Hardware Reference Guide
HP Compaq Business PC
dc7600 Convertible Minitower
Document Part Number: 384568-001
May 2005
This guide provides basic information for upgrading this computer
model.
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Hardware Reference Guide
HP Compaq Business PC
dc7600 Convertible Minitower
First Edition (May 2005)
Document Part Number: 384568-001
Contents
1 Product Features
Standard Configuration Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1
Front Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2
Rear Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–4
Using the Windows Logo Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–5
Special Mouse Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–5
Serial Number Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–6
Changing from a Minitower to a Desktop Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–7
Changing from a Desktop to a Minitower Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–10
2 Hardware Upgrades
Serviceability Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
Smart Cover Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
Using the Smart Cover FailSafe Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
Removing the Computer Access Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4
Replacing the Computer Access Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5
Removing the Front Bezel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–6
Replacing the Front Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–7
Removing Bezel Blanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–8
Installing Additional Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
DIMMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
DDR2-SDRAM DIMMs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
Populating DIMM Sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–10
Installing DIMMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–12
Installing or Removing an Expansion Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–15
Drive Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–21
Installing Additional Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–22
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Installing an Optical or other Removable Storage Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–24
Installing a SATA Hard Drive into a 3.5-inch Drive Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–27
Removing a Drive from the Drive Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–30
A Specifications
B Battery Replacement
C Security Lock Provisions
Installing a Security Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cable Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Padlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Chassis Clamp Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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D Electrostatic Discharge
Preventing Electrostatic Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–1
Grounding Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–1
E Computer Operating Guidelines, Routine Care and
Shipping Preparation
Computer Operating Guidelines and Routine Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optical Drive Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shipping Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Standard Configuration Features
The HP Compaq Convertible Minitower computer can be easily
converted to a desktop. Features may vary depending on the model.
For a complete listing of the hardware and software installed in the
computer, run the diagnostic utility (included on some computer
models only). Instructions for using the utility are provided in the
Troubleshooting Guide on the Documentation and Diagnostics CD.
Convertible Minitower Configuration
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Front Panel Components
Drive configuration may vary by model.
Front Panel Components
1
Optical Drives
7
Optical Drive Eject Buttons
2
Optical Drive Activity Lights
8
Dual-State Power Button
3
Diskette Drive (optional)
9
Power On Light
4
Diskette Drive Activity Light (optional)
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USB (Universal Serial Bus) Ports
5
Diskette Eject Button (optional)
;
Headphone Connector
6
Hard Drive Activity Light
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Microphone Connector
✎
An optical drive is a CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM, DVD+R/RW, or
CD-RW/DVD Combo drive.
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Rear Panel Components
Rear Panel Components
1
Power Cord Connector
7
l Parallel Connector
PS/2 Mouse Connector (green)
8
c Monitor Connector
9
k Line-Out Connector for powered
2
b
3
a PS/2 Keyboard Connector (purple)
audio devices (green)
4
o Universal Serial Bus (USB)
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j Line-In Audio Connector (blue)
5
m
Serial Connector
q
g Microphone Connector (pink)
6
n
RJ-45 Network Connector
✎
Arrangement and number of connectors may vary by model.
The monitor connector on the system board is inactive when a PCI Express graphics card is
installed in the computer.
If an ADD2 graphics card is installed, the connectors on the card and the system board may
be used at the same time. Some settings may need to be changed in Computer Setup to use
both connectors. For information about Boot Order, refer to the Computer Setup (F10) Utility
Guide on the Documentation and Diagnostics CD.
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Keyboard
Keyboard Components
1 Function Keys
Perform special functions depending on the software application
being used.
2 Editing Keys
Includes the following: Insert, Home, Page Up, Delete, End, and
Page Down.
3 Status Lights
Indicate the status of the computer and keyboard settings
(Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock).
4 Numeric Keys
Work like a calculator keypad.
5 Arrow Keys
Used to navigate through a document or Web site. These keys
allow you to move left, right, up, and down, using the keyboard
instead of the mouse.
6 Ctrl Keys
Used in combination with another key; its effect depends on the
application software you are using.
7 Application Key*
Used (like the right mouse button) to open pop-up menus in a
Microsoft Office application. May perform other functions in other
software applications.
8 Windows Logo
Keys*
Used to open the Start menu in Microsoft Windows. Used in
combination with other keys to perform other functions.
9 Alt Keys
Used in combination with another key; its effect depends on the
application software you are using.
*Keys available in select geographic regions.
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Using the Windows Logo Key
Use the Windows Logo key in combination with other keys to
perform certain functions available in the Windows operating system.
Refer to the “Keyboard” section to identify the Windows Logo key.
Windows Logo Key
Displays or hides the Start menu
Windows Logo Key + d
Displays the Desktop
Windows Logo Key + m
Minimizes all open applications
Shift + Windows Logo Key + m
Undoes Minimize All
Windows Logo Key + e
Launches My Computer
Windows Logo Key + f
Launches Find Document
Windows Logo Key + Ctrl + f
Launches Find Computer
Windows Logo Key + F1
Launches Windows Help
Windows Logo Key + l
Locks the computer if you are connected to a
network domain, or allows you to switch users if you
are not connected to a network domain
Windows Logo Key + r
Launches the Run dialog box
Windows Logo Key + u
Launches the Utility Manager
Windows Logo Key + Tab
Activates the next Taskbar button
Special Mouse Functions
Most software applications support the use of a mouse. The functions
assigned to each mouse button depend on the software applications
you are using.
