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HP Compaq 8100 Elite Small Form Factor PC - Removing and Replacing the eSATA Adapter


This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the eSATA adapter for the HP Compaq 8100 Elite Small Form Factor PC.


Minimum skill level

The End-User should possess product-specific knowledge and technical skill on how to service the system, and have familiarity with the operating system.


Parts required

NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.

The replacement part number will vary depending on the eSATA adapter that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP.

Part Number
Requires Return
External SATA (eSATA) cable assembly - Includes cable with port connectors (one connector to PC and the other to external storage device) - For high-speed data transfer to external storage devices
497726-001 (Modified)
NOTE: For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labeled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labeled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.


Summary of instructions

To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the eSATA adapter, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library ( Click here to go to HP Services Media Library ), then select eSATA adapter from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Click here to view the eSATA adapter removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).

eSATA adapter removal

  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:

    Click here to view the precautions .

    CAUTION: Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. Remove the access panel. Click here for instructions on how to remove the access panel .

  3. Disconnect the eSATA adpater cable from the system board.

  4. Pull up on the PCI retention clamp and rotate it back until fully open.

  5. Remove the eSATA adpater.

    NOTE: If you are not replacing the eSATA adpater with another option, cover the open slot with a metal slot cover to facilitate proper airflow and cooling of the system.

eSATA adapter replacement

  1. If you are installing a new eSATA adpater, remove the slot cover from the appropriate slot on the PCI bulkhead.

  2. Insert the eSATA adpater into the PCI bulkhead slot.

  3. Rotate the PCI retention clamp down over the PCI bulkhead.

  4. Connect the eSATA adpater cable to the system board.

  5. Replace the access panel. Click here for instructions on how to replace the access panel .


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