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Hardware Reference Guide
HP Compaq 8100 Elite Small Form Factor Business
PC and HP Z200 Small Form Factor Workstation

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  • Page 1 Hardware Reference Guide HP Compaq 8100 Elite Small Form Factor Business PC and HP Z200 Small Form Factor Workstation...
  • Page 2 Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. This document contains proprietary information that is protected by copyright.
  • Page 3: About This Book

    About This Book This guide provides basic information for upgrading this computer model. WARNING! Text set off in this manner indicates that failure to follow directions could result in bodily harm or loss of life. CAUTION: Text set off in this manner indicates that failure to follow directions could result in damage to equipment or loss of information.
  • Page 4 About This Book ENWW...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Removing and Replacing a Removable 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive ........36 Battery Replacement .......................... 40 Installing a Security Lock ........................43 HP/Kensington MicroSaver Security Cable Lock ............... 43 Padlock ..........................43 HP Business PC Security Lock ..................44 Front Bezel Security ......................47 Appendix A Electrostatic Discharge ......................
  • Page 6 Optical Drive Precautions ........................51 Operation ........................... 51 Cleaning ..........................51 Safety ..........................51 Shipping Preparation .......................... 51 Index ................................... 52 ENWW...
  • Page 7: Hardware Upgrades

    To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the Safety & Comfort Guide. It describes proper workstation, setup, posture, and health and work habits for computer users, and provides important electrical and mechanical safety information. This guide is located on the Web at http://www.hp.com/ergo. WARNING! Energized and moving parts inside.
  • Page 8: Smart Cover Failsafe Key

    PC component (for example, processor or power supply) failure ● Forgotten password NOTE: The Smart Cover FailSafe Key is a specialized tool available from HP. Be prepared; order this key before you need it. To obtain a FailSafe Key: ●...
  • Page 9 Use the Smart Cover FailSafe Key to remove the tamper-proof screw that secures the Smart Cover Lock to the chassis. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 1 Removing the Smart Cover Lock Screw You can now remove the access panel. See Removing the Computer Access Panel on page To reattach the Smart Cover Lock, secure the lock in place with the tamper-proof screw.
  • Page 10: Removing The Computer Access Panel

    Removing the Computer Access Panel Remove/disengage any security devices that prohibit opening the computer. Remove all removable media, such as compact discs or USB flash drives, from the computer. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system, then turn off any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet and disconnect any external devices.
  • Page 11: Replacing The Computer Access Panel

    Replacing the Computer Access Panel Slide the lip on the front end of the access panel under the lip on the front of the chassis (1) then press the back end of the access panel onto the unit so that it locks into place (2). NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below.
  • Page 12: Removing The Front Bezel

    Removing the Front Bezel Remove/disengage any security devices that prohibit opening the computer. Remove all removable media, such as compact discs or USB flash drives, from the computer. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system, then turn off any external devices. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet and disconnect any external devices.
  • Page 13 To remove a bezel blank, push the two retaining tabs that hold the bezel blank in place towards the outer right edge of the bezel (1) and slide the bezel blank back and to the right to remove it (2). NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below.
  • Page 14: Replacing The Front Bezel

    Orientation The Small Form Factor computer can be used in a tower orientation with an optional tower stand that can be purchased from HP. Remove/disengage any security devices that prohibit opening the computer. Remove all removable media, such as compact discs or USB flash drives, from the computer.
  • Page 15 To stabilize the computer in a tower orientation, HP recommends the use of the optional tower stand. On the back of the Z200 Small Form Factor (SFF) Workstation front bezel, squeeze the HP logo mounting tabs (1) and press the logo outward (2) as shown in the following illustration.
  • Page 16 NOTE: Ensure at least 10.2 centimeters (4 inches) of space on all sides of the computer remains clear and free of obstructions. Hardware Upgrades ENWW...
  • Page 17: Installing Additional Memory

    Installing Additional Memory The computer comes with double data rate 3 synchronous dynamic random access memory (DDR3- SDRAM) dual inline memory modules (DIMMs). DIMMs The memory sockets on the system board can be populated with up to four industry-standard DIMMs. These memory sockets are populated with at least one preinstalled DIMM.
  • Page 18: Installing Dimms

    Installing DIMMs CAUTION: You must disconnect the power cord and wait approximately 30 seconds for the power to drain before adding or removing memory modules. Regardless of the power-on state, voltage is always supplied to the memory modules as long as the computer is plugged into an active AC outlet. Adding or removing memory modules while voltage is present may cause irreparable damage to the memory modules or system board.
  • Page 19 Rotate up the external drive bay housing to access the memory module sockets on the system board. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 9 Rotating the Drive Cage Up Locate the memory modules on the system board. ENWW Installing Additional Memory...
  • Page 20 Open both latches of the memory module socket (1), and insert the memory module into the socket (2). NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 10 Installing a DIMM NOTE: A memory module can be installed in only one way. Match the notch on the module with the tab on the memory socket.
  • Page 21: Removing Or Installing An Expansion Card

