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Remove and Replace the Graphics Card on the HP OMEN 880 Gaming PC

This document applies to HP OMEN 880 Gaming PCs.
HP OMEN 880 Gaming PC

Before you begin

  • Have available a Phillips-head 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:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting. Before starting, power off the computer and wait for components to cool before starting these procedures.
  caution:
This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a non-carpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.
  caution:
Procedures in this document are provided by HP for qualified service agents and as a courtesy to its customers. 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 attempting to service the computer.

Video overview

This video shows how to replace the video cards in HP Omen 880 Desktop Computers.

Removing the graphics card

To remove the graphics card, use the following instructions:
Step 1
Remove the left side cover.
Removing the left side cover
Step 2
Detach the power connector or connectors from the graphics card.
The power connector has a latch that must be squeezed to remove the connector.
Graphics connector
Pinching the latch on the connector
Step 3
If the graphics card is a long graphics card with a retention bracket installed, detach the three Philips #2 screws that secure the graphics card retaining bracket to the inside wall of the PC...
note:
The graphic shows two screws, but there are three screws to be removed.
Two screw locations indicated, there are three screws that need to be removed
... Pull out the graphics card retaining bracket.
note:
The graphics card retention bracket is included for shipping purposes on specific configurations with long graphics cards. The bracket is not required when upgrading the graphics cards.
Removing the retainingn bracket
Step 4
Detach the two Philips #2 screws that secure the graphics card the chassis.
The two screw that secure the graphics card to the chassis
Step 5
Press down on the latch for the graphics card on the motherboard...
Pressing down on the latch
...and carefully pull the graphics card out of the unit.
Pulling the graphics card out of the unit

Replacing the graphics card

Use the following instructions to replace the graphics card:
Step 1
If installing an additional graphics card into the system...
Additional graphics card
...detach the two Philips #2 screws for the two bottom rear filler panels and keep the screws for securing the additional graphics card to the unit.
Screw locations for the two bottom rear filler panels
Step 2
Remove the two rear filler panels.
Removing the filler panel
Step 3
To replace a graphics card into the PC, lower it into place...
Placing the graphics card in the PC
...and press the connector edge of the graphics card into its motherboard socket until its retaining latch snaps into place.
The retaining latch that snaps into place
Step 4
Secure the graphics card to the unit with the two Philips #2 retaining screws near the rear edge of the graphics card.
Screw locations to secure the graphics card
Step 5
If you are installing a long graphics card, place the graphics card retaining bracket...
note:
The graphics card retention bracket is included for shipping purposes on specific configurations with long graphics cards. The bracket is not required when upgrading the graphics cards.
Graphics card retaining bracket
...back over the front edge of the card...
Placing the bracket over the front edge of the card
.... and secure the graphics card retaining bracket to the chassis wall with three Philips #2 screws.
note:
The graphics shows two screws but you will have three screws for the graphics card retaining bracket.
Screw locations
Step 6
Replace the graphics card power connector or connectors to the graphics card.
If dual graphics cards with an SLI bridge are installed, press the SLI bridge back onto the dual graphics cards.
Replacing the power connector(s)
Step 7
Replace the left side cover.
Replacing the left side cover

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