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Alienware M14xR2 Optical Drive Replacement

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  1. Alienware M14xR2 Optical Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the computer off.

    • Disconnect the charging cable from the computer.

    • Failure to unplug the charging cable could result in electric shock and serious injury.

    • Flip the computer upside down.

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    • Loosen the two 6.35 mm size 1 Phillips screws on the back cover.

    • The two screws are spring loaded and will not separate from the cover.

    • Slide the back cover towards you and then lift upwards to remove.

  3. Alienware M14xR2 Optical Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Loosen the two 6.35 mm size 1 Philips screws attaching the battery to the laptop.

    • The two screws are clipped into the battery and will not detach.

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    • Pull up on the black tab on the battery to reveal the connection between the battery and laptop.

    • Pull up on the white connector to disconnect it from the laptop.

    • The battery is now free to remove from the laptop and can be set aside.

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    • Unscrew the four 6.35 mm size 1 screws.

    • Pull up on the end of the orange tab to detach it from the white connector.

    • Lift the optical drive up and out of the laptop and set it aside.

Conclusion

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

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