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HP Pro 3000/3010/3080 MT Business PCs - Expansion Cards

Expansion Cards

The HP Pro 3000 and HP Pro 3080 has two PCI slots, one PCI Express x1 expansion slots, and one PCI Express x16 expansion slot. The expansion slots accommodate full-height or half-height expansion cards.

Expansion Slot Locations HP Pro 3000/3080

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Expansion Slot Locations HP Pro 3000/3080
Item
Description
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PCI expansion slot
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PCI expansion slot
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PCI Express x1 expansion slot
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PCI Express x16 expansion slot

The HP Pro 3010 has three PCI Express x1 expansion slots and one PCI Express x16 expansion slot. The expansion slots accommodate full-height or half-height expansion cards.

Expansion Slot Locations HP Pro 3010

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Expansion Slot Locations HP Pro 3010
Item
Description
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PCI Express x1 expansion slot
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PCI Express x1 expansion slot
3
PCI Express x1 expansion slot
4
PCI Express x16 expansion slot
You can install a PCI Express x1, x4, x8, or x16 expansion card in the PCI Express x16 expansion slot.

To remove, replace, or add an expansion card:

  1. Prepare the computer for disassembly (Preparation for Disassembly).

  2. Remove the access panel (Access Panel).

  3. Locate the correct vacant expansion socket on the system board and the corresponding expansion slot on the back of the computer chassis.

  4. On the rear of the computer, a slot cover lock secures the expansion card brackets in place. Remove the screw from the slot cover lock then slide the slot cover lock up to remove it from the chassis.

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  5. Before installing an expansion card, remove the expansion slot cover or the existing expansion card.

    Before removing an installed expansion card, disconnect any cables that may be attached to the expansion card.
    1. If you are installing an expansion card in a vacant socket, you must use a flatblade screwdriver to pry out the metal shield on the rear panel that covers the expansion slot. Be sure to remove the appropriate shield for the expansion card you are installing.

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    2. 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 then away from the inside of the chassis to release it from the chassis frame. Be sure not to scrape the card against the other components.

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    3. 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. Be sure not to scrape the card against the other components.

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  6. Store the removed card in anti-static packaging.

  7. If you are not installing a new expansion card, install an expansion slot cover to close the open slot.

    After removing an expansion card, you must replace it with a new card or expansion slot cover for proper cooling of internal components during operation.
  8. 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 so that the bottom of the bracket on the card slides into the small slot on the chassis. Press the card straight down into the expansion socket on the system board.

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    When installing an expansion card, press firmly on the card so that the whole connector seats properly in the expansion card slot.
  9. Replace the slot cover lock and secure it in place with the screw that was previously removed.

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  10. Connect external cables to the installed card, if needed. Connect internal cables to the system board, if needed.

  11. Replace the computer access panel.

  12. Reconnect the power cord and any external devices, then turn on the computer.

  13. Lock any security devices that were disengaged when the access panel was removed.

  14. Reconfigure the computer, if necessary. Refer to the Computer Setup (F10) Utility Guide for instructions on using Computer Setup.

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