    PCI Express x16 slot that is NOT downshifted to a x4 slot. NOTE: On the Z200 SFF, only HP supported cards (CTO or AMO) may be installed in the PCI Express x16 slot. To remove, replace, or add an expansion card: Remove/disengage any security devices that prohibit opening the computer.
  • Page 22 Release the slot cover retention latch that secures the PCI slot covers by lifting the green tab on the latch and rotating the latch to the open position. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 11 Opening the Expansion Slot Retainer Before installing an expansion card, remove the expansion slot cover or the existing expansion card.
  • Page 23 If you are removing a standard PCI card or PCI Express x1 card, hold the card at each end, and carefully rock it back and forth until the connectors pull free from the socket. Pull the expansion card straight up from the socket (1) then away from the inside of the chassis to release it from the chassis frame (2).
  • Page 24 If you are removing a PCI Express x16 card, pull the retention arm on the back of the expansion socket away from the card and carefully rock the card back and forth until the connectors pull free from the socket. Pull the expansion card straight up from the socket then away from the inside of the chassis to release it from the chassis frame.
  • Page 25 To install a new expansion card, hold the card just above the expansion socket on the system board then move the card toward the rear of the chassis (1) so that the bracket on the card is aligned with the open slot on the rear of the chassis. Press the card straight down into the expansion socket on the system board (2).
  • Page 26: Drive Positions

    Replace the access panel. If the computer was on a stand, replace the stand. Reconnect the power cord and turn on the computer. Lock any security devices that were disengaged when the access panel was removed. Reconfigure the computer, if necessary. Drive Positions NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below.
  • Page 27: Installing And Removing Drives

    You must install guide screws to ensure the drive will line up correctly in the drive cage and lock in place. HP has provided extra guide screws for the external drive bays (five 6-32 standard screws and four M3 metric screws), installed in the front of the chassis, under the front bezel. The 6-32 standard screws are required for a secondary hard drive.
  • Page 28 CAUTION: To prevent loss of work and damage to the computer or drive: If you are inserting or removing a drive, shut down the operating system properly, turn off the computer, and unplug the power cord. Do not remove a drive while the computer is on or in standby mode. Before handling a drive, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity.
  • Page 29: Removing An External 5.25-inch Drive

    Removing an External 5.25-inch Drive CAUTION: All removable media should be taken out of a drive before removing the drive from the computer. To remove a 5.25-inch external drive: Remove/disengage any security devices that prohibit opening the computer. Remove all removable media, such as compact discs or USB flash drives, from the computer. Turn off the computer properly through the operating system, then turn off any external devices.
  • Page 30 If removing an optical drive, disconnect the power cable (1) and data cable (2) from the rear of the optical drive. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 20 Disconnecting the Power and Data Cables Rotate the drive cage back down to its normal position.
  • Page 31: Installing An Optical Drive Into The 5.25-inch Drive Bay

    Press down on the green drive retainer button located on the left side of the drive to disengage the drive from the drive cage (1). While pressing the drive retainer button, slide the drive back until it stops, then lift it up and out of the drive cage (2). NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below.
  • Page 32 Install four M3 metric guide screws in the lower holes on each side of the drive. HP has provided four extra M3 metric guide screws on the front of the chassis, under the front bezel. The M3 metric guide screws are black. Refer to...
  • Page 33 Rotate the drive cage to its upright position. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 25 Rotating the Drive Cage Up Connect the SATA data cable to the white system board connector. Route the data cable through the cable guides. CAUTION: There are two cable guides that keep the data cable from being pinched by the drive cage when raising or lowering it.
  • Page 34: Removing An External 3.5-inch Drive

    Rotate the drive cage back down to its normal position. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. CAUTION: Be careful not to pinch any cables or wires when rotating the drive cage down. Figure 27 Rotating the Drive Cage Down Replace the access panel.
  • Page 35 Disconnect the drive cables from the rear of the drive, or, if you are removing a media card reader, disconnect the USB and 1394 cables from the system board as indicated in the following illustrations. NOTE: On some models, the media card reader does not include a 1394 port or cable. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below.
  • Page 36: Installing A Drive Into The 3.5-inch External Drive Bay

    Install guide screws to ensure the drive will line up correctly in the drive cage and lock in place. HP has provided extra guide screws for the external drive bays (four 6-32 standard screws and four M3 metric screws), installed in the front of the chassis, under the front bezel. A secondary hard drive uses 6-32 standard screws.
  • Page 37 Position the guide screws on the drive into the J-slots in the drive bay. Then slide the drive toward the front of the computer until it locks into place. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 31 Installing a Drive into the 3.5-inch Drive Bay (Media Card Reader Shown) Connect the appropriate drive cables:...
  • Page 38: Removing And Replacing The Primary 3.5-inch Internal Sata Hard Drive

