Standard Configuration Features The HP workstation xw4000 can be easily converted to a desktop. Features may vary depending on your model. For a complete listing of the hardware and software installed on your computer, run Diagnostics for Windows or the INSPECT utility (available on some models).
Product Features Front Panel Components Diskette drive activity light Dual-state power button Power-on light Headphone connector 1394 connector (optional)* Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectors *Your workstation is equipped with a 1394 connector. This connector is functional only when an optional 1394 PCI expansion board is installed. 1–2 CD-ROM eject button CD-ROM drive busy indicator...
Product Features Using the Keyboard Easy Access Keyboard Components Ctrl Key Windows Logo Key* Alt Key Application Key* Internet Keys Editing Keys *Keys available in select geographic regions. 1–4 Used in combination with another key; its effect depends on the application software you are using. Used to open the Start menu in Microsoft Windows.
Easy Access Keyboard Components (Continued) Num Lock light Caps Lock light Scroll Lock light Windows Logo Key Use the Windows Logo Key in combination with other keys to perform certain functions available in the Windows operating systems. Windows Logo Key + F1 Windows Logo Key + Tab Windows Logo Key + e Windows Logo Key + f...
Web site (URL). Reprogramming the Easy Access Buttons The Easy Access Keyboard icon is located on the Windows desktop status bar. Refer to the Readme-user.txt file for instructions about reprogramming the Easy Access Buttons.
Special Mouse Functions Most software applications support the use of a mouse. The functions assigned to each mouse button depend on the software applications you are using. Serial Number Location Each computer has a unique serial number which is located on the access panel or on the rear of the unit.
Product Features Changing from a Minitower to a Desktop Configuration 1. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the 2. Remove the computer access panel as described in the section 3. Remove the front bezel as described in the section “Removing the 4.
7. Before you install each drive into the chassis, turn it so that it is ✎ The diskette drive should always be placed in the bay nearest the top of the chassis in the desktop configuration for proper drive clearance and access. Installing a Drive in the Desktop Configuration 8.
Bezel Blanks” and reposition it with the bezel blanks in the proper orientation for the desktop configuration. it (rotate it 180°) with the logo plate in the proper orientation for the desktop configuration, then snap it back into the subpanel. Hardware Reference Guide...
Changing from a Desktop to a Minitower Configuration 1. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the 2. Remove the computer access panel as described in the section 3. Remove the front bezel as described in the section “Removing the 4.
Product Features 6. While pressing the drivelock, pull the drives out of the drive bay. 7. Before you install each drive into the chassis, turn it so that it is in ✎ The diskette drive should always be placed in the bay nearest the internal 3.5-inch drives in the minitower configuration for proper clearance within the chassis.
11. Remove the chrome logo plate from the subpanel and reposition Changing from a Desktop to a Minitower Configuration 12. Replace the subpanel, front bezel, and the computer access panel. 13. Reconnect the external equipment. Hardware Reference Guide it (rotate it 180°) with the logo plate in the proper orientation for the minitower configuration, then snap it back into the subpanel.
Installation Sequence It is very important that you follow this sequence of steps to ensure the proper installation of any optional equipment. 1. If your computer includes the Smart Cover Lock feature and you 2. If the computer is already on, turn it off and disconnect the power WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from electrical shock Å...
■ ■ CAUTION: The Smart Cover FailSafe Key is a specialized tool available Ä from HP. Be prepared; order this key before you need one. 2–2 guide or refer to the documentation provided with the optional equipment for instructions. Setup Guide for instructions about using Computer Setup.
4. Remove the access panel. To reattach the Smart Cover Lock, secure the lock in place with the tamper-proof screws. Hardware Reference Guide Contact your authorized HP reseller or service provider. Refer to the HP Web site (http://www.hp.com) information. Call the appropriate number listed in the warranty.
Hardware Upgrades Removing the Computer Access Panel Before removing the access panel, lay the computer down on its large base for greater stability. 1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, see the previous 2. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the 3.
Removing the Front Bezel 1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup to 2. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the 3. Push up on the two release tabs 1 , then rotate the front bezel Removing the Front Bezel ✎...
Hardware Upgrades Removing Bezel Blanks 1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup to 2. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the 3. Remove the computer access panel. Remove the front bezel. 4. Gently pull the subpanel, with the bezel blanks secured in it, CAUTION: Hold the subpanel straight when you pull it away from the Ä...
