Warnings and cautions WARNING! Any surface or area of the equipment marked with this symbol indicates the presence of a hot surface or hot component. If this surface is contacted, the potential for injury exists. To reduce the risk of injury from a hot component, enable the surface to cool before touching. WARNING! Any surface or area of the equipment marked with this symbol indicates the presence of an electrical shock hazard.
Step 1—Preparing for component installation NOTE: Computer models vary. All illustrations are examples only. Accessing the internal components of the computer If you need help preparing the computer for this installation, consult the removal and replacement procedures in the service guide for your computer at http://www.hp.com/support/manuals. Power down the computer, and then disconnect the power cord.
Step 2—Installing the Sound Blaster audio card Install the Sound Blaster audio card (1) in the selected PCIe expansion slot, and then secure the expansion slot retention clamp (2). Figure 2 Installing the audio card Disconnect the front audio cable from the front audio header on the system board. NOTE: To locate system board components, see the service label on the side access panel.
Step 3—Reassembling the computer Reinstall the card support, if applicable. Reinstall the side access panel. Reconnect power to the computer and all external devices. Restore power to the computer and all external devices. If the <New Hardware Found Wizard> appears, select Cancel. Step 4—Installing the application software The PCIe Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium audio card supports application software running under Microsoft®...