Addressing a faulty front cover *with the absolute minimum of jargon for the short-of-attention-span non-technical reader
Don't be silly, Bezel. It's written there quite clearly on the top of the box. What is it?
A bezel is the technical term for the front cover of a desktop or tower computer case. This particular bezel, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Part# 462789-001, is for the Hewlett-Packard XW-range of workstations, typically the XW6400 or XW6600 (pictured). You, dear reader, may have had the pleasure of using one of these XW systems as your Internet Portal (ie office workhorse). My own trusty XW6400 workhorse is due for retirement this year after 5 years' sterling service.
I have had it up to here with you, Bezel! Why would I want one?
Perhaps the bezel has taken the brunt of your fury at the fact that the last hour's worth of hard graft on your word-processing package has been consigned to the virtual waste-bin with "A fatal exception 0E has occurred. Press any key to continue."
, the fatality being the bezel. If you have not had the joy of experiencing the notorious BlueScreenOfDeath 0E error, I have taken the liberty of picturing one below.
No, Bezel doesn't bet anymore. Do you, dear? How much will one cost?
Fifteen minutes of searching has revealed a cost, not including VAT, shipping and handling, of $46.13, direct from the factory. Remember VAT is payable on the shipping charges also if this wings its way to you from outside the EU.
You never get it right, do you, Bezel? OK it's been delivered, how do I use it?
Those cool dudes at HP think of everything: http://tinyurl.com/FixBezel .
Are you still here, Bezel? Front bezel removal
- With all cables disconnected from the workstation, remove the access panel.
- Pull out on the two green release tabs to disengage the bezel from the chassis.
- Rotate the bezel away from the chassis and remove the bezel.
Oh, and one word of advice, Bezel:
"WARNING: The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the workstation."
Oh, no-no-no, Bezel. Put him back. Front bezel replacement
- Insert the three tabs on the right edge of the bezel into the slots in the chassis.
- Rotate the bezel against the chassis and press until it snaps into place.
- Replace the access panel.
You seem very jolly, Bezel. TaDaa!
The appearance of your Internet Portal has been restored!
Yes dear, just trying to enjoy myself.
(c) pgn0 on Ciao.co.uk/07-May-2012
[para headings derived from http://tinyurl.com/MrsFawlty, if you hadn't guessed!]
[bezel replacement instructions from http://tinyurl.com/RepairXW]