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I just removed one of these cases.
The silver face-plate is attached to the cover that you wish to remove. The black plastic just below the silver is a part of the base.
  • With the face of the computer towards you, place your thumbs on the black plastic below the face-plate.
  • Use your fingers to press into the side-buttons.
  • Using your thumbs to push against the base, pull the cover towards you.

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Dec 17, 2020


OMG a 16 year old desktop gee, why own this?
came with windows 2000, then 2001 XP. both Dead OS. bad news that. why post at all lacking what OS your run of the many./
your ATT guy probably never seen anything this old
for sure 1st tier helpers.... "a look by him and OMG what is that thing)

what adapter, of the many?
wifi, 3/5G wireless, or Ethernet wired.
it came new with zero wireless anything.
wired only and slow. 100GB only.

we cant guess network unless a tiny hint added like wifi or?
looks like it came new with a relic NIC eithernet port slow.
there, and modern OS do not run now on that chip
im reading your relic service manual now for you.

the RJ45 on the rear , is Ethernet (wired)
you connect a CAT5/6 cable to that and to your router.
and it just works, that is if the Intel driver is loaded.
Integrated Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter

Compaq Evo... | Answered on Feb 23, 2018


I suggest replacing the fans with new fans. Fans do expire and they need to be replaced.

Compaq Evo D300s... | Answered on Feb 02, 2018


If you were to log on to the manufacturer's web site, usually one is able to download if available, by model number, Customer Instruction Manuals, list of Dealers, for spare parts and service, Driver downloads and Installation Instructions as required.

This is the best way of ensuring up to date drivers for your system and they are free of charge!

There are no XP drivers to be found with Microsoft as XP is no longer supported.

Some manufacturers may have a limited number of Drivers still listed.

I hope this helps.

Compaq Evo D510... | Answered on Feb 02, 2018


ok a very very old DT , desk top, ive done this vast times, back long long ago... 17 years old, you use this old of hardware why?

we dont use XP in uSA its VIRUS magnet. horred
and no updates, now, means will get worse each day forward in time. endless...

has built in, SCSI chip. l Ultra160 SCSI and Ultra ATA/100

that ATA means PATA port, not SATA back then.

my wild guess now is that someone put an a new SATA card in the PCI slot, (ive done so vast times)
The BIOS in your machine will never support that.
that means you can not boot to PCI SATA. for sure.b
but wait, the better SATA card works just like a new Adaptec
ultra160 card that if love.
the new SATA card has what is called a BIOS extension ROM on said card, and a new HOT key to access it.
some are CONTROL +A but each maker of said card ,does as he pleases, so READ THERE MANUAL.
you set it to boot o STAT port and it does if port 0 is bootable drive. SATA.
here ill take you now to newegg.com and show you hardware that works.
if you showed a photo of your CARD and # id have answered, 10x better. !!!!!
i cant shop for you, nor pick SATA 1 ,2 or 3 for you.
but here


https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAC0F5KW5808&cm_re=sata_card-_-9SIAC0F5KW5808-_-Product


the big trick here is making sure you relic MOBO
supports the current levels of PCI>
like above
32-bit / 66MHz PCI interface compliant to PCI Rev 2.3
(Backward-compatible with PCI 33

https://www.promise.com/media_bank/Download%20Bank/Datasheet/FT_TX2300_DS091406.pdf


Control +F (see page 11)

https://www.promise.com/media_bank/Download%20Bank/Manual/FastTrak_TX_Series_User_v3.2.pdf


warning, ive run in to big problems using very old relic
motor-boards that use the very old PCI signals and levels.
and will fail on some newers card
I warned you,
the above reads good. for that. (hope )

now my question why use such old hardware.
when goodwill has truck loads of 10year old pCs for $20
why, love of XEON?
id trash it.
find a use desktop with SATA ports, ALL DO now, or scrapped.

Compaq Evo... | Answered on Jun 28, 2017


its and HP why not post to HP.,com ? there is no COMPAQ now.
D300
no OS stated, what operating system. is it , we cant guess that ever.! and matters #1 , always.
you do know all OS are now DEAD up to and including VISTA.
right> that means all PLUG and PLAY actions are now dead
due to Microsoft cut the cord XP (for example) 3 long years ago.

at HP.,com if you looked youd see most compaqs now have zero support, its called RETIREMENT, (me , i scrap them all)
its only worth $5 used, at Goodwill stores. why waste hard earned cash on this? find one newer there for $20?
some even RAN IBM OS2, operating system gawd hope not you.,
or XP or Windows 98
why even post lacking a clear statement as to what OS.

learn rule 1 on OS.
the drivers must match your OS.
if not they fail.
there are tricks to run older drivers yes, but there is ZERO guarantees that that works.

so got HP PC, with no install disk, that be why it can work
in all cases. see why?
answer well, you can buy them now, cept from horder/scalpers online. and many of those nasty sources are all virus infected.
or worse.
most the 10 years old PC support at HP are gone
but not this one, the D310 was not deleted, dont tell HP this or its gone tomorrow.. hint , down load it all and the books while its still there. (yah)?

i guessed XP for you, why must I?

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/compaq-d315-desktop-pc/316617/model/316619


this page is 15 years old.
it dont below there but , thar see be, all fat and ugly.
XP is a virus magnet, why run that.
you will get infected, for sure. on the net. in minutes.
you cant prevent that , now.
XP has no updates, no PnP
no support
and the top reporting site in USA , only 1% of Americans use it now.

For good reasons. it's a HORROR.

XP has no base line internal protections that , started in VISTA.
VISTA is bad too but XP 100x worse.
The only OS to run if running old is W7,
period.
or as id do, run Linux, on this box, for far batter safety.
get Full blown, Ubuntu..

Compaq Evo D300... | Answered on Jun 27, 2017


open it up and the mother board manufacturer will be printed on the board
any mother board can be used as a replacement and if it needs replacing update it so that a later chip can be used
it is cheaper to replace the mother board , power supply , memory, chip than to buy a new computer
and hard drives are now solid state and do not have any spinning bits to fail
talk with a computer repair shop and get ideas as to how to proceed
you will probably find that with a rebuild you will save at least 25% off the price of a new store model pc and get a better unit to boot

Compaq evo... | Answered on Sep 17, 2016


Is the for a laptop or a desktop computer

In either case got to youtube and search for installing ram

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015


is the video card onboard or you put the video card in yourself?

Compaq Evo D510... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015


You have to go into the bios and change the boot sequence
How to Fix Issue Booting to DVD CD with New UEFI BIOS Boot Order

Compaq Evo D500... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015


which os are you using windows 7?

Compaq Evo D510... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015


try using slim driver
SlimDrivers Free

make sure that you first backup the computer

Compaq Evo D310v... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015


It might be a video card issue, try swapping out the video card

PC Won Display Image 1 Long Beep 2 Short Beeps

Compaq Evo D510... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015


SlimDrivers Free
Please make sure that you backup computer first.

Compaq Evo D510... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015


that depends on the motherboard, you can use belarc software to tell you about the mother model


Belarc Advisor

Compaq evo... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015

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