Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the display for your Alienware 17 R3 laptop. Ensure you have all the necessary tools before starting.

  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.

    • Flip the computer upside down.

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

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

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  5. 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.

  6. Using the plastic opening tool, pull display casing away from main body.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, pull display casing away from main body.

  7. Unscrew and remove the two 2mm Phillips screws from the bottom of the display.
    • Unscrew and remove the two 2mm Phillips screws from the bottom of the display.

  8. Disconnect plugs connecting the display to the main body.
    • Disconnect plugs connecting the display to the main body.

  9. Lift display out.
    • Lift display out.

Conclusion

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

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