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Changing hard drive. hard to access it

Changing hard drive in hp dc5000. hard to access it since i could not find the screws that hold the cover

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How do I get the cover off an hp compaq dc5000 SFF?

HP Support > HP Compaq dc5000 Small Form Factor Desktop PC > Manuals download page,

Service and maintenance information,

Click on -
HP Compaq dc5000 Series Service Reference Guide 2nd Edition
(2 Apr 2004 / 4.61MB)

This 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 file name, it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

Removal and Replacement Procedures - Small Form Factor (SFF) Chassis - Page 95. (Page number box at top )

Page 98 -

"2) Pull up and hold open the latch on the top of the computer."

"3) Slide the computer access panel back about 0.5 Inch (1/2 Inch, or 1.3Cm), then lift off the unit."

The Access Panel has tabs formed out of it's sheet metal construction. These tabs have a hooked end. The hooked end must be brought towards the back of the computer, so it will be free of the matching slot in the metal frame of the computer case.

Then it can be lifted up, and off.

Included the Service Manual, for questions you may have in the future.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Dec 01, 2012 | HP COMPAQ BUSINESS DESKTOP DC5000 SFF - 1...

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Need to take cover off a HP all in one computer that has lock. Need to replace hard drive. How do I get if off?

I never knew a computer came in All-In-One's. That's for Multifunction Printers. Anyway, if you're asking how to get to the hard drive it's simple.

If you're talking about a desktop, then you simply remove the outer case usually secured by 4 or less screws. Then you can remove the hard drive which might have screws or some type of bracket holding it in place.

If you're talking about a laptop in most cases you simply turn the laptop over and on the bottom look for a cover that has 3 or 4 circular disks on it. That's the hard drive. Remove the screws that is holding the cover, then you will see the drive. The drive might be secured by screws also and it might be inside of what is called a caddy which has screws. Remove all screws to get the drive.

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My seagate external hard drive cable cannot be connected to the external hard drive. the mechanism to hold the cable has loosen and is now inside the hard drive. What can I do?

You can unplug all wires from it.
Remove the screws which hold the chassis (cover) and remove the cover to access the hard drive inside.
Once the cover is off, you can see the connector inside and repair it back the way it was.
Replace the cover and screws and you are done.

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You access the PC via screws at the rear and remove the side panel. Then, undo the screws holding the drive to the chassis and take out from the inside, or from inside pop out the cover and push out from rear. To replace is reverse procedure.

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How do I remove my hard drive from my zd8000.

Turn the laptop over on its back and look for the "L" shaped access cover by the fan grill. Remove the access cover screws and pry the cover off. Grip the mylar tab on the hard drive and move it away from the connector that attaches the hard drive to the motherboard.

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Need to remove power supply from hp dc5000

hi this might help tower and discharge static by touching frame of computer ...then pull out power supply connection on the motherboard and this usually is connecting to Hard drive and disc drive pull them out also then on the outside of the back of the computer you should see screws around where the fan is usually at the top of back of pc. unscrew and then it should come out..hope this helps good luck

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I am unable to remove the hard drive to install a

My Pavilion a1357c has only one screw on the open slider panel side, excuse me it only has screws on one side. Your only venue is to loosen that bracket until you can get access to that screw. Good luck my friend,Dana

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HP dc5000 won't start. Green light on front is dim and flashing.

Hold down the power button until the machine completely turns off. Then turn the machine back on and let me know what happens.

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Hard disk not gettting detected

in most laptops the hard drive is in the bottom of the computer, under a cover that is hold closed atleast with 2 screws. after removing those screws you should be able to open the hard drive cover, inside you will find the hard drive on a holder, you will in most laptops have few screws that hold the holder still, unscrew the holder and carefully pull the hard drive to the other direction DONT PULL UP, in most laptops you have to pull the drive horizontally or you might damage the connectors.

ones you have the drive and the holder out, you will need to unscrew the hard drive from its carriage / holder.

Screw in the new hard drive and place it back to the laptop the same way you took the old one out.

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the unit has a hard drive and a hard drive carrier cradle , And I believe there are 3 or 4 screws holding in the drive and cradle.

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