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Seventh generation laptop released in 2015. The Alienware 17 R3 is a high performance gaming laptop.

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How do I fix my Alienware 17 R3's charger port and Air vent in back

My charger port is not at the point where it can't charge is still can but It's really damaged and the air vent in the back next to the graphic amplifier port are broken.The vent is deformed and lost some plastic

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Sounds like the bottom cover is damaged. It is not hard to replace if you can find a replacement bottom cover. You can contact Dell although the repair would not be warrantied since the damage could be caused by customer abuse and not a manufacturing defect.

You may be able to stabilize the charger port with tape or moldable plastic like Sugru. The DC-in cable is held in place by flanges on the bottom cover. Once you see how the DC-In cable is mounted then you can make a repair to hold it in place.

Still, your best bet is to replace the broken parts since this is a high end laptop.

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