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Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel in HP Pavilion 500 Desktop PCs

This document applies to HP Pavilion 500 desktop computers.
 HP Pavilion 500 desktop computer

Before you begin

  • Remove any discs from the CD or DVD drive.
  • Turn off the computer, and then disconnect all cables. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable before disconnecting the power cord.
  • Move 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.
  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.
note:
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Removing and replacing the front bezel

Remove the front bezel to access internal components.
Removing the front bezel
Use the following steps:
Step 1
To remove the front bezel, first remove the side panel.
For more information about removing the side panel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Side Panel.
Removing the side panel
Step 2
Unlatch the three tabs on the side of the front bezel.
Unlatching the tabs on the front bezel
Step 3
Rotate the bezel away from the computer.
Rotating the bezel off the computer
Replacing the front bezel
Use the following steps:
Step 1
Find the six small tabs on the front bezel.
Finding the tabs on the bezel
Step 2
Find the six slots inside the computer.
Finding the slots on the computer
Step 3
Align the tabs on the left side of the front bezel with the slots on the computer.
Aligning tabs on front bezel
Step 4
Rotate the bezel into place.
Rotating front bezel back into place
Step 5
Snap the right tabs firmly into place.
Snapping the tabs into place
Step 6
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 side panel

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