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03-22-2012 09:49 PM
I bought a desktop computer. HP Pavilion Elite HPE-510y Desktop PC. It has an expansion bay but it does not open when i push the button. What is the expansion bay for? I never used it and would like to know if maybe it has a problem so I can return it before the warranty expires.
03-24-2012 06:55 AM
No need to send it back, no problem, just a well disguised empty space.
03-25-2012 12:48 AM
If you're ever curious about the innards of your machine then why not take the side panel off and have a look around? Just be careful touching anything rectangular and black or hot and shiny, you'll be fine.
04-14-2013 12:05 PM
The expansion bay is typically used for a second optical drive. When you push the button, the optical drive tray button will cause the tray to push open the expansion bay door. Most HP PCs are not shipped with two optical drives. This service manual will give you some insight into replacing/adding an optical drive.
You should be able to use your finger and grab the expansion bay door just above the button and pull it forward to inspect the bay.