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.

Image 1/1: Disconnect the charging cable from the computer.
  • 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 to slide the cover off.

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

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Image 1/1: After the RAM chip has popped up, pull it straight out of its socket.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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