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What is this little tool that comes with an Omen PC for?

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Just wondered what it is for as I can't figure it out!

 

omen-tool.png

 

Tim

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@onlyconnect, welcome to the forum.

 

I have an Omen X, 900-025vr.  It has the same tool and it is described as a Screwdriver/wrench.  As to what is for, it doesn't go into any details.  I figure one day when I have some time I will try to determine what I can do with it. :TongueOut:

 

Accessing the tool kit The tool kit contains the following: ● Hard drive/power supply tool ● Screwdriver/wrench, one side Phillips, one side hex. Hex screws are used on the graphics card and system fans (radiators) ● Screws Pull the logo cover away from the case (1), and then disconnect the cable from the case (2). The tool kit is located under the logo cover (3).

 

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Thanks for the suggestion! It is not a screwdriver or a wrench though. It looks like something you might use to unclip something but nobody seems to know!

 

Tim

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@onlyconnect wrote:

Thanks for the suggestion! It is not a screwdriver or a wrench though. It looks like something you might use to unclip something but nobody seems to know!

 

Tim


@onlyconnect, I hear what you are saying.  I haven't figured out how it qualifies as either a screwdriver or a wrench, but that is what it shows.  Mine looks exactly like the one in your picture.  It is bent slightly on the end oposite the small triangle.  This may qualify as a screwdriver.  It doesn't appear to be any of the other items in the list that I provided; unless that is, it is a Hard drive/power supply tool and I don't see how it would be used.

 

Note:  I decided to ask someone at HP who will know what it is for certain.  Then, we both can stop guessing. :Wink:




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My computer OMEN 870-203n was delivered in April 2017, with a faulty(still todate) LED control, and minus the tool kit. I suppose some are dispatched with faults of a kind, was I lucky? two faults and for the same price!!  if I had waited till now at least one of the faults has been erased (LED control) with HP having rectified the fault, omitting it with the new model. 

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Okay, here is the answer to your question directly from my contact at HP:

 

"It is the "Security tool" used to pry different sections off the bezel. It is never called out, which is kind of strange, but is then called out in how to remove the cover over the power supply.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05337523

page 30"

 

The tool is mentioned in Item 4.  Use the security tool from the tool kit (Accessing the tool kit on page 9) to remove the power supply cover, located on the rear of the case. 

 

I couldn't have more wrong in what I guessed.  This is why I decided to get a definitive answer for you.

 

Good luck!

 

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Hi old_geekster

 

Have been following this thread. I also thought it was some type of wrench.

 

The reference guide you provided a link to is very detailed.

 

Does HP publish in depth guides such as this one for all HP consumer systems?

 

That guide is really cool and helpful.

 

Will bookmark this link for future reference.

 

Tom

 

 

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Very interesting reading, however what happens to customers like myself whom did not have this tool included in box containing my HP 879-203n computer? Try as I may, find it impossible to contact HP. weeman.

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@weeman, welcome to the forum.

 

This is a peer to peer help forum. The only presence that HP has on it are the Admins and the Mods. Otherwise, none of us works for HP.  Therefore, your best option is to contact HP Customer Support for help.  They are the only ones who will be able to get you the tool.




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@Grzwacz, I am glad that the guide helps you.

 

Yes, most of HP's computers have the Maintenance and Service Guide.  For the Omen X it is called a Hardware Reference Guide.  It is far better for technical help than the User Guide, in my opinion.  I use it in many instances when providing help.  In this instance, I went to the M&SG, but missed the reference to the Tool.  I guess my eyes are getting old along with my body. :TongueOut:

 

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