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Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the battery for your Alienware 17 R3. Be sure you have all the required tools before you begin.

  1. Turn the computer off.
    • Turn the computer off.

    • Disconnect the charging cable from the computer.

    • Failure to unplug the charging cable could result in damaging the computer or seriously injuring yourself.

    • Wear the anti-static wrist strap to prevent any electrical shock to the components. Shocks may damage the components.

  2. Unscrew and remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws from the cover.
    • Unscrew and remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws from the cover.

    • Remember to put the screws in a safe place so you can find them all during re-assembly.

  3. Pull up and slide the cover off.
    • Pull up and slide the cover off.

  4. Unplug the black wire with the yellow tag to disconnect the battery. Unplug the black wire with the yellow tag to disconnect the battery.
    • Unplug the black wire with the yellow tag to disconnect the battery.

  5. Unscrew and remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws holding the hard drive in place. Unscrew and remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws holding the hard drive in place.
    • Unscrew and remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws holding the hard drive in place.

  6. Unscrew and remove the four 2mm Phillips #1 screws holding the casing together. Unscrew and remove the four 2mm Phillips #1 screws holding the casing together.
    • Unscrew and remove the four 2mm Phillips #1 screws holding the casing together.

  7. Remove the plug from the hard drive. Lift the hard drive out and set aside.
    • Remove the plug from the hard drive.

    • Lift the hard drive out and set aside.

  8. Unscrew the one Phillips #1 screw holding down the bottom of the M.2 chip.
    • Unscrew the one Phillips #1 screw holding down the bottom of the M.2 chip.

    • Pull the M.2 chip straight out of its socket.

  9. Unscrew and remove the eight 3mm Phillips #1 screws (located in areas labeled "P").
    • Unscrew and remove the eight 3mm Phillips #1 screws (located in areas labeled "P").

  10. Carefully pull the three ribbons up to remove them. Carefully pull the three ribbons up to remove them.
    • Carefully pull the three ribbons up to remove them.

  11. Remove the six 4mm Phillips #1 screws on the side and the two 10mm Phillips #1 screws on the top.
    • Remove the six 4mm Phillips #1 screws on the side and the two 10mm Phillips #1 screws on the top.

  12. Flip over the laptop and open it.
    • Flip over the laptop and open it.

    • Insert the spudger along the edges of the laptop and gently pry upward to lift the keyboard panel.

  13. Remove the six 4mm Phillips #1 screws holding the battery in place.
    • Remove the six 4mm Phillips #1 screws holding the battery in place.

  14. Unplug the two sets of wires from the motherboard. Unplug the two sets of wires from the motherboard. Unplug the two sets of wires from the motherboard.
    • Unplug the two sets of wires from the motherboard.

  15. Lift out the battery pack.
    • Lift out the battery pack.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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2 Comments

Hi ! Nice DIY . Is it possible to disassemble the battery pack and change the cell inside ?

francois tremblay - Reply

Hi, please edit step 10. There a 4th ribbon has to be pulled.

Nevertheless a very good manual.

Steffen Bönisch - Reply

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