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Hardware Reference Guide
HP Compaq 8100 Elite Convertible Minitower
Business PC and HP Z200 Convertible Minitower
Workstation

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  • Page 1 Hardware Reference Guide HP Compaq 8100 Elite Convertible Minitower Business PC and HP Z200 Convertible Minitower 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

    Changing from a Desktop to a Minitower Configuration ..............34 Battery Replacement .......................... 37 Installing a Security Lock ........................40 HP/Kensington MicroSaver Security Cable Lock ............... 40 Padlock ..........................40 HP Business PC Security Lock ..................41 Front Bezel Security ......................42 Appendix A Electrostatic Discharge Preventing Electrostatic Damage .......................
  • Page 6 Appendix B Computer Operating Guidelines, Routine Care and Shipping Preparation Computer Operating Guidelines and Routine Care ................46 Optical Drive Precautions ........................47 Operation ........................... 47 Cleaning ..........................47 Safety ..........................47 Shipping Preparation .......................... 47 Index ................................... 48 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: Unlocking The Smart Cover Lock

    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 two tamper-proof screws that secure 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 Screws You can now remove the access panel.
  • 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 Lay the computer down on its large base for greater stability. 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: Removing Bezel Blanks

    Removing Bezel Blanks 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 14: Replacing The Front Bezel

    Replacing the Front Bezel Insert the three hooks on the bottom side of the bezel into the rectangular holes on the chassis (1) then rotate the top side of the bezel onto the chassis (2) and snap it into place. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below.
  • Page 15: 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 16: 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 17 Open both latches of the memory module socket (1), and insert the memory module into the socket (2). Figure 7 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 18: Removing Or Installing An Expansion Card

    Removing or Installing an Expansion Card The computer has three standard full-height PCI expansion slots, one PCI Express x1 expansion slot, one PCI Express x16 expansion slot, and one PCI Express x16 expansion slot that is downshifted to a x4 slot. NOTE: You can install a PCI Express x1, x8, or x16 expansion card in the PCI Express x16 slots.
  • Page 19 Before installing an expansion card, remove the expansion slot cover or the existing expansion card. If you are installing an expansion card in a vacant socket, remove the appropriate expansion slot cover on the back of the chassis. Lift the expansion slot cover from the expansion slot. Figure 9 Removing an Expansion Slot Cover If you are removing a standard PCI card or PCI Express x1 card, hold the card at each end...
  • Page 20 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. Lift the card straight up to remove it. Be sure not to scrape the card against other components.
  • Page 21 To install a new expansion card, slide the bracket on the end of the card down into the slot on the back of the chassis and press the card down firmly into the socket on the system board. Figure 12 Installing an Expansion Card NOTE: When installing an expansion card, press firmly on the card so that the whole connector...
  • Page 22: Drive Positions

    Drive Positions NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 13 Desktop and Minitower Drive Positions Table 1 Drive Positions Three 5.25-inch external drive bays for optional drives (optical drives and media card reader shown) Three 3.5-inch internal hard drive bays NOTE: The drive configuration on your computer may be different than the drive configuration shown above.
  • Page 23: Removing A Drive From A Drive Bay

    Removing a Drive from a Drive Bay CAUTION: All removable media should be taken out of a drive before removing the drive from the computer. 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 24 ● If you are removing a media card reader, disconnect the USB cable from the system board. If the media card reader has a 1394 port, disconnect the 1394 cable from the PCI card. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustrations shown below. On the Z200 Workstation, see the service label on the access panel for the location of USB ports.
  • Page 25 Remove the drive from the drive bay as follows: ● To remove a 5.25-inch drive in the desktop configuration, press down on the yellow drivelock mechanism (1) and slide the drive from the drive bay (2). CAUTION: When the yellow drivelock is pressed, all the external 5.25-inch drives are released so do not tilt the unit and allow the drives to fall out.
  • Page 26 ● To remove a hard drive from and internal 3.5-inch drive bay, pull up on the green hard drive drivelock mechanism (1) for that drive and slide the drive from the drive bay (2). Figure 19 Removing a Hard Drive Store the removed drive in anti-static packaging.
  • Page 27: Installing Additional 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 installed on the chassis. The hard drive uses 6-32 isolation mounting guide screws, eight of which are installed on the hard drive bracket under the access panel.
  • Page 28: Installing A 5.25-inch Drive Into An External Drive Bay

    Install four M3 metric guide screws in the lower holes on each side of the drive (1). HP has provided four extra M3 metric guide screws on the 5.25-inch drive bracket under the access panel. The M3 metric guide screws are black.
  • Page 29 Install the drive in the desired drive bay by sliding it all the way into the front of the drive cage until it locks (2). The drivelock automatically secures the drive in the bay. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 21 Installing a 5.25-Inch Drive in a Minitower (top) and Desktop (bottom) CAUTION:...
  • Page 30: Installing A 3.5-inch Sata Hard Drive Into An Internal Drive Bay