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Serial Number Location
Each computer has a unique serial number and a product ID number
that are located on the top cover of the computer. Keep these numbers
available for use when contacting customer service for assistance.
Serial Number and Product ID Location
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Changing from a Minitower to a Desktop
Configuration
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, restart the computer
and enter Computer Setup to unlock the lock.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet and disconnect any external devices.
3. Remove the computer access panel as described in the
“Removing the Computer Access Panel” section.
4. Remove the front bezel as described in the “Removing the Front
Bezel” section.
5. Disconnect all power and data cables from the back of the drives
in the 5.25-inch drive bays.
6. To release the drives from the 5.25-inch drive bay, lift the release
tab on the green latch drive bracket for the drive. While lifting the
release tab, slide the drive from its drive bay. Repeat this step for
each 5.25-inch drive.
Releasing the 5.25-inch Drives from the Drive Bays (Minitower)
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7. Before you reinstall each drive into the chassis, turn the drive so
that it is perpendicular to the internal 3.5-inch drive. The drive
should be parallel to the green latch drive bracket.
Installing a Drive in the Desktop Configuration
8. Gently slide the drive into the uppermost available bay until it
snaps into place. When the drive is properly inserted, the
drivelock will secure it. Repeat this step for each drive.
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CAUTION: The bottom 5.25-inch drive bay has a shorter depth than the
upper two bays. The bottom bay supports a drive that is no more than 17
cm (6.7 inches) in depth, including the cables that attach to the back of
the drive. Do not try to force a larger drive, such as an optical drive, into
the bottom bay. This could cause damage to the drive and the system
board.
The use of unnecessary force when installing any drive into the drive bay
may result in damage to the drive.
9. Reconnect all power and data cables to the drives in the 5.25-inch
drive bays.
10. Remove the bezel subpanel as described in the “Removing Bezel
Blanks” section.
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CAUTION: Hold the subpanel straight when you pull it away from the
front bezel. Pulling the subpanel away at an angle could damage the pins
that align it within the front bezel.
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11. Reposition the bezel blanks within the subpanel in the proper
orientation for the desktop configuration.
12. Reposition the subpanel (rotate it 90°) with the logo at the
bottom, then snap it back into the bezel.
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13. Replace the front bezel and computer access panel.
14. Reconnect the external equipment.
15. If you normally lock the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup
to relock the lock and enable the Smart Cover Sensor.
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Changing from a Desktop to a Minitower
Configuration
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, restart the computer
and enter Computer Setup to unlock the lock.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet and disconnect any external devices.
3. Remove the computer access panel as described in the
“Removing the Computer Access Panel” section.
4. Remove the front bezel as described in the “Removing the Front
Bezel” section.
5. Disconnect all power and data cables from the back of the drives
in the 5.25-inch drive bays.
6. To release the drives from the 5.25-inch drive bay, press down
on the short yellow drivelock as shown. While pressing the
drivelock, pull the drives out of the drive bay.
Releasing the 5.25-inch Drives from the Drive Bays (Desktop)
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7. Before you reinstall each drive into the chassis, turn it so that it is
in the same orientation as the internal 3.5-inch drive. The bottom
of the drive should be parallel to the yellow drivelock.
Installing a Drive in the Minitower Configuration
8. Gently slide the drive into the uppermost available bay until it
snaps into place. When the drive is properly inserted, the
drivelock will secure it. Repeat this step for each drive.
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CAUTION: The bottom 5.25-inch drive bay has a shorter depth than the
upper two bays. The bottom bay supports a drive that is no more than 17
cm (6.7 inches) in depth, including the cables that attach to the back of
the drive. Do not try to force a larger drive, such as an optical drive, into
the bottom bay. This could cause damage to the drive and the system
board.
The use of unnecessary force when installing any drive into the drive bay
may result in damage to the drive.
9. Reconnect all power and data cables to the drives in the 5.25-inch
drive bays.
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10. Remove the bezel subpanel as described in the “Removing Bezel
Blanks” section.
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CAUTION: Hold the subpanel straight when you pull it away from the
front bezel. Pulling the subpanel away at an angle could damage the pins
that align it within the front bezel.
11. Reposition the bezel blanks within the subpanel in the proper
orientation for the minitower configuration.
12. Reposition the subpanel (rotate it 90°) with the logo at the
bottom, then snap it back into the bezel.
Changing from a Desktop to a Minitower Configuration
13. Replace the front bezel and computer access panel.
14. Reconnect the external equipment.
15. If you normally lock the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup
to relock the lock and enable the Smart Cover Sensor.
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Serviceability Features
The computer includes features that make it easy to upgrade and
service. No tools are needed for most of the installation procedures
described in this chapter.
Warnings and Cautions
Before performing upgrades be sure to carefully read all of the
applicable instructions, cautions, and warnings in this guide.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from electrical shock
and/or hot surfaces, be sure to disconnect the power cord from the wall
outlet and allow the internal system components to cool before touching.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, fire, or damage to the
equipment, do not plug telecommunications/telephone connectors into the
network interface controller (NIC) receptacles.
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CAUTION: Static electricity can damage the electrical components of the
computer or optional equipment. Before beginning these procedures,
ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by briefly touching a
grounded metal object. See Appendix D, “Electrostatic Discharge” for
more information.
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CAUTION: When the computer is plugged into an AC power source,
voltage is always applied to the system board. You must disconnect the
power cord from the power source before opening the computer to
prevent system board damage.
