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D530 Small Form Factor

How the heck do I get the power supply out of this thing?
The only screw I see is on the front. Removing that seems to
loosen it a little?

HP documentation is no help.

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Re: d530 Small Form Factor

Here is a link that will show you how to do this. This one is actually useful unlike most sites out there.

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If its the ultraslim, there are no screws. You flip the little green lever inside toward front edge of power supply and then slide the supply toward the front of the case. Lift up when it is as forward as it will slide (as back end clears the case. You'll probably need to remove the hard disk so you'll have the room to slide it forward.

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Re: d530 Small Form Factor

From the manual:

1.Remove the computer access panel
2.Disconnect all power cables from the mass storage devices and from the system board.
3.Remove the four screws that connect the power supply to the chassis .
4.Slide the power supply toward the front of the computer, then lift it out of the computer

Here is the service manual:

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