While the spartan approach theoretically should keep your costs down, we suggest you keep shopping. It still has room for a few full-size expansion cards and disk drives, but the hallmark of this design is a simplicity that small-business users will appreciate. Only three drive bays open to the outside: two 5. The sculpted and louvered front panel is simple but attractive--staid enough not to rock the boat in a work setting. Two USB 2. The notably absent FireWire interface may not be an issue if you have no digital video-related plans for the dx, but we wish HP had included at least one.

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The sockets are labeled J23, J24, J25, and J Sockets J23 and J24 operate in memory channel A. Sockets J25 and J28 operate in memory channel B. Match the notch on the module with the tab on the memory socket. Page 15 2. Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet and the 3. Remove the right access panel. Lay the computer down on its side to make it easier to work on.

If installing an expansion card in an empty slot, skip to step Page 16 Hardware Upgrades If not installing an additional expansion card, skip to step Remove the expansion slot cover. This Section describes the procedure for replacing or upgrading the storage drives. A Torx T screwdriver is needed to remove and install the guide screws on a drive. Page Removing A 5.

Turn off the computer properly through the operating system and 2. Remove both the right and left access panels. Remove the front bezel. Remove the four screws, two from each side, that secure the drive 7. Slide the drive out of the front of the chassis 2. Removing a Diskette Drive To replace the diskette drive, reverse removal procedure. Removing the Lower Drive Cage 1. Page 22 Hardware Upgrades 7.

Remove the three screws that secure the drive cage to the front of 8. Page Removing A 3. Page Battery Replacement Do not attempt to recharge the battery. To release the battery from its holder, squeeze the metal clamp that extends above one edge of the battery. When the battery pops up, lift it out.

Battery Replacement 2— Push the other edge down until the clamp snaps over the other edge of the battery. Replace the computer cover or access panel. Plug in the computer and turn on power to the computer. Reset the date and time, your passwords, and any special system setups, using Computer Setup. Leave a 3-inch 7. This may cause it to malfunction during reading.

Page Shipping Preparation Shipping Preparation Follow these suggestions when preparing to ship your personal computer: 1. Remove and store separately any removable media and MultiBay 3. Page Preventing Electrostatic Damage A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage system boards or other static-sensitive devices.

This type of damage may reduce the life expectancy of the device. Page Grounding Methods If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, contact your HP authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider. Page 37 battery Type 1, removal and replacement 2—3 Type 2, removal and replacement 2—5 care of equipment 3—1 CD-ROM drive cleaning and safety 3—2 drive 3.

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It achieved a PC WorldBench 4 score of , about average for similarly equipped systems. The Dx does have some nice touches. It sports two USB ports on the front panel and six on the back of the attractive black case. The Dx we tested also had more potential for expansion than we often see with business systems, with three open PCI slots and one internal and two externally accessible drive bays open. The integrated Intel 3D Extreme video chip and the inch HP LCD monitor that came with this system produced adequate image quality, although text was a little grainy and difficult to read at small font sizes.


HP Compaq dx2000 Microtower PC

Warranty types Warranty removed from product: This product was designated to be returned to HP. Thus, the warranty has been removed from this product. Product sold by third party: This product was sold by a third party. Any warranty support needed would be completed by the third party that sold the product.


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