    Removing and Replacing the Primary 3.5-inch Internal SATA Hard Drive NOTE: The system does not support Parallel ATA (PATA) hard drives. Before you remove the old hard drive, be sure to back up the data from the old hard drive so that you can transfer the data to the new hard drive.
  • Page 39 Rotate the power supply to its upright position. The hard drive is located beneath the power supply. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 33 Raising the Power Supply Disconnect the power cable (1) and data cable (2) from the back of the hard drive. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below.
  • Page 40 Press down on the green release latch next to the hard drive (1). While holding the latch down, slide the drive forward until it stops, then lift the drive up and out of the bay (2). NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 35 Removing the Hard Drive To install a hard drive, you must transfer the silver and blue isolation mounting guide screws from...
  • Page 41 Align the guide screws with the slots on the chassis drive cage, press the hard drive down into the bay, then slide it back until it stops and locks in place. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 37 Installing the Hard Drive Connect the power and data cables to the back of the hard drive.
  • Page 42: Removing And Replacing A Removable 3.5-inch Sata Hard Drive

    Removing and Replacing a Removable 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Some models are equipped with a Removable SATA Hard Drive Enclosure in the 5.25-inch external drive bay. The hard drive is housed in a carrier that can be quickly and easily removed from the drive bay.
  • Page 43 Remove the adhesive strip that secures the thermal sensor to the top of the hard drive (1) and move the thermal sensor away from the carrier (2). NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 39 Removing the Thermal Sensor Remove the four screws from the bottom of the hard drive carrier.
  • Page 44 Slide the hard drive back to disconnect it from the carrier then lift it up and out of the carrier. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 41 Removing the Hard Drive Place the new hard drive in the carrier then slide the hard drive back so that it seats in the SATA connector on the carrier's circuit board.
  • Page 45 Replace the four screws in the bottom of the carrier to hold the drive securely in place. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 43 Replacing the Security Screws Place the thermal sensor on top of the hard drive in a position that does not cover the label (1) and attach the thermal sensor to the top of the hard drive with the adhesive strip (2).
  • Page 46: Battery Replacement

    Do not expose to temperatures higher than 60°C (140ºF). 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. CAUTION: Before replacing the battery, it is important to back up the computer CMOS settings. When the battery is removed or replaced, the CMOS settings will be cleared.
  • Page 47 The lifetime of the lithium battery can be extended by plugging the computer into a live AC wall socket. The lithium battery is only used when the computer is NOT connected to AC power. HP encourages customers to recycle used electronic hardware, HP original print cartridges, and rechargeable batteries. For more information about recycling programs, go to http://www.hp.com/...
  • Page 48 To insert the new battery, slide one edge of the replacement battery under the holder’s lip with the positive side up. Push the other edge down until the clamp snaps over the other edge of the battery (2). Figure 47 Removing and Replacing a Coin Cell Battery (Type 2) Type 3 Pull back on the clip (1) that is holding the battery in place, and remove the battery (2).
  • Page 49: Installing A Security Lock

    Lock any security devices that were disengaged when the access panel was removed. Installing a Security Lock The security locks displayed below and on the following pages can be used to secure the computer. HP/Kensington MicroSaver Security Cable Lock NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below.
  • Page 50: Hp Business Pc Security Lock

    Figure 50 Installing a Padlock HP Business PC Security Lock Fasten the security cable by looping it around a stationary object. Figure 51 Securing the Cable to a Fixed Object Hardware Upgrades ENWW...
  • Page 51 Thread the keyboard and mouse cables through the lock. Figure 52 Threading the Keyboard and Mouse Cables Screw the lock to the chassis using the screw provided. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 53 Attaching the Lock to the Chassis ENWW Installing a Security Lock...
  • Page 52 Insert the plug end of the security cable into the lock (1) and push the button in (2) to engage the lock. Use the key provided to disengage the lock. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 54 Engaging the Lock Hardware Upgrades...
  • Page 53: Front Bezel Security

    Front Bezel Security The front bezel can be locked in place by installing a security screw provided by HP. To install the security screw: Remove/disengage any security devices that prohibit opening the computer. Remove all removable media, such as compact discs or USB flash drives, from the computer.
  • Page 54 Install the security screw next to the middle front bezel release tab to secure the front bezel in place. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 56 Installing the Front Bezel Security Screw Replace the access panel. If the computer was on a stand, replace the stand.
  • Page 55: Appendix A Electrostatic Discharge

    Use conductive field service tools. ● Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating work mat. If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, contact an HP authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider. NOTE: For more information on static electricity, contact an HP authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider.
  • Page 56: Appendix B Computer Operating Guidelines, Routine Care And Shipping Preparation

    Computer Operating Guidelines, Routine Care and Shipping Preparation Computer Operating Guidelines and Routine Care Follow these guidelines to properly set up and care for the computer and monitor: ● Keep the computer away from excessive moisture, direct sunlight, and extremes of heat and cold. ●...
  • Page 57: Optical Drive Precautions

    Avoid using any type of solvent, such as alcohol or benzene, which may damage the finish. Safety If any object or liquid falls into the drive, immediately unplug the computer and have it checked by an authorized HP service provider. Shipping Preparation Follow these suggestions when preparing to ship the computer: Back up the hard drive files on PD discs, tape cartridges, CDs, or USB flash drives.
  • Page 58: Index

    32 cable lock 43 media card reader 30 front bezel 21 DIMMs. See memory memory 11 HP Business PC Security drives optical drive 25 Lock 44 connecting cables 21 removable hard drive 36 padlock 43 installing 21...

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