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Smart Cover Lock
Smart Cover Lock is an optional feature included on some
✎ The
models only.
The Smart Cover Lock is a software-controllable cover lock,
controlled by the setup password. This lock prevents unauthorized
access to the internal components. The computer ships with the
Smart Cover Lock in the unlocked position. For more information
about locking the Smart Cover Lock, refer to the Desktop
Management Guide on the Documentation and Diagnostics CD.
Using the Smart Cover FailSafe Key
If you enable the Smart Cover Lock and cannot enter your password
to disable the lock, you will need a Smart Cover FailSafe Key to open
the computer cover. You will need the key to access the internal
computer components in any of the following circumstances:
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Power outage
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Startup failure
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PC component (for example, processor or power supply) failure
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Forgotten password
Smart Cover FailSafe Key is a specialized tool available from HP.
✎ The
Be prepared; order this key before you need one.
To obtain a FailSafe Key:
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Contact an authorized HP reseller or service provider. Order PN
166527-001 for the wrench-style key or PN 166527-002 for the
screwdriver bit key.
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Refer to the HP Web site (www.hp.com) for ordering information.
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Call the appropriate number listed in the warranty.
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To open the access panel with the Smart Cover Lock engaged:
1. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices.
2. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet, and disconnect
any external devices.
3. Using the Smart Cover FailSafe Key, remove the two
tamper-proof screws that secure the Smart Cover Lock to the
chassis.
Removing the Smart Cover Lock Screws
4. Remove the access panel. Refer to “Removing the Computer
Access Panel.”
To reattach the Smart Cover Lock, secure the lock in place with the
tamper-proof screws.
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Removing the Computer Access Panel
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, restart the computer
and enter Computer Setup to unlock the lock.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices.
3. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet, and disconnect
any external devices.
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CAUTION: Before removing the computer access panel, ensure that the
computer is turned off and that the power cord is disconnected from the
electrical outlet.
4. Lay the computer down on its large base for greater stability.
5. Lift up on the access panel handle 1, slide the access panel back
about 2.5 cm (1 inch), then lift it up and off the unit 2.
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Replacing the Computer Access Panel
1. Lay the computer down on its large base for greater stability.
2. Align the tabs on the access panel with the slots on the chassis
and slide the access panel forward until it locks into place.
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3. If you normally lock the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup
to relock the lock and enable the Smart Cover Sensor.
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Removing the Front Bezel
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, restart the computer
and enter Computer Setup to unlock the lock.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet and disconnect any external devices.
3. Remove the computer access panel.
4. Push up on the two release tabs 1, then rotate the front bezel
away from the chassis to release it 2.
Removing the Front Bezel
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Replacing the Front Bezel
When replacing the front bezel, ensure that the bottom hinge points
are properly placed in the chassis 1 and rotate the front bezel back
into its original position 2.
Replacing the Front Bezel
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Removing Bezel Blanks
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, restart the computer
and enter Computer Setup to unlock the lock.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet and disconnect any external devices.
3. Remove the computer access panel then remove the front bezel.
4. Gently pull the subpanel, with the bezel blanks secured in it,
away from the front bezel, then remove the desired bezel blank.
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CAUTION: Hold the subpanel straight when you pull it away from the
front bezel. Pulling the subpanel away at an angle could damage the pins
that align it within the front bezel.
Removing Bezel Blanks from the Subpanel (Desktop Shown)
replacing the subpanel, ensure that the aligning pins and any
✎ When
remaining bezel blanks are in their proper orientation. The logo on the
subpanel should be located at the bottom of the subpanel when
properly oriented.
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Installing Additional Memory
The computer comes with double data rate 2 synchronous dynamic
random access memory (DDR2-SDRAM) dual inline memory
modules (DIMMs).
DIMMs
The memory sockets on the system board can be populated with up to
four industry-standard DIMMs. These memory sockets are populated
with at least one preinstalled DIMM. To achieve the maximum
memory support, you can populate the system board with up to 4GB
of memory configured in a high-performing dual channel mode.
DDR2-SDRAM DIMMs
For proper system operation, the DDR2-SDRAM DIMMs must be:
■
industry-standard 240-pin
■
unbuffered PC2-3200 400 MHz or PC2-4200 533 MHz
■
1.8 volt DDR2-SDRAM DIMMs
The DDR2-SDRAM DIMMs must also:
■
support CAS latency 3 (CL = 3) for DDR2/400 MHz;
support CAS latency 4 (CL = 4) for DDR2/533 MHz
■
contain the mandatory JEDEC SPD information
In addition, the computer supports:
■
256Mbit, 512Mbit, and 1Gbit non-ECC memory technologies
■
single-sided and double-sided DIMMS
■
DIMMs constructed with x8 and x16 DDR devices; DIMMs
constructed with x4 SDRAM are not supported
✎ The system will not start if you install unsupported DIMMs.
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Populating DIMM Sockets
The system will automatically operate in single channel mode, dual
channel Asymmetric mode, or a higher-performing dual channel
Interleaved mode, depending on how the DIMMs are installed.
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The system will operate in single channel mode if the DIMM
sockets are populated in one channel only.
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The system will operate in dual channel Asymmetric mode if the
total memory capacity of the DIMMs in Channel A is not equal to
the total memory capacity of the DIMMs in Channel B.
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The system will operate in a higher-performing dual channel
Interleaved mode if the total memory capacity of the DIMMs in
Channel A is equal to the total memory capacity of the DIMMs in
Channel B. However, the technology and device width can vary
between the channels. For example, if Channel A is populated
with two 256MB DIMMS and Channel B is populated with one
512MB DIMM, the system will operate in Interleaved mode.
