Gateway E-4400 User Manual

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E-4400 Desktop
System Manual

Contents

Preface
1 System Features
2 System Setup
3 Case Access
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Conventions used in this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Getting additional information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
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Standard features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Vertical desktop feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
System board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Riser card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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Setting up your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Starting your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Understanding the Power-On Self-Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Setting up the operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Turning off your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Resetting your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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Static electricity precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Opening the case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Closing the case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
4 Replacing and Adding Drives
Preparing to replace or add a drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Drive cabling information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3.5-inch diskette or CD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Removing and replacing the 3.5-inch diskette or CD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Installing an additional 3.5-inch device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Hard drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Removing and replacing the hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adding a second hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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5 System Components
Removing the system board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Replacing the processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Adding or replacing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Adding an expansion card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Troubleshooting the battery installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
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6 Using the BIOS Setup Utility
About the BIOS Setup utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Updating the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Setting the system board jumpers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Recovery mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
7 Managing Your System
Protecting against power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Surge suppressors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Line conditioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Uninterruptible power supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Maintaining and managing your hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Hard drive maintenance utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Hard drive management practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
System integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Protecting against viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Checking system health with LANDesk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
System Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Creating a startup diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Keeping a record of system configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Using your System Restoration CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
System power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
About soft-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Using Standby in Windows 98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
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8 Cleaning Your System
Cleaning the mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Cleaning the monitor screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Cleaning the computer and monitor cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
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9 Troubleshooting
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Troubleshooting checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Verifying your configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Troubleshooting guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
CD drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Hard drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Memory/processor problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Modem problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Peripheral/adapter problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Printer problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
System problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Video problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
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10 Safety, Regulatory, and Notices A Specifications
Index
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Preface

Con ventions used in this manual

Throughout this manual, you will see the following conventions:
Convention Description
NTER
E
TRL+ALT+DEL
C
Setup Commands to be entered, options to select, and messages that
User’s Guide
Important A note labeled important informs you of special
Caution A caution warns you of possible damage to equipment or
Warning A warning indicates the possibility of personal injury.
Keyboard key names are printed in small capitals. A plus sign means to press the keys at the same time.
appear on your monitor are printed in bold. Names of publications are printed in italic.
circumstances.
loss of data.
Conventions used in this manual
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Getting additional inf ormation

Log on to the Gateway Support Center at
www.gateway.com/support
to find information about your system or other Gateway products. Some types of information you can access are:
Hardware driver and software application updates
Technical tips
Service agreement information
Technical documents and component information
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Documentation for peripherals or optional components
Online access to technical support
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System Features

Standard f eatures

Intel
Two Rambus™ in-line memory module (RIMM™) sockets that support
Three PCI slots
Keyboard port, mouse port, serial port, parallel port, two Universal Serial
®
Pentium III processor with 133 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB)
Desktop to tower conversion
up to 1 Gigabyte (GB) of Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory (RDRAM)
Intel 820 Camino chipset
4X AGP graphics video add-on card
One 3.5 inch 1.44 MB diskette drive, one CD drive, and one hard drive
Bus (USB) ports, RJ-45 Ethernet port, and audio line-out, audio line-in and audio microphone-in ports
Integrated audio using Analog Devices AD1881 Digital Audio Codec controller
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Standard features
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Front panel

The desktop case front panel includes the following features:
Hard drive LED
Power button
Pow e r L E D
Reset button
CD volume control
Audio-out jack
CD drive
Diskette drive
CD eject butto n
Diskette eject button
Audio-out jack connects headphones or powered speakers that let you listen to an audio CD (directly from the CD drive.)
CD drive plays data or audio CDs.
CD eject button ejects a CD from the CD drive.
CD volume control controls the volume of an audio CD.
Diskette drive writes to and reads from 3.5-inch, 1.44 MB diskettes.
Diskette eject button ejects diskettes from the diskette drive.
Hard drive LED lights when the hard drive is active.
Power button turns the computer on and off.
Power LED lights when the computer is turned on. The green light means
your computer is using full power. The amber light means your computer is in sleep mode.
Reset Button restarts a system that becomes non-responsive.
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System Features