CAUTION: Some models support ECC memory and some support Ä non-ECC memory. For those systems that do support ECC, HP does not support mixing ECC and non-ECC memory. Doing so will cause the system to blink the NUMLOCK LED on the keyboard continuously and, if a speaker is installed in the system, there will be a short beep followed by two long beeps.
Hardware Upgrades Memory Module Installation CAUTION: Your memory module sockets have gold metal contacts. Ä When upgrading your memory, it is important to use memory modules with gold metal contacts to prevent corrosion and/or oxidation resulting from having incompatible metals in contact with each other. Ä...
4. Open both latches of the memory module socket 1 and insert the Installing a DIMM 5. Begin by installing a module into the socket nearest the 6. A memory module can be installed in only one way. Match the 7.
Hardware Upgrades Installing or Removing an Expansion Card Your computer contains expansion slots that can be used to upgrade or add components to your computer. Removing an Expansion Slot Cover 1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup to 2.
Removing or Installing an Expansion Card 1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup to 2. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the 3. Remove the computer access panel. 4. If installing an expansion card, skip to step 11. 5.
Hardware Upgrades 11. To install a new expansion card in an open slot, remove the 12. Slide the expansion card into the expansion slot and press it Removing or Installing an Expansion Card ✎ When you install an expansion card, make sure you press firmly on the card so that the whole connector seats properly in the expansion card slot.
Drive Positions Desktop and Minitower Drive Positions To verify the type and size of the storage devices installed in your computer, run Computer Setup. Refer to the Computer Setup Guide for more information. ✎ Drive bay numbers are stamped on the chassis, behind the front bezel.
Your workstation has extra guide screws stored behind the front bezel. Some options use metric hardware. The HP supplied metric screws are black. If you are inserting or removing a hard drive, shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the computer.
3. Install two guide screws on each side of the drive 1 . ✎ Some options use metric hardware. Your workstation has extra guide screws located behind the front bezel. The HP-supplied metric screws are black. 4. Install the drive in the desired drive bay by sliding it into the front ✎...
Hardware Upgrades 5. Connect the drive power 1 and signal 2 cables and, if it is a Connecting the Drive Cables 6. Remove the appropriate bezel blank from the subpanel inside the 7. Replace the computer access panel. 8. Reconfigure the computer, if necessary. See the section 2–16 CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive and if analog audio is preferred to digital audio, connect the audio cable 3 .
Installing a 3.5-Inch Drive into a 5.25-Inch Drive Bay 1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup to 2. Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the 3. Remove the front bezel. 4. Install one guide screw on the right side of the drive. 5.
✎ The primary 3.5-inch diskette drive should only be installed into bay 3. Bay 3 is the topmost bay in the desktop configuration. Aligning the Guide Screws and Installing an Adapter with a 3.5-Inch Drive on a Minitower (top) and a Desktop (bottom) 2–18...
Installing a Hard Drive into a 3.5-inch Drive Bay ✎ HP does not support mixing IDE and SCSI hard drives in the same system. If you are replacing a hard drive in bay 4 or bay 5, it should be of the same type.
Hardware Upgrades 3. Remove the front bezel. 4. Install two guide screws on each side of the drive 1 . 5. Install a hard drive into the 3.5-inch bay; refer to the following Installing a Hard Drive into the Hard Drive Bay 6.
7. Connect the opposite end of the cables to the appropriate system 8. Replace the computer access panel. 9. Reconfigure the computer, if necessary. See the section, Removing a Drive from the Drive Bay 1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup to 2.
Hardware Upgrades 5. Press drivelock mechanisms ( 1 or 2 ) to unlock the drive in the Drivelock 1 Secures the 5.25-Inch Drives in the Desktop and Drivelock 2 Secures All Drives in the Minitower (Shown from the Rear of the Chassis) 2–22...
Hardware Upgrades 6. While pressing the drivelock, pull the drive out of the drive bay. Removing a Drive from the 5.25-Inch Drive Bay 7. Remove the drive from the drive bay and store in anti-static packaging. Hardware Reference Guide 2–23...
*This system utilizes a full-ranging, active power factor-corrected power supply. This eliminates the need for an input voltage select switch and greatly reduces the input current amplitude and harmonics. Hardware Reference Guide hp workstation xw4000 100-240 VAC Specifications 17.65 in 44.83 cm...
Specifications hp workstation xw4000 (Continued) Rated Input Current (maximum)* Heat Dissipation Maximum Nominal *This system utilizes a full-ranging, active power factor-corrected power supply. This eliminates the need for an input voltage select switch and greatly reduces the input current amplitude and harmonics.
