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HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor PC - Removing and Replacing the PCI card


This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the PCI card for the HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor PC.


Minimum skill level

The End User requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The End user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.


Tools required

Torx #15 (T-15) screwdriver.


Parts required

NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.

The replacement part number will vary depending on the PCI card that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP .

Part Number
Requires Return
ATI Radeon X1300 PCI-Express graphics board - Video board with 256 MB DDR SDRAM memory, one DVI-I digital display output, and one 4-pin (F) mini-DIN (S-video) TV output
413023-001 (Modified)
NVIDIA Quadro4 280 XGL PCI (x8) graphics card - Professional 2D low profile graphics board with 64 MB DDR SDRAM, dual 350 MHz RAMDAC, and one DMS-59 high density output connector - ATX form factor
398686-001 (Modified)
PCIe interface card - Feature connector for digital visual interface (DVI-D) and serial digital video output (SDVO)
398333-001 (Modified)
HP FireWire IEEE 1394a 3-Port PCI card
393308-001 (Modified)
IEEE-1394 (FireWire) interface PCI board
393307-001 (Modified)
Intel Pro/1000 PT Gigabyte Ethernet PCIe network interface card - Has one RJ-45 connector
398754-001 (Modified)
Broadcom NetXtreme PCIe 10/100/1000 Base-T copper based gigabit Ethernet LAN adapter
430654-001 (Modified)
Agere Systems PCI SoftModem - High-speed 56 Kbps, V.92 modem card - Has one (F) RJ-11 output connector
398661-001 (Original)
DVI-I to VGA adapter - From a (M) DVI-I connector to a (F) 15-pin VGA connector
202997-001 (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 labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled 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 PCI card, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library then select PCI card from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Click here to view the PCI card removal video .

Right-click on the video link above to open in a new window / tab.

PCI card 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.
    NOTE: The HP Compaq Business Desktop dc7700 SFF supports low profile PCI cards only. The riser card cage is a configurable option that allows the use of full height PCI cards. This procedure shows the replacement of a PCI card which is inside the riser card cage only.
  2. Remove the Cover. Click here for instructions on how to remove the cover .

  3. Lift the handle on the PCI card cage and pull the cage straight up and out of the chassis. Lift the cage slowly in case there are cables attached to the PCI card.

  4. Disconnect any cables from the PCI card.

  5. Remove the Torx-15 screw that secures the PCI card to the card cage.

  6. Pull the PCI card out of the socket.

    NOTE: If you are not replacing the PCI card with another card, cover the open slot in the PCI card cage with a metal slot cover to facilitate proper airflow and cooling of the system.

PCI card replacement

  1. If you are installing a new PCI card, remove the slot cover from the appropriate slot on the PCI card cage.

  2. Align the connectors on the PCI card with the slot on the riser card.

  3. Press down on the PCI card until it is fully seated in the slot.

  4. Replace the screw that secures the PCI card to the card cage.

  5. Connect any cables to the PCI card.

  6. Place the card cage in the chassis so that the two tabs on the side fit into the slots on the chassis side wall and the tab in the back fits over the chassis back wall.

  7. Press down on the PCI card cage until it is fully seated in the slot on the system board.

  8. Replace the Cover. Click here for instructions on how to replace the cover .


Parts return

If your part requires return then click on the appropriate link below:

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for US .

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for Europe .


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