OptiPlex 7010 Desktop (DT) Removal Guide for the Media Card Reader, Slimline Optical Drive, Memory, Intrusion Switch, Heatsink and Power Switch Cable

OptiPlex 7010 Desktop (DT) Removal Guide for the Media Card Reader, Slimline Optical Drive, Memory, Intrusion Switch, Heatsink and Power Switch Cable



This article provides information on removing components from a OptiPlex 7010 (DT)


Table of Contents:

  1. Media Card Reader and Slimline ODD Removal
  2. Memory Removal
  3. Intrusion Switch Removal
  4. Heatsink/Processor Removal
  5. Power Switch Cable Removal

1. Media Card Reader and Slimline ODD Removal

1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Media Card Reader and Slimline ODD Removal:

  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly
  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer
  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets
  • Remove the system cover and front bezel

2. Establishing image.



3. Disconnect all the cables from the drive.



4. Lift up the release tab (1) and slide the assembly away from the chassis (2).



5. Remove 4 screws from the media card reader.



6. Remove the media card reader.



7. Complete.



8. Remove 4 screws from the optical drive.



9. Remove the optical drive.



10. Complete.




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2. Memory Removal

1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Memory Removal:

  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly
  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer
  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets
  • Remove the system cover.

2. Establishing image.



3. Press down on the memory retaining tabs on each side of the memory modules.



4. Lift the memory modules out of the connectors on the system board.



5. Complete.




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3. Intrusion Switch Removal

1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Intrusion Switch Removal:

  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly
  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer
  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets
  • Remove the system cover.

2. Establishing image.



3. Disconnect the intrusion cable from system board.



4. Slide the intrusion switch inward and remove it from the chassis.



5. Complete.




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4. Heatsink/Processor Removal

1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Heatsink/Processor Removal:

  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly
  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer
  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets
  • Remove the system cover.

2. Establishing image.



3. Disconnect the heat sink/fan assembly cable from the system board.



4. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to loosen the four captive screws (1 > 2 > 3 > 4) securing the heat sink/fan assembly to the system board



5. Lift the heat sink/fan assembly upward gently, and remove it from the system. Lay the assembly with the fan facing downward, and with the thermal grease facing upward.



6. Press the release lever down and then move it outward to release it from the retention hook that secures it.



7. Lift the processor cover.



8. Lift the processor to remove it from the socket and place it into antistatic packaging.



9. Complete.




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5. Power Switch Cable Removal

1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Power Switch Cable Removal:

  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly
  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer
  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets
  • Remove the system cover and front bezel

2. Establishing image.



3. Disconnect the power switch cable from the system board.



4. Gently pry the power switch cable free.



5. Slide the power switch cable out through the front of the computer.



6. Complete.


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Article ID: SLN296087

Last Date Modified: 11/17/2017 05:48 AM


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