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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Remove the plug from the Hard Drive.
  • Remove the plug from the Hard Drive.

Lift the Hard Drive out.
  • Lift the Hard Drive out.

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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.

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

Pull up to slide the cover off.
  • Pull up to slide the cover off.

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

Release the tabs on each side of the chip by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.
  • 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.

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.

Remove the M.2 chip by removing and unscrewing the bottom Phillips screw.
  • 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.

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

Pull the three ribbons up to remove them. Pull the three ribbons up to remove them.
  • Pull the three ribbons up to remove them.

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

Flip over laptop and use spudger to open keyboard.
  • Flip over laptop and use spudger to open keyboard.

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

Unplug the wires from the motherboard. Unplug the wires from the motherboard. Unplug the wires from the motherboard.
  • Unplug the wires from the motherboard.

Lift out battery pack.
  • Lift out battery pack.

Conclusion

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

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