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  • Page 1 Drives User Guide...
  • Page 2 Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Drive care 2 Drive light 3 Hard drives Replacing the primary hard drive ... 5 Using a secondary hard drive (select models only) ... 7 4 Optical drives Inserting an optical disc ... 10 Removing an optical disc (with power) ... 11 Removing an optical disc (without power) ...
  • Page 4 ENWW...
  • Page 5 Drive care Drives are fragile computer components that must be handled with care. Refer to the following cautions before handling drives. Additional cautions are included with the procedures to which they apply. CAUTION To reduce the risk of damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of...
  • Page 6 Chapter 1 Drive care ENWW...
  • Page 7: Drive Light

    Drive light The drive light blinks when either the primary hard drive or an optical drive is being accessed. ENWW...
  • Page 8 Chapter 2 Drive light ENWW...
  • Page 9: Hard Drives

    Hard drives Replacing the primary hard drive CAUTION To prevent system lockup and loss of information: Shut down the computer before removing the hard drive from the hard drive bay. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in standby, or in hibernation.
  • Page 10 “1” and the secondary hard drive is marked with a “2.” Pull the hard drive tab up, and then lift the hard drive away from the computer. To install a primary hard drive: Insert the hard drive into the hard drive bay. Chapter 3 Hard drives ENWW...
  • Page 11: Using A Secondary Hard Drive (Select Models Only)

    On models with a secondary hard drive (drive D), the optical drive becomes drive E. The next drive added to the system, such as a new USB or digital device, will be assigned the next available drive letter. To view your hard drives, select Start > My Computer. ▲ ENWW...
  • Page 12 Chapter 3 Hard drives ENWW...
  • Page 13: Optical Drives

    DVDs have a higher capacity than CDs. The computer can read or write to optical drives as described in the following table. Type of Optical Drive DVD/CD-RW Drive D±RW Double Layer...
  • Page 14: Inserting An Optical Disc

    After you insert a disc, a short pause is normal. If you have not selected a media player, an AutoPlay dialog box opens. It prompts you to select how you want to use the media content. Chapter 4 Optical drives ENWW...
  • Page 15: Removing An Optical Disc (With Power)

    Removing an optical disc (with power) If the computer is running on external or battery power: Turn on the computer. Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the media tray, and then gently pull out the tray (2) until it stops. Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer edges of the disc.
  • Page 16: Removing An Optical Disc (Without Power)

    Hold the disc by the edges and avoid touching the flat surfaces. NOTE If the tray is not fully accessible, tilt the disc carefully as you remove it. Close the media tray and place the disc in a protective case. Chapter 4 Optical drives ENWW...
  • Page 17: Avoiding Standby Or Hibernation

    Avoiding standby or hibernation CAUTION To prevent possible audio and video degradation, or loss of audio or video playback functionality, do not initiate standby or hibernation while reading or writing to a CD or DVD. To prevent loss of information, do not initiate standby or hibernation when writing to a CD or DVD. If standby or hibernation is accidentally initiated during playback of a disc: ●...
  • Page 18 Chapter 4 Optical drives ENWW...
  • Page 19: Index

    1 inserting 10 removing, with power 11 removing, without power 12 CD drive 9 drive light 3 drives caring for 1 drive light 3 hard 5, 6 optical 9 secondary hard 7 See also hard drive, optical drive...
  • Page 20 Index ENWW...

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