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In any mode, the maximum operational speed is determined by
the slowest DIMM in the system. For example, if the system is
populated with a DIMM that is 400 MHz and a second DIMM
that is 533 MHz, the system will run at the slower of the two
speeds.
There are four DIMM sockets on the system board, with two sockets
per channel. The sockets are labeled XMM1, XMM2, XMM3, and
XMM4. Sockets XMM1 and XMM2 operate in memory channel A.
Sockets XMM3 and XMM4 operate in memory channel B.
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Item
Description
Socket Color
1
DIMM socket XMM1, Channel A
Black
2
DIMM socket XMM2, Channel A
White
3
DIMM socket XMM3, Channel B
Black
4
DIMM socket XMM4, Channel B
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CAUTION: The memory module sockets have gold metal contacts. When
upgrading the memory, it is important to use memory modules with gold
metal contacts to prevent corrosion and/or oxidation resulting from having
incompatible metals in contact with each other.
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CAUTION: Static electricity can damage the electronic components of
the computer or optional cards. Before beginning these procedures,
ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by briefly touching a
grounded metal object. For more information, refer to Appendix D,
“Electrostatic Discharge”.
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CAUTION: When handling a memory module, be careful not to touch
any of the contacts. Doing so may damage the module.
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, restart the computer
and enter Computer Setup to unlock the lock.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices.
3. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet and disconnect
any external devices.
4. Remove the computer access panel.
5. Locate the memory module sockets on the system board.
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6. Open both latches of the memory module socket 1, and insert the
memory module into the socket 2.
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module can be installed in only one way. Match the notch
✎ Aonmemory
the module with the tab on the memory socket.
maximum performance, populate the sockets so that the memory
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capacity of Channel A is equal to the memory capacity of Channel B.
For example, if you have one preinstalled DIMM in socket XMM1
and are adding a second DIMM, it is recommended that you install a
DIMM of equal memory capacity into the XMM3 or XMM4 socket.
7. Push the module down into the socket, ensuring that the module
is fully inserted and properly seated. Make sure the latches are in
the closed position 3.
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8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for to install any additional modules.
9. Replace the access panel.
10. If you normally lock the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup
to relock the lock and enable the Smart Cover Sensor.
The computer should automatically recognize the additional memory
the next time you turn on the computer.
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Installing or Removing an Expansion Card
The computer has two PCI expansion slots that can accommodate an
expansion card up to 17.46 cm (6.875 inches) in length. The computer
also has one PCI Express x1 expansion slot and one PCI Express x16
expansion slot.
Expansion Slot Locations
Item
Description
1
PCI expansion slot
2
PCI expansion slot
3
PCI Express x1 expansion slot
4
PCI Express x16 expansion slot
models include an optional PCI extender that adds two PCI
✎ Some
expansion slots to the board for a total of four PCI expansion slots.
can install a PCI Express x1, x4, x8, or x16 expansion card in the
✎ You
PCI Express x16 expansion slot.
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To install an expansion card:
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, restart the computer
and enter Computer Setup to unlock the lock.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices.
3. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet, then disconnect
any external devices.
4. Remove the computer access panel.
5. Locate the correct vacant expansion socket on the system board
and the corresponding expansion slot on the back of the computer
chassis.
6. Push down and out on the two green thumb tabs inside the chassis
and rotate the expansion card retention latch up.
Opening the Expansion Slot Retainer
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7. Before installing an expansion card, remove the expansion slot
cover or the existing expansion card.
a. If you are installing an expansion card in a vacant socket,
remove the appropriate expansion slot cover on the back of
the chassis. Lift the expansion slot cover from the expansion
slot.
Removing an Expansion Slot Cover
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b. If you are removing a standard PCI card, hold the card at each
end and carefully rock it back and forth until the connectors
pull free from the socket. Lift the card straight up to remove
it. Be sure not to scrape the card against other components.
removing an installed expansion card, disconnect any cables
✎ Before
that may be attached to the expansion card.
Removing a Standard PCI Expansion Card
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c. If you are removing a PCI Express x16 card, pull the
retention arm on the back of the expansion socket away from
the card and carefully rock the card back and forth until the
connectors pull free from the socket. Lift the card straight up
to remove it. Be sure not to scrape the card against other
components.
removing an installed expansion card, disconnect any cables
✎ Before
that may be attached to the expansion card.
Removing a PCI Express x16 Expansion Card
8. Store the card in anti-static packaging.
9. If you are not installing a new expansion card, install an
expansion slot cover to close the open slot.
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new card or expansion slot cover for proper cooling of internal
components during operation.
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10. To install a new expansion card, slide the bracket on the end of
the card down into the slot on the back of the chassis and press
the card down firmly into the socket on the system board.
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you install an expansion card, make sure you press firmly on
✎ When
the card so that the whole connector seats properly in the expansion
card socket.
11. Close the expansion card retention latch, making sure that it snaps
firmly into place.
12. Connect external cables to the installed card, if needed. Connect
internal cables to the system board, if needed. If the card requires
audio, connect the audio cable to the connector on the system
board labeled “Aux” (located towards the edge of the system
board in front of the PCI slots).
13. Replace the computer access panel.
14. If you normally lock the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup
to relock the lock and enable the Smart Cover Sensor.
