Dell Alienware M17xR4 Graphics Card Heatsink Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Graphics Card Heatsink on your Alienware M17xR4 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 M17xR4 Graphics Card Heatsink.

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 M17xR4 Graphics Card Heatsink

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Alienware M17xR4 Graphics Card Heatsink

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.
Unplug the cable.

Step 3

  • Loosen the screws.(3 - M2 x 3mm)
  • Unplug the cable.
Unplug the cable.Loosen the screws.
Remove the GPU cooling fan.

Step 4

  • Remove the GPU cooling fan.
Remove the GPU cooling fan.Remove the GPU cooling fan.
Remove the heatsink.

Step 5

  • Loosen the captive screws.(4 - M2 x 3mm)
  • Remove the heatsink.
Remove the heatsink.Loosen the captive screws.Loosen the captive screws.

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