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HP Z800 Workstation rear panel components
The following illustration shows the rear panel of a typical HP Z800 Workstation. Drive configurations
Figure 2-9 HP Z800 Workstation rear panel
NOTE:The rear panel connectors are labeled with industry-standard icons and colors to assist in
connecting peripheral devices.
Table 2-9 HP Z800 Workstation rear panel connectors
Item Symbol Description Item Symbol Description
1 Power cord connector8
Audio line-out connector
PS/2 mouse connector
(green)9Microphone connector (pink)
IEEE-1394 connector10USB 2.0 ports (6)
RJ-45 network connectors (2)11PS/2 keyboard connector
Audio line-in connector (blue)12Serial connector
6 Side access panel key13 Cable lock slot
7 Graphics connector14 Power supply Built-In Self
Test (BIST) LED
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3 Setting up the workstation
This chapter describes how to set up the workstation, and includes these topics:
Ensuring proper ventilation on page 19
Setup procedures on page 20
Converting to desktop configuration (Z400 only)
on page 22
Adding monitors on page 24
Accessibility on page 30
Security on page 30
Product recycling on page 30
Ensuring proper ventilation
Proper ventilation for the system is important for workstation operation. Follow these guidelines to
ensure adequate ventilation:
●Operate the workstation on a sturdy, level surface.
●Place the workstation in an area with adequate ventilation. Provide at least 15.24 CM (6 inches)
of clearance at the front and back of the workstation as shown in the following figure.
Your workstation might look different than the one shown.
Figure 3-1 Proper workstation ventilation
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●Ensure that the ambient air temperature surrounding the workstation falls within the published
NOTE:The ambient upper limit of 35 C is only good up to 1524 M (5000 FT) elevation. There
is a 1 C per 304.8 M (1000 FT) derating above 1524 M (5000 FT). So, at 3,048 M (10,000 FT),
the upper ambient air temperature limit is 30 C.
●For cabinet installation, ensure adequate cabinet ventilation and ensure that the ambient
temperature within the cabinet does not exceed published limits.
●Never restrict the incoming or outgoing airflow of the workstation by blocking any vents or air
intakes as shown in the following figure.
Figure 3-2 Proper workstation placement
WARNING!To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to your equipment:
— Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature.
— Plug the power cord in a grounded (earthed) outlet that is easily accessible.
To set up the workstation:
1.After unpacking your HP Workstation, find workspace with the proper ventilation to set up the
2.Connect the mouse and keyboard to the workstation.
For connector location information, see the rear panel connector section for the workstation in
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3.Connect the power cord:
Figure 3-3 Connecting the power cord
WARNING!To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to your equipment, observe these
• Plug the power cord into an AC outlet that is easily accessible.
• Disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet (not by
unplugging the power cord from the computer).
• If provided with a three-pin attachment plug on your power cord, plug the cord into a grounded
(earthed) three-pin outlet. Do not disable the power cord grounding pin, for example, by
attaching a two-pin adapter. The grounding pin is an important safety feature.
NOTE:After setting up the workstation hardware, connect other peripheral components (such as a
printer) according to the instructions included with the device.
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Converting to desktop configuration (Z400 only)
This workstation can be operated in the mini-tower or the desktop configuration. Follow these steps to
convert to desktop configuration operation:
NOTE:See the workstation Maintenance and Service Guide for installation details for the following
1.Prepare the workstation for component installation (see Preparing the workstation for component
installation on page 43).
2.Remove the front bezel from the workstation.
3.Press gently on the edges of the optical drive bay filler panel, and remove it from the front bezel
as shown in the following figure.
Figure 3-4 Removing the ODD bay filler panel
4.Rotate the filler panel 90 degrees to a horizontal position.
5.Align the slots in the filler panel frame with the tabs in the front bezel. Press the optical drive filler
panel back into the front bezel until it snaps into place as shown in the following figure.
Figure 3-5 Installing the ODD bay filler panel
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