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In this guide, we will show you how to remove and replace the Hard-Drive.

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  1. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Turn the Computer: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer.

    • Turn the computer over.

  2. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Sliding the Battery: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the battery latch to the unlock position as shown.

  3. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Removing the Battery Pack: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • After the Battery Pack pops up, remove the Battery Pack.

  4. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Aligning the Battery Pack Tabs: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Align the battery pack tabs with the slots in the battery bay.

  5. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Pushing the Battery Pack: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Push the NEW battery pack into the battery bay until the battery pack clicks into place.

  6. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Loosen the Screws: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer.

    • WARNING: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.

    • Loosen the four captive screws that secure the hard-drive assembly.

  7. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Lifting the Hard-Drive Assembly: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Using the pull-tab, lift the hard-drive assembly out of the hard-drive bay.

  8. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Remove the Screws: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four screws that secure the hard drive to the hard-drive bracket.

  9. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Lifting the Hard Drive: step 9, image 1 of 2 Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Lifting the Hard Drive: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the hard drive out of the hard-drive bracket.

  10. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Disconnect the Interposer: step 10, image 1 of 2 Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Disconnect the Interposer: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect the interposer from the hard drive.

  11. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Connecting the Interposer: step 11, image 1 of 2 Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Connecting the Interposer: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Connect the interposer to the NEW hard drive.

  12. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Placing the Hard-Drive in the Bracket: step 12, image 1 of 2 Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Placing the Hard-Drive in the Bracket: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Place the hard drive in the hard-drive bracket.

  13. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Replace the Four Screws: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Replace the four screws that secure the hard drive to the hard-drive bracket.

  14. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Placing the Hard-Drive Assembly: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Place the hard-drive assembly in the hard-drive bay.

  15. Alienware M15x Hard-Drive Replacement, Aligning and Tightening the Screws: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Align and tighten the four captive screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the hard-drive bay.

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

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