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  1. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Base Cover: Schritt 1, Bild 1 von 1
    • Use a PH1 screwdriver bit to remove the six M2.5x13 screws (2.4 mm) on the back of the laptop.

    • Use a PH1 screwdriver bit to loosen the one M2x3 screw (1.9 mm).

    • The M2x3 screw (1.9 mm) does not come out completely.

  2. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement: Schritt 2, Bild 1 von 2 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement: Schritt 2, Bild 2 von 2
    • Pull the base cover up to remove it.

    • If you are having trouble, insert a plastic opening tool into the divots along the laptop's edges to loosen.

    • Removing the cover may require some force.

  3. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Hard Disk Drive (HDD): Schritt 3, Bild 1 von 3 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Hard Disk Drive (HDD): Schritt 3, Bild 2 von 3 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Hard Disk Drive (HDD): Schritt 3, Bild 3 von 3
    • Disconnect the battery connector cable, located on the right side of the laptop, above the hard disk drive.

    • Once you have removed the cable, wait 5-10 minutes to allow the laptop to power down.

    • Failure to remove the battery connector cable properly may damage other parts of the laptop.

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    • Use a PH1 screwdriver bit to remove the four M2.5x5 screws (2.4 mm) on the hard disk drive.

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    • Gently lift the HDD cable to disconnect it from the laptop.

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    • Pull the hard drive up to remove.

  7. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, RAM: Schritt 7, Bild 1 von 3 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, RAM: Schritt 7, Bild 2 von 3 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, RAM: Schritt 7, Bild 3 von 3
    • Move the metal sidings outward to release the RAM card.

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    • Slide the RAM card out towards yourself to remove it.

    • Repeat the same step for the RAM card above.

    • Slide the RAM card out carefully to avoid damaging it.

  9. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Wi-Fi card: Schritt 9, Bild 1 von 1
    • Locate the WI-FI card.

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    • Peel back plastic cover of wi-fi card.

    • Use a PH1 screwdriver bit and remove the one M2x3 screw (1.9 mm)

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    • Gently undo the clips attached to the wi-fi card.

    • If the clip is not gently removed it is possible that the entire base will be torn off the wi-fi card. You will need to purchase a new wi-fi card if this occurs.

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    • Locate the cables that connect the wi-fi card.

    • Gently pull upwards to remove cables and slide the wi-fi card out from its slot.

  13. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Solid State Drive: Schritt 13, Bild 1 von 2 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Solid State Drive: Schritt 13, Bild 2 von 2
    • Remove the one M2x3 screw (1.9 mm) using a PH1 screwdriver bit

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    • Slide the solid state drive towards yourself to prevent damage to the card.

  15. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Fan Shroud: Schritt 15, Bild 1 von 3 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Fan Shroud: Schritt 15, Bild 2 von 3 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Fan Shroud: Schritt 15, Bild 3 von 3
    • Remove the two M2.5x7 screws (2.44 mm) located on the rear panel using a PH1 screwdriver bit.

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    • Insert the plastic opening tool under the fan shroud to slowly lift it up.

    • Repeat process on the middle and opposite side.

  17. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement: Schritt 17, Bild 1 von 2 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement: Schritt 17, Bild 2 von 2
    • Firmly lift the plastic opening tool and pull the fan shroud towards you.

    • This will take a large amount of force and will not come out easily the first time.

    • Careful not to tear out the piece causing damage to the fan shroud

  18. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Plastic Cover: Schritt 18, Bild 1 von 3 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Plastic Cover: Schritt 18, Bild 2 von 3 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement, Plastic Cover: Schritt 18, Bild 3 von 3
    • Unscrew the two M2x3 screws (1.9 mm) at the top right and top left of the laptop that hold the tron lights in place.

  19. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement: Schritt 19, Bild 1 von 2 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement: Schritt 19, Bild 2 von 2
    • Follow the wiring to unplug the tron lights.

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    • Remove the fourteen M2.5XL8' screws (2.4 mm) located in the plastic cover using the PH1 screwdriver.

  21. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement: Schritt 21, Bild 1 von 1
    • Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift the sides of the cover.

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    • Slowly lift up the plastic cover.

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    • Unscrew the four M2.5 screws (2.4 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver bit.

  24. Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement: Schritt 24, Bild 1 von 2 Alienware 17 R4 Battery Replacement: Schritt 24, Bild 2 von 2
    • Lift the battery up to remove it.

Abschluss

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

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Very good guide, just one error, step 11 comes first then step 10. You can't lift the card before remove the screw.

alex.afnet - Antwort

Great guide, no issues at all!

Glenn Bell - Antwort

First time I've cracked opened up a computer in decades. This step by step guide gave me the confidence I needed! Thank you so much. It took me longer, about two hours with stopping to label screws and things but everything is up and running again. I'm so happy!

Michelle - Antwort

I would not recommend disconnecting the wifi card. the connectors are tiny. if you screw up, best case you need a new wifi card, worst case you are going to need to replace the antenna, and that isn’t fun.

John Wohlwend - Antwort

After the battery replacement? do we need to do anything else for calibration so that the Alienware knows that it is a fresh battery and battery cycle ... as i have heard that you need to repeat 3X the process of discharging and charging for calibration. or can we just plug and play? I am getting a new battery for mine soon. Thanks =)

Yannick Docq - Antwort

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