Hard drives are fragile, precision components. Avoid subjecting them to physical shock and vibration.
The following guidelines apply to all drives, including failed drives, replacement drives, and spares.
Do not remove hard drives from the shipping package for storage. Keep hard drives in their
protective packaging until they are mounted in the computer.
Avoid dropping hard drives from any height.
If you are inserting or removing a hard drive, power off the computer. Do not remove a hard drive
while the computer is powered on or in standby mode.
Before handling a drive, be sure that you discharge static electricity. While handling a drive,
avoid touching the connector. For more information about preventing electrostatic damage, see
ESD information on page
To prevent possible ESD damage when the drive is installed, connect the drive power cable before
connecting the data cable. This discharges accumulated static electricity through the drive power
cable to the computer chassis.
When inserting a drive, do not use excessive force.
Avoid exposing a hard drive to liquids, temperature extremes, or products with magnetic fields
such as monitors or speakers.
Lithium coin cell battery
The battery included with the computer provides power to the real-time clock and has a lifetime of
about three years.
For instructions on battery removal and replacement, see
battery is handled improperly. Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, short the external contacts, dispose
of in water or fire, or expose the battery to temperatures higher than 60° Centigrade (140° Fahrenheit).
Do not dispose of batteries, battery packs, and accumulators with general household waste.
Customer Self-Repair enables you to obtain replacement parts and install them on the computer. For
more information, see http://www.hp.com/go/selfrepair/.
This computer contains a lithium battery. There is a risk of fire and chemical burn if the
Battery on page