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Replacing the Power Supply in HP Pavilion p6000, p6-1000 and p6-2000 Series Desktop PCs

This document pertains only to HP Pavilion desktop computers with the following computer case:

Before you begin

  • Turn off the computer, disconnect all cables, and transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
  • HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
WARNING: The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.
CAUTION: This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.

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Removing the Power Supply

Use the steps in this section to move a power supply.

WARNING: Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.

Do not attempt to disassemble or repair the power supply, or this could cause personal injury and equipment damage. Always replace the entire power supply.

Your computer comes with a power supply, which is secured to the back of the computer.
NOTE: Carefully note the orientation of the power supply. The replacement power supply must be inserted in the same orientation.
Image of the power supply
Step 1
Remove the side panel.
If you need assistance, see Opening the Computer Case .
Image of removing the side panel
Step 2
Remove the front panel.
For more information about removing the front panel, refer to the HP support document Removing the Front Cover .
Image of lifting the front panel from the computer
Step 3
Push the optical drive forward partway.
Image of pushing the optical drive forward partway.
Step 4
Remove all power supply connectors attached to the various connectors on the motherboard and system drives. Some connectors might have latches that need to be squeezed to remove them.
Step 5
Remove the four screws that connect the power supply to the back of the computer.
Image of removing four power supply screws from back of computer
Step 6
Press the latch at the bottom of the power supply, ...
Image of screw driver pressing latch to remove the power supply
... pull the power supply toward the center of the computer, and then pull it out and away from the computer.

Replacing the Power Supply

Use the steps in this section to replace a power supply.

CAUTION: Always replace the entire power supply. Never attempt to work within the power supply unit.
There is a latch, a guide, and a ledge on the computer that helps secure the new power supply in the computer.
Step 1
To replace the power supply, align it toward the guide and the ledge, and then slide it toward the back of the computer until it locks into place.
Be sure the power supply is replaced in its original orientation.
Step 2
Attach the four screws that secure the power supply to the back of the computer.
Image of the four power supply screws being replaced
Step 3
Connect the power connectors to the computer drives and motherboard.
Step 5
Replace the side panel, reconnect the cables, and turn on the computer.
If you need assistance, see the HP support document Opening the Computer Case .
Image of side cover being replaced
Step 6
Replace the front panel.
For more information, refer to the HP support document Removing the Front Cover .
Image of swinging the right side of the front panel toward the computer

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