Parts

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Introduction

The optical drive (also known the CD drive) is one of the most frequently used parts of the HP Media Center 876x. As a result, damages are common and often replacement is necessary.

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  • Remove the two (9 mm) hand screws on the back panel.

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Image 1/3: Slide the side panel horizontally to detach, and pull upward to remove. Image 2/3: Slide the side panel horizontally to detach, and pull upward to remove. Image 3/3: Slide the side panel horizontally to detach, and pull upward to remove.
  • Place the tower on its side.

  • Slide the side panel horizontally to detach, and pull upward to remove.

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Image 1/2: Using the #0 Phillips head screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two (5 mm) screws that fasten the remaining side panel to the tower. Image 2/2: Slide the side panel out of its notches, and pull it gently off of the tower.
  • Orient the tower vertically.

  • Using the #0 Phillips head screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two (5 mm) screws that fasten the remaining side panel to the tower.

  • Slide the side panel out of its notches, and pull it gently off of the tower.

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Image 1/1: Press down the black tabs (proximal to you) that fasten the front panel to the tower.
  • Gently move the tower so that it is in the horizontal orientation.

  • Press down the black tabs (proximal to you) that fasten the front panel to the tower.

  • Press down on the distal, black tabs (symmetric with respect to the previous tabs).

  • Pull front panel forward slightly.

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Image 1/2: The front panel will come off in a hinge-like fashion, exposing the drives underneath. Image 2/2: The front panel will come off in a hinge-like fashion, exposing the drives underneath.
  • Orient the tower vertically.

  • The front panel will come off in a hinge-like fashion, exposing the drives underneath.

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Image 1/3: Pull the molex connectors out of the posterior end of the optical drive. Image 2/3: Pull the molex connectors out of the posterior end of the optical drive. Image 3/3: Pull the molex connectors out of the posterior end of the optical drive.
  • Identify the optical drive.

  • Pull the molex connectors out of the posterior end of the optical drive.

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  • Pull the "ribbon cable" out of the posterior end of the optical drive.

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Image 1/3: Gently pull the optical drive through the frontal cavity. Image 2/3: Gently pull the optical drive through the frontal cavity. Image 3/3: Gently pull the optical drive through the frontal cavity.
  • Using the #0 Phillips head screwdriver, unscrew the two (5 mm) screws that fasten the optical drive into its port.

  • Gently pull the optical drive through the frontal cavity.

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  • Remove the optical drive completely from its port.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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