Rear panel

The desktop case rear panel includes the following Input/Output (I/O) ports, connectors, and switches:
Kensington lock slot
Power connector
Voltage selector
RJ-45 LAN connector and indicator LEDs
Thumbscrew
Line-out
Microphone-in
Line-in
USB ports
Serial port 1
Keyboard port
Parallel (printer) port
Mouse port
Serial port 2
Video port
Kensington lock slot permits the use of a cable lock to secure the system.
®
Keyboard port connects a Personal System/2
(PS/2) compatible keyboard.
Microphone-in, Line-out, and Line-in audio jacks connect audio devices such as speakers, tape players, and microphones.
Mouse port connects a PS/2-compatible mouse.
Parallel (printer) port connects a printer or other parallel device.
Power connector connects the computer power cord. The other end of the
power cord plugs into an AC outlet or power strip.
RJ-45 LAN connector lets you connect to a network, and the Indicator LEDs show LAN activity (yellow LED) and 100 Mb/sec speed (green LED.)
Serial ports connect to serial devices.
Thumbscrew must be loosened to remove the cover from the system.
USB ports connect external Plug-and-Play devices.
Voltage selector sets the voltage for your area, either 115 V or 230 V.
Video port connects the monitor’s interface cable.
Rear panel
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V ertical desktop feature

You can set up your desktop to sit vertically by using a stand included with your accessory kit. This setup saves space and transforms your desktop into a minitower computer. See the illustrated instructions included with your accessory kit or the illustration below for more information.
Groove for
stand
Important If you set your system up vertically, make sure to use a
CD drive with retaining clips. You can use these clips to hold the CD in place when using the vertical desktop feature. The CD drive that ships with y our system includes these clips.
To convert your computer to a tower:
1 Turn off the system and disconnect the power cord, modem cord (if
installed), and all external peripheral devices.
2 Lift the right side of the computer until it rests vertically on its left side. 3 Lift the front of the computer by pushing on the top front, rocking it
back, and place the plastic stand in the grooves provided for that purpose.
4 Lower the front of the computer, allowing it to balance on the stand. 5 Reconnect the power cord and cables you disconnected.
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System Features

System board

The following figure and list identify system board components.
N
M
A
L
K
B
C
D E
F G
H
I
J
A AGP slot B Parallel port C
Serial port 2
D Serial port 1 E Mouse port F Keyboard port G USB ports (2) H Audio line-out
System board
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I Microphone-in J Audio line-in K Configuration jumper (J5K1) L Battery M Slot 1 connector N RIMM sockets (2)
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System Features

Riser card

The riser card is mounted to the chassis by brackets at its base and two screws at the top. The two screws attach the riser card to a bracket attached to the power supply cage. The riser card contains most of the connectors and slots used by the internal system components.

Front

A
H
J
G
A SW1: Chassis intrusion switch B C JP11: SCSI LED connector D Front panel control and chassis fan connector E NLX system board edge connector F 10 Mb/sec LED (Amber) G CN4: CD/DVD audio connector H PCI slots (3)
I
F
ATX power connector
K
E
B
L
C
D
I CN3: TAD/Speakerphone connector J JP7: Wake-on-LAN connector K JP8: Ring-in connector L JP9: Power supply fan connector
Riser card
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Back

Pin 1 position on each connector
A
B
C
D
E
A Primary IDE connector B Secondary IDE connector C Floppy Drive connector D RJ-45 LAN connector E Ethernet LAN Indicator LEDs (Green = 100 Mb/sec. Yellow = LAN
activity)
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System Features

System Setup

Setting up your system

Follow the instructions on the poster that came with your system for assembly instructions. You can prepare a safer working environment before assembling your system by following the guidelines listed below.
Provide a clean, flat, and stable surface for your system. Allow at least
12 inches at the rear of the computer for cabling and air circulation.
Obtain a grounded (three-prong) AC surge-protected power strip. A
surge-protected power strip helps protect against AC line spikes.
Protect your system from extreme temperature and humidity. Do not
expose your system to direct sunlight, heater ducts, or other heat-generating objects.
Keep your computer away from equipment that generates magnetic
fields, such as unshielded stereo speakers. Even a telephone placed too close to the computer may cause interference.
Plug the computer into a wall outlet or power strip that is easily
accessible. When you turn off the computer with the power button, some electricity still flows through the computer. To remove all power from the computer, you need to unplug it.
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Important Keep the product carton and packing material, in case you
need to send the system out for repair. If you return your system to the factory in different packaging, y our warr anty may be void.
Setting up your system
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Starting your system

