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Maintenance and Service Guide: HP Pro All-In-One ms218/219
(The HP All-In-One MS214 is part of the All-In-One MS210 series, of all-in-one desktop computers.
The ms218/ms219 example is given, because they are also part of the MS210 series.
Apparently HP just chose the MS218/219 for a basic example)
[Ignore if you are aware of the following;
The manual is a Service Manual. It is a PDF file.
The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the above manual name, it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up ]
The all-in-ones are setup like a Laptop.
Means you CANNOT relieve your body from Static electricity, as you would for a desktop computer; in that you CANNOT just touch the metal frame.
You pop that Back Cover off, you wear an ESC wrist strap; or prepare to use your all-in-one for target practice.
(Motherboards fly like a Frisbee,
"WOW..........L@@K at that baby go!.................Oh, cr@p, poor squirrel!" )
Once the Back Cover is off, all of the Static Shock sensitive hardware components, are exposed.
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Average cost is around $3 to $6.
Electro Static Discharge.
Connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source.
I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case.
(I feel an Anti-Static Mat is unwarranted. I also don't want my wrist connected, to the local yokel line utility company's Ground source, either. Hey I can say that. I used to be a 'pole jockey' for a while)
Or you can set a large metal serving tray (Unpainted), on the table you're working on, and connect to it.
Or a large metal knicknack. (Unpainted)
You get the picture.
You've already removed the Stand, Harddrive, Optical Drive, (CD/DVD drive), and Ram Memory.
The Back Cover is held in place by Philips head screws, and Latches, plus Tabs.
Latches formed out of the plastic of the Back Cover; and go around the outside, on the inside edges.
Tabs formed out of the plastic of the Front Bezel, that match the Latches.
The Tabs snap into the Latches.
In the Service Manual you are guided to use your fingers; pry first at an area near the Stand Mounting Bracket; then move around the Bottom to the Left side; and finally up the Left side until the Back Cover pops off.
I suggest starting with a thick guitar pick, then move to a Spudger Tool.
Unless you have old knarly hands like mine with short fingernails, lol!
Most of the time you can forget about the finger method. Use a guitar pick to start, so you can get the Spudger Tool in more easily; then move to the Spudger Tool.
That plastic get's hard, and brittle with age, and the constant heat from inside.
DO NOT use a metal tool!! I have read here on the internet where some foo-l used a putty knife. Give me a break!
(Of course, some people could ruin a steel ball bearing with a rubber mallet in a sand box)
Also do not go too deep. You'll hit the motherboard, or some wires. 1/4 to 3/8ths inch.
Once the Back Cover is off, the rest of the components come off in layers. You should have already removed the Ram Memory, Optical Drive, and Harddrive; before you took the Back Cover off.
Replace LCD screen, or screen Inverter?
You have to remove screws from the Inside; to remove the Front Bezel.
(The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen - Front bezel)
They go around the inside edges of the Front Bezel.
Then the screws that hold the LCD screen Screen Frame in place, are removed, and LCD screen is removed.http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/productdata/Countries/_MultiCountry/disassembly_deskto_201033103157.pdf
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