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.

Image 1/1: Disconnect the charging cable from the computer.
  • 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.

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

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  • Pull up and slide the cover off.

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

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

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

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  • Remove the plug from the Hard Drive.

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  • Lift the Hard Drive out.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the charging cable from the computer.
  • 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.

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

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  • Pull up to slide the cover off.

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  • Unplug the black wire with the yellow tag to disconnect the battery from the RAM stick.

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Image 1/1: After the RAM chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.
  • Release the tabs on each side of the chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

  • After the RAM chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.

  • Repeat this process if a second RAM chip is installed.

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

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Image 1/1: After the M.2 chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.
  • Remove the M.2 chip by removing and unscrewing the bottom Phillips screw.

  • After the M.2 chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.

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

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  • Pull the three ribbons up to remove them.

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  • Remove the six 4mm Phillip screws on the side and the two 10mm Phillip screws on the top.

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  • Flip over laptop and use spudger to open keyboard.

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

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  • Unplug the wires from the motherboard.

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  • Lift out battery pack.

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Conclusion

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

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