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Introduction

This guide provides instructions on how to upgrade or replace the hard drive in an Alienware M15x.

  1. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the battery by sliding the latch to the left and pulling the battery up.

  2. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Compartment Door: step 2, image 1 of 2 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Compartment Door: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 4-mm screws that hold the compartment door to the rest of the computer using a PH#0 screwdriver tip.

  3. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the compartment door towards the front of the computer and lift.

  4. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use Phillips #1 screwdriver to loosen the four screws on the hard drive enclosure.

  5. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Once the screws are loosened use the "PULL" tab to remove the current hard drive from the computer.

  6. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four small screws indicated to remove the casing to the hard drive.

  7. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Now take off the SATA converter and then connect it to the drive you would like to replace it with.

Conclusion

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

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