Dell Alienware M17xR3 Secondary Hard Drive & Caddy Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Secondary Hard Drive & Caddy on your Alienware M17xR3 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 5 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Alienware M17xR3 Secondary Hard Drive & Caddy.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Alienware M17xR3 Secondary Hard Drive

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Alienware M17xR3 Secondary Hard Drive & Caddy

Lift the battery out of the laptop.

Step 1

  • Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.
  • Lift the battery out of the laptop.
Lift the battery out of the laptop.Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.
Slide the door down and remove it from the laptop.

Step 2

  • Remove the screws.(2 - M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Slide the door down and remove it from the laptop.
Slide the door down and remove it from the laptop.Remove the screws.Remove the screws.
Lift the hard drive out of the laptop.

Step 3

  • Loosen the hard drive screws.(3 - M2 x 3mm)
  • Lift the hard drive out of the laptop.
Lift the hard drive out of the laptop.Loosen the hard drive screws.Loosen the hard drive screws.
Remove the hard drive caddy screws on both sides of the hard drive.

Step 4

  • Remove the hard drive connector.
  • Remove the hard drive caddy screws on both sides of the hard drive.(4 - M3 x 3mm)
Remove the hard drive caddy screws on both sides of the hard drive.Remove the hard drive connector.Remove the hard drive connector.
Remove the hard drive caddy.

Step 5

  • Remove the hard drive caddy.

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