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15. Reconfigure the computer, if necessary. Refer to the Computer
Setup (F10) Utility Guide on the Documentation and Diagnostics
CD for instructions about using Computer Setup.
Drive Positions
Desktop and Minitower Drive Positions
1
Three 5.25-inch, half-height bays for optional drives
(an optional hard drive mounting bracket for these drive
bays is available from HP)
2
One standard 3.5-inch, one-third height bay (1.44-MB
diskette drive shown)*
3
Two internal 3.5-inch, one-third height bays for hard drives
*Depending on the computer configuration, you may have a
bezel blank in this position. If you do not have a drive in this
slot, you may choose to install a 3.5-inch device (such as a
diskette drive, hard drive, or Zip drive) later on.
To verify the type and size of the storage devices installed in the
computer, run Computer Setup. Refer to the Computer Setup (F10)
Utility Guide on the Documentation and Diagnostics CD for more
information.
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Installing Additional Drives
The computer supports up to six drives that may be installed in
various configurations.
When installing additional drives, follow these guidelines:
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The primary Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive should be connected
to the primary SATA controller on the system board labeled P60
SATA 0. Connect a second SATA hard drive to the secondary
SATA controller labeled P61 SATA 1. Connect a third SATA
drive to P62 SATA 2 and a fourth SATA drive to P63 SATA 3. HP
does not support connecting both SATA and 3.5-inch PATA hard
drives on the same system.
■
Connect Parallel ATA (PATA) expansion devices, such as optical,
IDE tape, and Zip drives, to the PATA controller (labeled P20
PRIMARY IDE) using a standard 80-conductor cable.
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You may install either a third-height or a half-height drive into a
half-height bay.
■
You must install guide screws to ensure the drive will line up
correctly in the drive cage and lock in place. HP has provided
extra guide screws with the computer. The hard drive uses 6-32
standard screws, four of which are installed on the hard drive
bracket under the access panel. All other drives use M3 metric
screws, eight of which are installed on the diskette drive bracket
under the access panel. The HP-supplied metric screws are black.
The HP-supplied standard screws are silver.
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CAUTION: To prevent loss of work and damage to the computer or drive:
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If you are inserting or removing a hard drive, shut down the operating
system properly, turn off the computer, and unplug the power cord. Do not
remove a hard drive while the computer is on or in standby mode.
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Before handling a drive, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity.
While handling a drive, avoid touching the connector. For more
information about preventing electrostatic damage, refer to Appendix D,
“Electrostatic Discharge.”
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■
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Handle a drive carefully; do not drop it.
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If a drive must be mailed, place the drive in a bubble-pack mailer or other
protective packaging and label the package “Fragile: Handle With Care.”
Do not use excessive force when inserting a drive.
Avoid exposing a hard drive to liquids, temperature extremes, or products
that have magnetic fields such as monitors or speakers.
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Installing an Optical or other Removable Storage Device
optical drive is a CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM, DVD+R/RW,
✎ An
or CD-RW/DVD Combo drive.
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, restart the computer
and enter Computer Setup to unlock the lock.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet and remove the computer access panel.
3. Remove the front bezel.
4. Install two guide screws in the lower holes on each side of the
drive 1.
and diskette drives use M3 metric guide screws. Eight extra
✎ Optical
metric guide screws are provided on the diskette drive bracket under
the access panel. The HP-supplied metric screws are black.
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Installing a 5.25-Inch Drive on a Minitower (top) and Desktop (bottom)
5. Install the drive in the desired drive bay by sliding it into the front
of the drive cage 2; the drivelock automatically secures the drive
in the bay.
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CAUTION: The bottom 5.25-inch drive bay has a shorter depth than the
upper two bays. The bottom bay supports a drive that is no more than 17
cm (6.7 inches) in depth, including the cables that attach to the back of
the drive. Do not try to force a larger drive, such as an optical drive, into
the bottom bay. This could cause damage to the drive and the system
board.
The use of unnecessary force when installing any drive into the drive bay
may result in damage to the drive.
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you are installing a third optional drive in the bottom 5.25-inch
✎ Ifdrive
bay, you must also install an expansion card with an IDE
controller and data cable (not supplied) because the secondary IDE
controller supports only two drives.
a third optional drive, you may need to remove
✎ Iftheyoustraparethatinstalling
bundles the extra power connectors.
6. Connect the power and signal cables to the rear of the drive.
Connecting the Drive Cables
7. Remove the appropriate bezel blank from the subpanel inside the
front bezel. See the “Removing Bezel Blanks” section for more
information.
8. Replace the computer access panel and front bezel.
9. If you normally lock the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup
to relock the lock and enable the Smart Cover Sensor.
10. Reconfigure the computer, if necessary. Refer to the Computer
Setup (F10) Utility Guide on the Documentation and Diagnostics
CD for instructions about using Computer Setup.
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Installing a SATA Hard Drive into a 3.5-inch Drive Bay
replacing a hard drive, make sure to back up the data on the
✎ Ifoldyouhardaredrive
before removing it so that you can install the data onto
the new hard drive.
does not support connecting both SATA and 3.5-inch PATA hard
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drives on the same system.
To install a hard drive in a 3.5-inch drive bay:
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, restart the computer
and enter Computer Setup to unlock the lock.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet and remove the computer access panel.
3. Install four 6-32 standard guide screws, two on each side of the
drive.
Installing the Hard Drive Guide Screws
hard drive uses 6-32 standard guide screws. Four extra guide
✎ The
screws are installed on the hard drive bracket under the access panel.
