Question about HP Pavilion a735w (PL308AAR) PC Desktop
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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
HP's web site has a nice instruction manual how to do this. You can download it here. (Look at page 8 onward)
Just a general note: be gentle when you remove the cables.Rocking it for and back until it comes out of the jack is the right thing to do. Also: All af them are designed in a way so they only fit in a specific direction. So before you plug them back in, take a good look at the plug and the jack to determine the correct way.
If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
check the light at the rear panel of the tower ... if it is solid green then reseat the cables coming out of the smps and going to the motherboard and other device drives(Hard Drive and CD/DVD drive).... if there is no light smps might have gone bad
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
SOURCE: how do i remove the
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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