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This guide provides instructions on how to upgrade or replace the hard drive in an Alienware M15x.

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  1. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the battery by sliding the latch to the left and pulling the battery up.

  2. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Compartment Door: step 2, image 1 of 2 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Compartment Door: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 4-mm screws that hold the compartment door to the rest of the computer using a PH#0 screwdriver tip.

  3. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the compartment door towards the front of the computer and lift.

  4. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use Phillips #1 screwdriver to loosen the four screws on the hard drive enclosure.

  5. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Once the screws are loosened use the "PULL" tab to remove the current hard drive from the computer.

  6. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four small screws indicated to remove the casing to the hard drive.

  7. Alienware M15x Hard Drive Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Now take off the SATA converter and then connect it to the drive you would like to replace it with.

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

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