The HP-supplied standard screws are silver. All other drives use M3
metric screws, eight of which are installed on the diskette drive
bracket under the access panel. The HP-supplied metric screws are
black.
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4. Slide the hard drive down into the drive cage; the drivelock
automatically secures the drive in the bay.
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CAUTION: Make sure the guide screws line up with the guide slots in the
drive cage. The use of unnecessary force when installing any drive into the
drive bay may result in damage to the drive.
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5. Connect the power cable 1 and data cable 2 to the hard drive.
Connecting the Power Cable and Data Cable to a SATA Hard Drive
6. Connect the opposite end of the data cable to the appropriate
system board connector.
has only one SATA hard drive, you must connect the
✎ Ifhardyourdrivesystem
to the connector labeled P60 SATA 0 first to avoid any hard
drive performance problems. If you are adding a second hard drive,
connect the data cable to the system board connector labeled P61
SATA 1.
7. Replace the computer access panel.
8. If you normally lock the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup
to relock the lock and enable the Smart Cover Sensor.
9. Reconfigure the computer, if necessary. Refer to the Computer
Setup (F10) Utility Guide on the Documentation and Diagnostics
CD for instructions about using Computer Setup.
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replaced the primary hard drive, insert the Restore Plus! CD
✎ Ifto you
restore the operating system, software drivers, and any software
applications that were preinstalled on the computer. Follow the
instructions in the guide included with the Restore Plus! CD. When
the restore process has completed, reinstall any personal files that you
backed up before replacing the hard drive.
Removing a Drive from the Drive Bay
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, restart the computer
and enter Computer Setup to unlock the lock.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and
turn off any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet and remove the computer access panel.
3. Remove the front bezel.
4. Disconnect the power and data cables on the back of the drive.
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of the cable itself to avoid damaging the cable.
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5. Remove the drive from the drive bay as follows:
❏
To remove an optical drive in the desktop configuration, press
down on the yellow drivelock mechanism 1 and slide the
drive from the drive bay 2.
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❏
To remove a diskette drive or an optical drive in the
minitower configuration, pull up on the green drivelock
mechanism 1 for that specific drive and slide the drive from
the drive bay 2.
Removing a Diskette Drive or an Optical Drive in the Minitower
Configuration (Optical Drive Shown)
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❏
To remove a hard drive, pull up on the green hard drive
drivelock mechanism 1 for that drive and slide the drive from
the drive bay 2.
Removing a Hard Drive
6. Store the removed drive in anti-static packaging.
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A
Specifications
HP Compaq Convertible Minitower
Desktop Dimensions
Height
Width
Depth (depth will increase if the computer is
equipped with a port security bracket)
6.6 in
17.65 in
17.8 in
16.7 cm
44.8 cm
45.2 cm
17.65 in
6.6 in
17.8 in
44.8 cm
16.7 cm
45.2 cm
35 lb
15.9 kg
100 lb
45.5 kg
50° to 95°F
-22° to 140°F
10° to 35°C
-30° to 60°C
10-90%
5-95%
10-90%
5-95%
10,000 ft
30,000 ft
3048 m
9144 m
Tower Dimensions
Height
Width
Depth (depth will increase if the computer is
equipped with a port security bracket)
Approximate Weight
Weight Supported (maximum distributed
load for Desktop configuration only)
Temperature Range
Operating
Nonoperating
Relative Humidity (noncondensing)
Operating
Nonoperating (38.7°C max wet bulb)
Maximum Altitude (unpressurized)
Operating
Nonoperating
✎
Operating temperature is derated 1.0° C per 300 m (1000 ft) to 3000 m (10,000 ft) above
sea level; no direct sustained sunlight. Maximum rate of change is 10° C/Hr. The upper limit
may be limited by the type and number of options installed.
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Heat Dissipation
Maximum
Typical (idle)
1,916 BTU/hr
375 BTU/hr
230V
115V
Power Supply
Operating Voltage Range*
Rated Voltage Range
Rated Line Frequency
Power Output
Rated Input Current (maximum)*
483 kg-cal/hr
95 kg-cal/hr
90-264 VAC
100-240 VAC
50-60 Hz
90-264 VAC
100-240 VAC
50-60 Hz
365 W
365 W
6A @ 100 VAC
3A @ 200 VAC
*This system utilizes an active power factor corrected power supply. This allows the system to
pass the CE mark requirements for use in the countries of the European Union. The active
power factor corrected power supply also has the added benefit of not requiring an input
voltage range select switch.
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Battery Replacement
The battery that comes with the computer provides power to the
real-time clock. When replacing the battery, use a battery equivalent
to the battery originally installed in the computer. The computer
comes with a 3-volt lithium coin cell battery.
lifetime of the lithium battery can be extended by plugging the
✎ The
computer into a live AC wall socket. The lithium battery is only used
when the computer is NOT connected to AC power.
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WARNING: The computer contains an internal lithium manganese dioxide
battery. There is a risk of fire and burns if the battery is not handled properly. To
reduce the risk of personal injury:
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■
■
Do not attempt to recharge the battery.
■
Replace the battery only with the HP spare designated for this product.
Do not expose to temperatures higher than 60°C (140ºF).
Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contacts, or
dispose of in fire or water.
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CAUTION: Before replacing the battery, it is important to back up the
computer CMOS settings. When the battery is removed or replaced, the
CMOS settings will be cleared. Refer to the Computer Setup (F10) Utility
Guide on the Documentation and Diagnostics CD for information on
backing up the CMOS settings.