Using the Cable-Select Feature with Ultra ATA Devices Optional drives are available from HP in kits that include a special drive cable. The configuration of the drive employs a cable-select feature that identifies the drive as device 0 (primary drive) or device 1 (secondary drive).
Install guide screws to ensure that the drive lines up correctly in the drive cage. Extra guide screws can be found behind the front bezel. Some options use M3 metric hardware. HP supplied metric screws are black. If only one device is connected to a cable, attach that device to the end (Device 0) connector.
Each Wide-Ultra SCSI, Ultra-Wide SCSI, Wide Ultra2 SCSI, Ultra 320 SCSI, or Ultra 160 SCSI controller supports up to 15 SCSI devices per channel. If using multiple SCSI devices, HP recommends that the devices be split between Channel A and Channel B, if available, for optimum performance.
■ ■ For additional information about optional SCSI devices, refer to the documentation included with the device or contact your HP authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider. Ä CAUTION: Do not route cables near the air intake to the power supply.
Guidelines for Installing Optional SCSI Devices ✎ If you mix Ultra ATA and SCSI hard drives in the same system, the Ultra ATA drive will be the boot drive unless the boot order is changed in the F10 Setup. When replacing a hard drive, the replacement drive should be of the same type as the drive being removed.
In Post Messages Enabled mode: Press Press <Ctrl><A> for SCSISelect Utility message displays during POST. In Post Messages Disabled mode: When the HP logo screen displays, press any key to exit the logo screen. Immediately after exiting the logo screen, press utility.
A menu displays with the following options: ■ ■ ✎ For additional information about configuring POST message display status, refer to the Computer Setup Guide on the Documentation Library CD. Choosing the Quiet Drive Options ✎ The Quiet Drive is an optional feature and may or may not be included on your computer.
Hard Drive Installation Guidelines To determine if your computer contains a Quiet Drive or to activate Quiet mode, complete the following steps: 1. Turn on or restart the computer. If you are in Windows, click 2. When the F10 = Setup message displays in the lower-right corner ✎...
Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contacts, or dispose of in fire or water. Replace the battery only with the HP spare designated for this product. Position the battery with the positive (+) side facing up when replacing the battery.
RTC Battery Replacement CAUTION: Static electricity can damage the electronic components of Ä the computer or optional equipment. Before beginning these procedures, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by briefly touching a grounded metal object. 1. If you have locked the Smart Cover Lock, use Computer Setup to 2.
CAUTION: For proper operation, position the battery with the Ä positive (+) side up. Follow the battery handling precautions/warnings documented at the beginning of this section. Type 2 Removing a Coin Cell Battery (Type 2) Hardware Reference Guide b. Slide the replacement battery into position, positive (+) side up.
RTC Battery Replacement CAUTION: For proper operation, position the battery with the Ä positive (+) side up. Follow the battery handling precautions/warnings documented at the beginning of this section. Replacing a Coin Cell Battery (Type 2) ✎ After the battery has been replaced, use the following steps to complete this procedure.
Installing a Security Lock Your workstation is designed to accept a lock 1 (not provided) to control access to the inside components. Your workstation is also designed with a cable lock slot 2 . An optional cable lock is available to help secure the workstation to a fixed object using this cable lock slot.
A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage system boards or other static-sensitive devices. This type of damage may reduce the life expectancy of the device. Preventing Electrostatic Damage To prevent electrostatic damage, observe the following precautions: ■...
If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, contact your HP authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider. ✎ For more information on static electricity, contact your HP authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider. E–2 Use a wrist strap connected by a ground cord to a grounded workstation or computer chassis.
Never restrict the airflow into the computer by blocking the front vents or air intake. Do not place the keyboard, with the keyboard feet down, directly against the front of the desktop unit as this also restricts airflow. Keep the computer away from excessive moisture, direct sunlight, and extremes of heat and cold.
■ Safety If any object or liquid falls into the drive, immediately unplug the computer and have it checked by an authorized HP service provider. F–2 Do not move the drive during operation. This may cause it to malfunction during reading.
Shipping Preparation Follow these suggestions when preparing to ship your computer: 1. Back up the hard drive files on PD discs, tape cartridges, or ✎ The hard drive locks automatically when the system power is turned off. 2. Remove and store any program diskettes from the diskette drives. 3.