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.

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.

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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.

Conclusion

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

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