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HP Support > Compaq Presario SR1030NX desktop computer> Main page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=405451&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&submit.y=9&submit.x=2&lang=en&cc=us

Left-click on Manuals.

Left-click on - Parts Replacement Instructions, in the list.

This is a PDF file. Takes a few seconds to see the first page, and longer to fully download.
Let the file download all the way before looking through it. Watch the Download Progress Bar.

Top of the PDF file. (Top header)
Zoom In icon ( + )
Zoom Out icon ( - )

Use the Zoom Out icon to reduce the view size to 100 percent. (100%)
Go to Page 3.

You can go to Page 3, two different ways.

1) In the Top header is a page number box, to the right of the blue Down Arrow.
Place your mouse cursor in the box.
Left-click once.
Type 3
Press the Enter key.

2) Use the blue Down Arrow


Page 3 shows the Front Panel removed. (Also known as Front Bezel)

Go to Page 11.

FIRST!
A) Open the computer case. (Computer unplugged from power)

Observe Anti-Static Precautions!

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open, TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.
Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again.


B) Disconnect the IDE data cable from the harddrive. (The Data cable is also known as the Interface cable)
(IDE is also known as PATA. Parallel ATA)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Drive_Electronics

NOTE*
Note that there is a Locating Lug on the IDE ribbon cable's connector.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Drive_Electronics

In the photo the Locating Lug is on top. It's the two thin pieces of plastic on the top middle.
(For this design. Your Locating Lug design may differ)
The Locating Lug lines up with a Locating Slot, in the IDE connector on the motherboard.
Keeps Pin 1 lined up.

IF your IDE cable's connector DOES NOT have a Locating Lug.
There is a faint Red strip on one edge of the cable.
The faint Red stripe is on the side of the connector that Pin 1 is on.

[ The connector has 40 pins. One is blocked off }

The Red stripe of the cable goes towards the 4 power pins in the HarDDrive.
The four power pins in the Harddrive, that the standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable plugs into.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

The above link also shows the standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable, that has to be unplugged.
(Misnomered as Molex)

Note the rounded corners on the standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable's connector.
This is to correctly align the connector when plugging in.
Sometimes these babies are hard to disconnect.
You can CAREFULLY use a pair of pliers ON the connector, and gently wiggle it, as you pull out.
DO NOT pull on the wires!

Removing the Front Panel: (Also known as Front bezel)
Page 16

There are plastic tabs that protrude out from the Front Panel.
They are on the backside of the Front Panel.
They protrude through rectangular slots in the metal frame of the computer case.
Look through the open computer case, and look towards the Front Panel.

The plastic tabs have a hooked end. The tabs are pressed so that the hooked end will line up with the opening of the rectangular hole, in the metal frame of the computer case, then the Front panel can be eased forward.
The tabs may be pressed In towards the middle of the computer, or OUT.
Depends on which way the hooked faces.

There are TWO tabs at the Top of the Front Panel.
There is a tab on EACH side of the Front Panel, located down towards the middle.
The Illustration doesn't show it, but look for TWO more tabs down towards the bottom.

I suggest you ease the hooked ends of the tabs at the Top out, first.
Keeping the Front Panel's top eased out, go down to the Middle tabs.
Then finally go to the Bottom tabs. (IF present)

In the metal frame of the computer case, that lines up with the optical drive bays, and the harddrive bays, there is a metal locking tab.
It's made of spring steel.
Shaped sort of like a Triangle.

The side of the spring steel lock that faces the back of the computer, is gently eased out, and held.
Then the Harddrive can be slid Forward, and out of the computer case.

Sorry to be so lengthy.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Posted on Oct 09, 2010

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    joecoolvette Oct 09, 2010

    In the Wikipedia link for IDE, I didn't get the photo of the IDE flat ribbon cable's connector, posted.
    Go to the photos at the Top Right.
    Left-click on the photo with the blue connector, that has a yellow flat ribbon cable

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