Before you start your system for the first time:
Make sure that the voltage selector switch on the back of the computer
is still set to the correct voltage for your area. This switch is set at the factory to the correct voltage (see “Rear panel” on page 3 for voltage selector switch location.)
Make sure all cables are firmly connected to the proper ports on the rear
panel of the computer.
Caution Make sure your computer and peripherals are turned off
and unplugged from the power outlet when you connect peripherals to the computer.
Make sure the computer and monitor are plugged into an AC outlet or
power strip.
To start the system:
1 If you have connected the system components to a power strip, make
sure all the system components are turned off, then turn on the power strip.
2 Turn on the monitor by pressing the power button. 3 Turn on the computer by pressing the power button. The power
light-emitting diode (LED) on the front panel is lit when the power is on.
4 Turn on any other components connected to the computer, such as
speakers, a printer, or a scanner.
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System Setup
Pow e r b u t to n
Pow er L E D
If nothing happens when you turn on the system:
Recheck the power cables to make sure that they are securely
plugged in and that your power strip (if you are using one) is plugged in and turned on.
Make sure the monitor is connected to the computer, plugged into
the power strip or AC outlet, and turned on. You may also need to adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the monitor.
Wait until the startup procedure is finished before loading a diskette in the diskette drive, or the computer may search the diskette for startup information.

Understanding the P ower -On Self-T est

When you turn on your computer, the Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine checks the system memory and components. To display this information, press T
The system displays an error message if POST finds any problems. Write down the error message that appears.
during POST. Press ESC to bypass the remaining memory count.
AB

Setting up the operating system

At initial computer startup, the operating system takes a few minutes to set up.
Refer to your software documentation for specific questions.
To complete the operating system setup:
1 After the computer starts, the start-up wizard opens. Click 2 Type the requested information in the appropriate text boxes. When you
finish entering the information, click
Next
.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions, while selecting the desired options in
the start-up wizard dialog boxes. Continue clicking the dialog boxes until the wizard tells you to restart your computer.
If you need to return to the previous dialog box to change any of your
Back
entries, click
.
Next
4 Restart your system. The setup is complete.
Starting your system
Next
to move through
.
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Turning off y our system

Every time you turn off your system, shut down the operating system first. You may lose data if you do not follow the proper procedure.
To turn off your system in Windows NT or Windows 98:
1 Click
computer?
Start
, then select
(Windows 98 or Windows NT.)
Shut Down
(Windows 98) or
Shut down the
2 Click
OK
. The computer turns off. If you see a message saying
safe to turn off your computer
Windows NT only), turn off the computer
by pressing the power button.
3 Turn off the monitor and all peripheral devices.
Warning When you turn the computer off by pressing the power
button, some electric current still flows through the computer. Before opening the computer case or connecting or removing any peripherals, turn off the computer, then unplug the power cord and modem cord (if installed.)
Important You can use the power button to turn off your system if it
does not respond. However, you must hold the power button in for 4 seconds to turn it off (Windows 98 only.)
It is now
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System Setup

Resetting your system

If your computer does not respond to keyboard or mouse input, you may have to close a program or programs that may not be responding. If closing unresponsive programs does not restore your computer to normal operation, you may have to reset the system.
To reset your system in Windows 98:
1 Press C
is not responding.
TRL+ALT+DEL
2 Highlight a program that displays a “not responding” message, then click
End Task
. Close the program by following any additional screen prompts.
3 If the computer does not respond, restart the computer by pressing the
reset button.
4 After displaying some of the startup screens, a message appears asking if
you would like to run ScanDisk.
5 Run ScanDisk by pressing any key. Follow the on-screen instructions.
When the checks are finished, Windows starts.
To reset your system in Windows NT:
1 Press C
that is not responding.
TRL+ALT+DEL
. A window opens that lets you close a program that
. A window opens that lets you to close a program
2 Click 3 Close the program by clicking
Task Manager
, then select the program that is not responding.
End Task
.
4 If the computer does not respond, press the reset button to restart the
computer.
As a part of the regular startup process, a program to check the disk status automatically runs. When the checks are finished, Windows starts.
Resetting your system
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System Setup

Case Access

Static electricity precautions

Static electricity can permanently damage electronic components in your computer. When opening your computer case, always perform the following procedure.
Caution Prevent electrostatic damage to your computer by
following static electricity precautions ev ery time you open your computer case.
To avoid static electricity discharge:
1
Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores.)
2 Turn off the computer power. 3 Discharge any static electricity by touching a bare metal surface on the
back of the case.
4 Unplug all power cords from AC outlets and disconnect the modem cable
(if installed.)
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Static electricity precautions
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Follow these precautions to avoid electrostatic damage to your computer components:
Avoid static-causing surfaces such as plastic and packing foam in your
work area.
Remove the parts from their antistatic bags only when you are ready to
use them. Do not lay parts on the outside of antistatic bags since only the inside of a bag provides antistatic protection.
Always hold cards by their edges or their metal mounting brackets. Avoid
touching components on the cards and the edge connectors that connect to expansion slots.
Never slide cards or other parts over any surface.
Warning Avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and
moving parts, by turning off your computer and unplugging the power cord and modem cord before removing the computer cover.
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Case Access