    If you are installing a new drive, connect the opposite end of the data cable to the appropriate system board connector. NOTE: If you are installing a SATA optical drive in the 8100 Elite Business PC, connect the first optical drive to the white SATA connector on the system board. Connect additional optical drives to the light blue and orange SATA connectors.
  • Page 31 NOTE: The hard drive uses 6-32 isolation mounting guide screws. Eight extra guide screws are installed on the hard drive bracket under the access panel. The HP-supplied isolation mounting guide screws are silver and blue. Refer to Installing Additional Drives on page 21 for an illustration of the extra 6-32 isolation mounting guide screws location.
  • Page 32: 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. Go to http://h30094.www3.hp.com/cadefault.asp to see a list of supported removable hard drive enclosures and carriers supported by your computer.
  • Page 33 Remove the screw from the rear of the carrier (1) and slide the top cover off the carrier (2). Figure 26 Removing the Carrier Cover 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).
  • Page 34 Remove the four screws from the bottom of the hard drive carrier. Figure 28 Removing the Security Screws Slide the hard drive back to disconnect it from the carrier then lift it up and out of the carrier. Figure 29 Removing the Hard Drive Hardware Upgrades ENWW...
  • Page 35 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. Be sure the connector on the hard drive is pressed all the way into the connector on the carrier's circuit board. Figure 30 Replacing the Hard Drive Replace the four screws in the bottom of the carrier to hold the drive securely in place.
  • Page 36 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). Figure 32 Replacing the Thermal Sensor Slide the cover on the carrier (1) and replace the screw on the rear of the carrier to secure the cover in place (2).
  • Page 37: Changing From A Minitower To A Desktop Configuration

    Changing from a Minitower to a Desktop Configuration 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 38 Gently slide the drive into the uppermost available bay until it snaps into place. When the drive is properly inserted, the drivelock will secure it. Repeat this step for each drive. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 35 Installing a Drive in the Desktop Configuration CAUTION:...
  • Page 39 Figure 36 Changing from a Minitower to a Desktop Configuration On the back of the Z200 Workstation front bezel, squeeze the HP logo mounting tabs (1) and press the logo outward (2) as shown in the following illustration. Figure 37...
  • Page 40: Changing From A Desktop To A Minitower Configuration

    Changing from a Desktop to a Minitower Configuration 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 41 Gently slide the drive into the uppermost available bay until it snaps into place. When the drive is properly inserted, the drivelock will secure it. Repeat this step for each drive. NOTE: Your computer may look different than the illustration shown below. Figure 39 Installing a Drive in the Minitower Configuration CAUTION:...
  • Page 42 Figure 40 Changing from a Desktop to a Minitower Configuration On the back of the Z200 Workstation front bezel, squeeze the HP logo mounting tabs (1) and press the logo outward (2) as shown in the following illustration. Figure 41...
  • Page 43: Battery Replacement

    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 44 Type 1 Lift the battery out of its holder. Figure 42 Removing a Coin Cell Battery (Type 1) Slide the replacement battery into position, positive side up. The battery holder automatically secures the battery in the proper position. Type 2 To release the battery from its holder, squeeze the metal clamp that extends above one edge of the battery.
  • Page 45 Insert the new battery and position the clip back into place. Figure 44 Removing a Coin Cell Battery (Type 3) NOTE: After the battery has been replaced, use the following steps to complete this procedure. Replace the computer access panel. Plug in the computer and turn on power to the computer.
  • Page 46: Installing A Security Lock

    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 Figure 45 Installing a Cable Lock Padlock Figure 46 Installing a Padlock Hardware Upgrades...
  • Page 47: Hp Business Pc Security Lock

    HP Business PC Security Lock Fasten the security cable by looping it around a stationary object. Figure 47 Securing the Cable to a Fixed Object Thread the keyboard and mouse cables through the lock. Figure 48 Threading the Keyboard and Mouse Cables...
  • Page 48: Front Bezel Security

    Screw the lock to the chassis using the screw provided. Figure 49 Attaching the Lock to the Chassis 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. Figure 50 Engaging the Lock Front Bezel Security...
  • Page 49 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 50 Install the screw through the interior of the front of the chassis into the front bezel. The screw hole is located on the left edge of the chassis next to the top hard drive bay. Figure 52 Installing the Front Bezel Security Screw Replace the access panel.
  • Page 51: 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 52: 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 53: 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 54: Index

    9 locations 16 optical drive 22 security removing 17 removable hard drive 26 cable lock 40 front bezel 42 HP Business PC Security electrostatic discharge, preventing media card reader Lock 41 damage 45 installing 22 padlock 40 expansion card...

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