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Introduction

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

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    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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