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Batteries, battery packs, and accumulators should not be disposed of
together with the general household waste. In order to forward them to
recycling or proper disposal, please use the public collection system or
return them to HP, their authorized partners, or their agents.
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Battery Replacement
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CAUTION: Static electricity can damage the electronic components of
the computer or optional equipment. Before beginning these procedures,
ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by briefly touching a
grounded metal object.
1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup to
unlock the lock and disable the Smart Cover Sensor.
2. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system,
then turn off any external devices. Disconnect the power cord
from the power outlet and disconnect any external devices. Then
remove the computer access panel.
be necessary to remove an expansion card to gain access to
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battery.
3. Locate the battery and battery holder on the system board.
4. Depending on the type of battery holder on the system board,
complete the following instructions to replace the battery.
Type 1
a. Lift the battery out of its holder.
Removing a Coin Cell Battery (Type 1)
b. Slide the replacement battery into position, positive side up.
The battery holder automatically secures the battery in the
proper position.
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Type 2
a. To release the battery from its holder, squeeze the metal
clamp that extends above one edge of the battery. When the
battery pops up, lift it out 1.
b. To insert the new battery, slide one edge of the replacement
battery under the holder’s lip with the positive side up. Push
the other edge down until the clamp snaps over the other edge
of the battery 2.
Removing and Replacing a Coin Cell Battery (Type 2)
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Type 3
a. Pull back on the clip 1 that is holding the battery in place,
and remove the battery 2.
b. Insert the new battery and position the clip back into place.
Removing a Coin Cell Battery (Type 3)
the battery has been replaced, use the following steps to
✎ After
complete this procedure.
5. Replace the computer access panel.
6. Plug in the computer and turn on power to the computer.
7. Reset the date and time, your passwords, and any special system
setups, using Computer Setup. Refer to the Computer Setup (F10)
Utility Guide on the Documentation and Diagnostics CD.
8. If you normally lock the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup
to relock the lock and enable the Smart Cover Sensor.
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Security Lock Provisions
information on data security features, refer to the Computer Setup
✎ For
(F10) Utility Guide and the Desktop Management Guide on the
Documentation and Diagnostics CD and the HP ProtectTools
Security Manager Guide (some models) at www.hp.com.
Installing a Security Lock
The security locks displayed below and on the following pages can be
used to secure the Convertible Minitower computer.
Cable Lock
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Padlock
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Universal Chassis Clamp Lock
Without Security Cable
1. Thread the keyboard and mouse cables through the lock.
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2. Screw the lock to the chassis using the screw provided.
3. Insert the plug into the lock 1 and push the button in 2 to engage
the lock. Use the key provided to disengage the lock.
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Security Lock Provisions
With Security Cable
1. Fasten the security cable by looping it around a stationary object.
2. Thread the keyboard and mouse cables through the lock.
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3. Screw the lock to the chassis using the screw provided.
4. Insert the plug end of the security cable into the lock 1 and push
the button in 2 to engage the lock. Use the key provided to
disengage the lock.
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Electrostatic Discharge
A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may
damage system boards or other static-sensitive devices. This type of
damage may reduce the life expectancy of the device.
Preventing Electrostatic Damage
To prevent electrostatic damage, observe the following precautions:
■
Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in
static-safe containers.
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Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they
arrive at static-free workstations.
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Place parts on a grounded surface before removing them from
their containers.
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Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry.
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Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive
component or assembly.
Grounding Methods
There are several methods for grounding. Use one or more of the
following methods when handling or installing electrostatic-sensitive
parts:
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workstation or computer chassis. Wrist straps are flexible straps
with a minimum of 1 megohm +/- 10 percent resistance in the
ground cords. To provide proper ground, wear the strap snug
against the skin.
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Use heelstraps, toestraps, or bootstraps at standing workstations.
Wear the straps on both feet when standing on conductive floors
or dissipating floor mats.
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Use conductive field service tools.
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Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating
work mat.
If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper
grounding, contact an HP authorized dealer, reseller, or service
provider.
more information on static electricity, contact an HP authorized
✎ For
dealer, reseller, or service provider.
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Computer Operating Guidelines,
Routine Care and Shipping Preparation
Computer Operating Guidelines and Routine Care
Follow these guidelines to properly set up and care for the computer
and monitor:
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Keep the computer away from excessive moisture, direct sunlight,
and extremes of heat and cold. For information about the
recommended temperature and humidity ranges for the computer,
refer to Appendix A, “Specifications” in this guide.
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Operate the computer on a sturdy, level surface. Leave a 10.2-cm
(4-inch) clearance on all vented sides of the computer and above
the monitor to permit the required airflow.
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Never restrict the airflow into the computer by blocking any vents
or air intakes. Do not place the keyboard, with the keyboard feet
down, directly against the front of the desktop unit as this also
restricts airflow.
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Never operate the computer with the cover or side panel removed.
■
Do not stack computers on top of each other or place computers
so near each other that they are subject to each other’s
re-circulated or preheated air.
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If the computer is to be operated within a separate enclosure,
intake and exhaust ventilation must be provided on the enclosure,
and the same operating guidelines listed above will still apply.
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Keep liquids away from the computer and keyboard.
■
Never cover the ventilation slots on the monitor with any type of
material.
■
Install or enable power management functions of the operating
system or other software, including sleep states.
