Question about HP Pavilion xl756 (P1358A#888) PC Desktop
Remove hard drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The drives come out through the front of the case, meaning you have to take the front off.
This is a link to the upgrade manual for yout machine, you will nned a pdf reader like Acrocrap to view it.
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
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1) Computer unplugged from power, observe Anti-Static Precautions.
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.
Computer unplugged from power, computer on a table, computer case open.
TOUCH the metal fame of the open computer case to relieve your body of Static.
Also before you take new hardware components out of their anti-static bags, or boxes.
If you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.
HP Support > Pavilion Media Center a1320n > Opening the computer case
Replacing the Harddrive, (Hard Disk drive),
The Harddrive is a SATA harddrive. Uses a SATA 7-pin data cable, and a 15-pin SATA power cable.
Top right photo shows the SATA data cable connector, and cable.
Top right photo below it shows a typical SATA data header (Connector) on a motherboard.
Typical SATA power cable, and it's respective connector,
IF, your SATA harddrive has a connection for a standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable, (Misnomered as Molex), AND a connection for a SATA power cable, ONLY use the SATA power cable.
It will Burn Up the Harddrive if you use both.
If you are putting a new Harddrive in, you will need to have backed up, (Copied) the info you wish to save off of your old Harddrive, first. This is if the harddrive is not bad, of course.
You will also need the Restoration Disk/s to install a new Harddrive, if you are going to just replace the harddrive with a new one. (Larger, or replacing a bad harddrive)
If you do not have the Restoration Disk/s you can obtain them from HP Support.
In the US call 1-800-474-6836
24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Disk/s are free. Shipping and handling is not.
$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.
Have the Serial Number from the back of your computer tower handy to give to the representative.
(White Service Tag. S/N is Serial Number)
If you are not in the US, here is the Worldwide Support contact page,
If you are going to install a new operating system, per se Windows, (Windows 7?), you may have to go into BIOS Setup, and in Boot Order set the first boot device to CDROM, if the disk does not automatically load.
Posted on Oct 24, 2010
Make sure your computer is turned off.
Open up the case.
The hard drive will be hooked up with two cables, a power cable and a data cable.
Unplug both cables, unscrew the mounting screws, then pull the hard drive out.
Posted on Mar 05, 2011
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After taking off the side panel, remove the front cover. Lay the computer on its side, remove two screws on the top of the metal cage (expansion by) take a long flat head screwdriver and insert it in the cage where the expansion bay is, press down and slide the cage over. Remove power and information cables from the back of the hard drive.
Posted on Sep 23, 2011
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Dec 06, 2012 | HP PAVILION A6230N DESKTOP PC
Shut down the power to your HP Slimline computer.
Remove any memory cards or other devices from the desktop.
Disconnect the power cord and peripheral devices from the computer.
Lay the computer flat on your work surface.
Remove the three screws on the rear of the computer cover with a Phillips screwdriver.
Slide the cover toward the back of the computer then lift it off the tower.
Set the cover aside.
Raise the wire latch in front of the hard drive mounting area.
Pull the cables straight out of the connections to disconnect them from the hard drive. Unscrew the retaining screw in the side of the mounting tray with a Phillips screwdriver.
Grab the tab on the hard drive tray and slide it back out of the mounting area. Remove the screws that secure the hard drive to the tray with a Phillips screwdriver.
There are four screws, one on each corner.
Slide the hard drive out of the tray.
Replacing an HP Slimline Hard Drive
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