Dell Alienware 15 R1 (P42F001) Bottom Base Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Bottom Base on your Alienware 15 R1 (P42F001) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 23 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Alienware 15 R1 (P42F001) Bottom Base.

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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Installation and Removal Instructions
Alienware 15 R1 (P42F001) Bottom Base

Loosen the screws.

Step 1

Loosen the screws. Remove the Access Door.Loosen the screws.
Unplug the battery cable.

Step 2

  • Unplug the battery cable.
Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.

Step 3

Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.
Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws.

Step 4

Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws.Remove the M.2 SSD.Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws.Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws.
Unplug the hard drive cable.

Step 5

Unplug the hard drive cable.Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.Remove the Hard Drive.Unplug the hard drive cable.
Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.

Step 6

  • Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.
  • Remove the bracket.
Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.Remove the bracket.
Unplug the antenna cables.

Step 7

Unplug the antenna cables.Remove the Wireless WLAN Card.
Unplug the cables.

Step 8

  • Unplug the cables.
  • Unplug the DC jack cable.
  • Unplug the left & right fan cables.
Unplug the cables.Unplug the DC jack cable.Unplug the left & right fan cables.Unplug the cables.
Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 10mm screws.

Step 9

  • Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 10mm screws.
  • Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 18mm screws.
  • Remove the 6 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.
  • Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 4mm screw under the memory.
Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 10mm screws.Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 18mm screws.Remove the 6 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 4mm screw under the memory.
Unsnap the palmrest using the push point.

Step 10

  • Unsnap the palmrest using the push point.
  • Lift the palmrest up.
Unsnap the palmrest using the push point.Lift the palmrest up.
Unplug the power button cable.

Step 11

  • Unplug the power button cable.
  • Remove the palmrest and keyboard.
Unplug the power button cable.Remove the palmrest and keyboard.Unplug the power button cable.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 10mm back hinge screws.

Step 12

  • Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 10mm back hinge screws.
Unplug the LCD cable.

Step 13

  • Unplug the LCD cable.
  • Unplug the camera cable.
  • Remove the antenna cables tape.
  • Loosen the antenna cables.
Unplug the LCD cable.Unplug the camera cable.Remove the antenna cables tape.Loosen the antenna cables.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 4mm hinge cover screws.

Step 14

Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 4mm hinge cover screws.Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 6mm hinge screws.Remove the LCD Display Assembly.
Unplug the cable.

Step 15

Unplug the cable.Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws.Remove the Front Tron Lights.
Unplug the speaker cable.

Step 16

  • Unplug the speaker cable.
  • Remove the speakers.
Unplug the speaker cable.Remove the speakers.
Unplug the cable.

Step 17

Unplug the cable.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm screw.Remove the USB Audio Circuit Board.Unplug the cable.
Remove the 6 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.

Step 18

Remove the 6 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.Remove the Motherboard.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.

Step 19

Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.Remove the bracket.Remove the DC Jack.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm right fan screws.

Step 20

Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm right fan screws.Remove the Right Cooling Fan.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm right fan screws.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm right fan screws.

Step 21

Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm right fan screws.Remove the Left Cooling Fan.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm right fan screws.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.

Step 22

Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.Remove the Battery.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.
The remaining piece is the Bottom Base.

Step 23

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