Opening the case

To work on the internal components of the computer, you must open the case, which has two removable parts:
A chassis cover, that surrounds the sides and top of the chassis
A front bezel (faceplate) that covers the front of the chassis
Because the components inside your computer are extremely sensitive to static electricity, make sure to observe the precautions (see “Static electricity precautions” on page 15) to avoid static electricity damage.
War nin g Avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and
moving parts by turning off your computer and unplugging the power cord and modem cable (if installed) before removing the chassis cover.
To remove the chassis cover:
1 Turn off the system and disconnect the power cord, modem cord (if
installed), and all external peripheral devices.
2 Remove the thumbscrew or lock on the back of the case. 3 With the front of the computer facing you, locate the latches at the rear
sides of the case and pull both latches out until they clear the chassis.)
Latch
Thumbscrew
Latch
Opening the case
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4 Lift up the rear of the cover and slide the cover toward the rear of the
computer until the lip on the cover is free of the front bezel. Remove the cover.
Side view
To remove the front bezel:
1 Lift the three upper tabs and push them through the slots in the chassis.
The top of the bezel unlatches out and away from the chassis.
2 Lift the front of the chassis until the lower bezel tabs clear the chassis
locking holes. Remove the bezel.
Upper tabs
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Case Access

Closing the case

Replace the chassis cover as soon as you finish installing or removing components so that dust and dirt (which could damage the computer) do not collect inside the computer.
To replace the front bezel:
1 Lift the front of the chassis and set the lower chassis tabs into the locking
holes on the bezel.
2 Press the bezel into the chassis until the three upper tabs snap into their
locking holes. Two of the three upper tabs latch underneath the locking holes. One tab latches over the top of the chassis.
To replace the chassis cover:
1 Place the cover on the computer, making sure the tabs on the front end
are inserted underneath the bezel and the rear of the cover is in a raised position.
2 Lower the rear of the cover onto the computer chassis until the side
latches snap into place.
3 Reinstall the thumbscrew or lock that was removed to open the case.
Closing the case
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Case Access

Replacing and Adding Drives

Preparing to replace or add a drive

One 3.5-inch diskette drive, one 3.5-inch hard drive, and one CD drive come with your computer. You can add additional drives of the following types:
Half-height 3.5-inch diskette drives - The riser card has a floppy controller
that supports up to two diskette drives, one of which is the 3.5-inch diskette drive that comes with your computer.
Half-height 3.5-inch hard drives - The riser card has two IDE connectors
that support up to two drives each. To use another type of hard drive, such as a SCSI drive, install an add-in card.
Half-height 3.5-inch tape storage or disk storage devices.
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Preparing to replace or add a drive
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3.5-inch hard drive
5.25-inch CD drive
3.5-inch diskette drive
Additional 3.5-inch
hard drive bay
Additional 3.5-inch drive bay
As you prepare to install drives, keep the following in mind:
To remove and install drives, you need a grounding wrist strap and a
Phillips screwdriver. If you remove a drive, place it in an antistatic bag.
Before you install a drive, see the drive’s documentation for information
on configuring the drive, setting any jumpers on the drive, and attaching cables to the drive.
If you are installing a drive that uses an add-in controller, install the
add-in card before you install the drive.
IDE hard drives can be configured as single, master, or slave. IDE CD
drives can be configured as master or slave. Configure the drives by using the drive-select jumpers located on the drives.
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If only one drive is attached to a controller cable, configure the drive as
single if it is a hard drive or master if it is a CD drive. If two drives of any type are attached to the cable, configure one as master and one as slave.
You may need to configure the drives you install using the BIOS Setup
utility program. Press F1 at start up to access the BIOS Setup utility program.
Important If you choose to buy another IDE or SCSI hard drive, you
must also buy the appropriate IDE or SCSI controller card.

Drive cabling information

Three drive cables are included with your system. The diskette drive connector cable is used to connect diskette drives and other non-IDE devices such as tape backup drives. The two IDE connector cables are used to connect IDE devices such as CD drives and hard drives.
If you want to add additional drives, you can replace the drive connector cables with ones that contain three connectors, which would let you add a total of four IDE devices or two diskette drives.
To floppy
connector on
riser card
To diskette
drive that
came with
your system
Diskette Drive Connector Cable
IDE Connector Cables (two cables)
Black to secondary IDE connector on riser card
40 wire cable
Black to connector on CD drive
Preparing to replace or add a drive
Blue to primary IDE connector on riser card
80 wire cable
Black to connector on IDE drive
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