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Dell Alienware 14 Secondary Hard Drive Replacement

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Follow this guide to replace the hard drive for the Dell Alienware 14.

In this guide, we will show you how to remove and replace the secondary hard drive.

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Schritt 1 Remove the Screws  ¶ 

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. CAUTION:  To avoid data loss, do not remove the hard drive while the  computer is On or in Sleep state.

Schritt 1 Remove the Screws  ¶ 

  • 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.

  • CAUTION: To avoid data loss, do not remove the hard drive while the computer is On or in Sleep state.

  • CAUTION: Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.

  • NOTE: The secondary hard-drive or solid-state drive is optional and can be installed in the optical drive bay.

  • Remove the screws that secure the secondary hard-drive assembly to the computer base.

Schritt 2 Lifting the Secondary Hard-Drive  ¶ 

Carefully lift the secondary hard-drive assembly and then lift the latches to release  the secondary hard-drive cable from the system-board connector. Carefully lift the secondary hard-drive assembly and then lift the latches to release  the secondary hard-drive cable from the system-board connector. Carefully lift the secondary hard-drive assembly and then lift the latches to release  the secondary hard-drive cable from the system-board connector.

Schritt 2 Lifting the Secondary Hard-Drive  ¶ 

  • Carefully lift the secondary hard-drive assembly and then lift the latches to release the secondary hard-drive cable from the system-board connector.

Schritt 3 Lifting the Hard Drive  ¶ 

Lift the secondary hard-drive assembly off the computer base.

Schritt 3 Lifting the Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Lift the secondary hard-drive assembly off the computer base.

Schritt 4 Turn the Assembly Over  ¶ 

Turn the secondary hard-drive assembly over.

Schritt 4 Turn the Assembly Over  ¶ 

  • Turn the secondary hard-drive assembly over.

Schritt 5 Remove the Screw  ¶ 

Remove the screw that secures the secondary hard-drive assembly to the main  bracket.

Schritt 5 Remove the Screw  ¶ 

  • Remove the screw that secures the secondary hard-drive assembly to the main bracket.

Schritt 6 Remove the Screws  ¶ 

Remove the screws that secure the secondary hard-drive to the secondary  hard-drive bracket.

Schritt 6 Remove the Screws  ¶ 

  • Remove the screws that secure the secondary hard-drive to the secondary hard-drive bracket.

Schritt 7 Slide and Lift the Hard-Drive  ¶ 

Slide and lift the secondary hard-drive  off the secondary hard-drive bracket. Slide and lift the secondary hard-drive  off the secondary hard-drive bracket.

Schritt 7 Slide and Lift the Hard-Drive  ¶ 

  • Slide and lift the secondary hard-drive off the secondary hard-drive bracket.

Schritt 8 Disconnect the Interposer  ¶ 

Disconnect the interposer from the secondary hard-drive connector. Disconnect the interposer from the secondary hard-drive connector.

Schritt 8 Disconnect the Interposer  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the interposer from the secondary hard-drive connector.

Schritt 9 Connect the Interposer  ¶ 

Connect the interposer to the secondary hard-drive connector.

Schritt 9 Connect the Interposer  ¶ 

  • Connect the interposer to the secondary hard-drive connector.

Schritt 10 Placing the Secondary Hard-Drive  ¶ 

Place the NEW secondary hard-drive in  the secondary hard-drive bracket.

Schritt 10 Placing the Secondary Hard-Drive  ¶ 

  • Place the NEW secondary hard-drive in the secondary hard-drive bracket.

Schritt 11 Align the Screw Holes  ¶ 

Align the screw holes on the secondary hard-drive with the screw holes on the  secondary hard-drive bracket.

Schritt 11 Align the Screw Holes  ¶ 

  • Align the screw holes on the secondary hard-drive with the screw holes on the secondary hard-drive bracket.

Schritt 12 Replace the Screws  ¶ 

Replace the screws that secure the secondary hard-drive to the secondary hard-drive  bracket.

Schritt 12 Replace the Screws  ¶ 

  • Replace the screws that secure the secondary hard-drive to the secondary hard-drive bracket.

Schritt 13 Align the Screw Hole  ¶ 

Align the screw hole on the secondary hard-drive assembly with the screw hole on  the main bracket.

Schritt 13 Align the Screw Hole  ¶ 

  • Align the screw hole on the secondary hard-drive assembly with the screw hole on the main bracket.

Schritt 14 Replace the Screw  ¶ 

Replace the screw that secures the secondary hard-drive assembly to the main  bracket.

Schritt 14 Replace the Screw  ¶ 

  • Replace the screw that secures the secondary hard-drive assembly to the main bracket.

Schritt 15 Turn the Hard-Drive Assembly Over  ¶ 

Turn the secondary hard-drive assembly over.

Schritt 15 Turn the Hard-Drive Assembly Over  ¶ 

  • Turn the secondary hard-drive assembly over.

Schritt 16 Slide the Hard-Drive Cable  ¶ 

Slide the secondary hard-drive cable into the system-board connector and press down on the connector latches to secure the cable.

Schritt 16 Slide the Hard-Drive Cable  ¶ 

  • Slide the secondary hard-drive cable into the system-board connector and press down on the connector latches to secure the cable.

Schritt 17 Align the Screw Holes  ¶ 

Align the screw holes on the secondary hard-drive assembly with the screw holes on  the computer base.

Schritt 17 Align the Screw Holes  ¶ 

  • Align the screw holes on the secondary hard-drive assembly with the screw holes on the computer base.

Schritt 18 Replace the Screws  ¶ 

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Schritt 18 Replace the Screws  ¶ 

  • Replace the screws that secure the secondary hard-drive assembly to the computer base.