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This guide will show you how to replace your Hard Drive.

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  1. Alienware 17 R2 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Make sure the laptop is unplugged from any power source.

    • Put the laptop facing down on a hard surface.

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    • Unscrew the two 6mm screws on the bottom side of the laptop.

    • Lift up the back cover and slide towards you.

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    • Locate the Hard Drive

  4. Alienware 17 R2 Hard Drive Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the screws that connect the SSD Bay to the laptop

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    • Unscrew the three screws holding the hard drive

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    • Unscrew the four screws on the long sides of the hard drive casing

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    • Now that the hard drive casing is off, carefully unplug the hard drive from the laptop

    • Your hard drive has now been successfully removed from your device

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

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