3. With a Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws from the hard drive, and then set the screws aside for later use.

    Removing the screws from the hard drive
  4. Remove the hard drive from the tray.

    Removing the hard drive from the enclosure

Replace a top hard drive

Replace the top hard drive, secure it in the hard drive tray, and then insert it in the enclosure on top of the computer.

  1. Inspect the hard drive tray to confirm that each hole contains a rubber grommet. If there are any holes without grommets, replace the missing grommets.

    Inspecting the tray for grommets
  2. Remove the replacement hard drive from its packaging.

  3. Insert the replacement hard drive in the tray, making sure to align the holes on the hard drive to the holes on the tray.

    Placing the hard drive into the tray, aligning the holes on the sides
  4. Use a Phillips screwdriver to secure the hard drive with the screws you set aside.

  5. Insert the hard drive in the enclosure, and then lock the hard drive into place.

    Inserting top hard drive into the top enclosure
  6. Close the hard drive access door on the top of the computer.

    Closing the hard drive access door

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