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Introduction

In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to replace the Dell Alienware 13 R2's base panel.

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  1. WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer For more safety best practices, see the regulatory compliance home page.
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer For more safety best practices, see the regulatory compliance home page.

    • Close the display and turn the computer over.

  2. Loosen the captive screws that secure the base panel to the computer  base.
    • Loosen the captive screws that secure the base panel to the computer base.

  3. Using a plastic scribe, gently release the tabs that secure the base panel to  the computer base.
    • Using a plastic scribe, gently release the tabs that secure the base panel to the computer base.

  4. Disconnect the battery cable from the battery-cable connector. Turn the computer over.
    • Disconnect the battery cable from the battery-cable connector.

    • Turn the computer over.

  5. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds to ground the system  board.
    • Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds to ground the system board.

    • Connect the battery cable to the battery-cable connector.

  6. Align the tabs on the base panel with the slots on the computer base and  snap the base panel into place.
    • Align the tabs on the base panel with the slots on the computer base and snap the base panel into place.

  7. Tighten the captive screws that secure the base panel to the computer  base.
    • Tighten the captive screws that secure the base panel to the computer base.

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