Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the RAM 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.

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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.

Conclusion

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

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