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Turn off the computer before you do either of the following:
❏
Wipe the exterior of the computer with a soft, damp cloth as
needed. Using cleaning products may discolor or damage the
finish.
❏
Occasionally clean the air vents on all vented sides of the
computer. Lint, dust, and other foreign matter can block the
vents and limit the airflow.
Optical Drive Precautions
Be sure to observe the following guidelines while operating or
cleaning the optical drive.
Operation
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Do not move the drive during operation. This may cause it to
malfunction during reading.
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Avoid exposing the drive to sudden changes in temperature, as
condensation may form inside the unit. If the temperature
suddenly changes while the drive is on, wait at least one hour
before you turn off the power. If you operate the unit
immediately, it may malfunction while reading.
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Avoid placing the drive in a location that is subject to high
humidity, extreme temperatures, mechanical vibration, or direct
sunlight.
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Clean the panel and controls with a soft, dry cloth or a soft cloth
lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Never spray
cleaning fluids directly on the unit.
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Avoid using any type of solvent, such as alcohol or benzene,
which may damage the finish.
Cleaning
Safety
If any object or liquid falls into the drive, immediately unplug the
computer and have it checked by an authorized HP service provider.
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Shipping Preparation
Follow these suggestions when preparing to ship the computer:
1. Back up the hard drive files on PD discs, tape cartridges, CDs,
or diskettes. Be sure that the backup media is not exposed to
electrical or magnetic impulses while stored or in transit.
hard drive locks automatically when the system power is
✎ The
turned off.
2. Remove and store any program diskettes from the diskette drives.
3. Insert a blank diskette into the diskette drive to protect the drive
while in transit. Do not use a diskette on which you have stored or
plan to store data.
4. Turn off the computer and external devices.
5. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet, then from
the computer.
6. Disconnect the system components and external devices from
their power sources, then from the computer.
that all boards are seated properly and secured in the board
✎ Ensure
slots before shipping the computer.
7. Pack the system components and external devices in their original
packing boxes or similar packaging with sufficient packing
material to protect them.
environmental nonoperating ranges, see Appendix A,
✎ For
“Specifications” in this guide.
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A
D
access panel
locking and unlocking 2–2, C–1
removing 2–4
application key 1–4
audio connectors 1–2, 1–3
desktop configuration 1–7
DIMMs
See memory
diskette drive
features 1–2
installing 2–24
drive positions 2–21
DVD-ROM drive
See optical drive
B
battery replacement B–1
bezel
See front bezel
E
C
CD-ROM drive
See optical drive
changing computer configuration 1–7, 1–10
components
front panel 1–2
keyboard 1–4
rear panel 1–3
computer
access panel 2–4
changing from desktop to minitower 1–10
changing from minitower to desktop 1–7
features 1–1
operating guidelines E–1
preventing electrostatic damage D–1
restore software 2–30
security locks 2–2, C–1
shipping preparation E–3
specifications A–1
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electrostatic discharge, preventing damage
D–1
expansion card
installing 2–15
PCI 2–15
PCI Express 2–15, 2–19
removing 2–15
slot locations 2–15
expansion slot cover
removing 2–17
replacing 2–19
F
front bezel
blanks 2–8
removing 2–6
replacing 2–7
front panel components 1–2
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G
M
guidelines
computer operating E–1
memory
Asymetric mode 2–10
capacity 2–9, 2–10, 2–13
identifying sockets 2–11
installing 2–9
Interleaved mode 2–10
populating sockets 2–10
single channel mode 2–10
specifications 2–9
microphone connector 1–2, 1–3
minitower configuration 1–10
monitor, connecting 1–3
mouse
connector 1–3
special functions 1–5
H
hard drive
activity light 1–2
connecting SATA cables 2–29
guide screws 2–27
installing SATA 2–27
restoring 2–30
headphone connector 1–2
headphone line-out connector 1–3
I
installation guidelines 2–1
installing
additional drives 2–22
battery B–1
diskette drive 2–24
expansion card 2–15
guide screws 2–22
hard drive 2–27
memory 2–9
optical drive 2–24
restore software 2–30
security locks C–1
internal components, accessing 2–4
K
keyboard
components 1–4
connector 1–3
L
locks
cable lock C–1
chassis clamp lock C–3
padlock C–2
Smart Cover Lock 2–2
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O
optical drive
cleaning E–2
features 1–2
guide screws 2–24
guidelines E–2
installing 2–24
precautions E–2
P
Parallel ATA devices 2–22
parallel connector 1–3
PCI card
See expansion card
power
button 1–2
cord connector 1–3
indicator light 1–2
power supply A–2
product ID location 1–6
R
rear panel components 1–3
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removing
battery B–1
bezel blanks 2–8
computer access panel 2–4
drives from drive bay 2–30
expansion card 2–15
expansion slot cover 2–17
front bezel 2–6
Smart Cover Lock 2–2
RJ-45 connector 1–3
S
SATA
connecting cables 2–29
installing hard drive 2–27
security
cable lock C–1
chassis clamp lock C–3
padlock C–2
Smart Cover Lock 2–2
serial connector 1–3
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serial number location 1–6
shipping preparation E–3
Smart Cover Lock and FailSafe Key 2–2
specifications
computer A–1
memory 2–9
status lights 1–2, 1–4
U
unlocking access panel 2–2, C–1
USB ports
front panel 1–2
rear panel 1–3
V
ventilation guidelines E–1
W
Windows Logo key
functions 1–5
locations 1–4
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