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Dell Aurora R7 Installation Manual

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Aurora R6/R7
U.2 Solid-State Drive
Installation Guide
Computer Model: Alienware Aurora R7
Regulatory Model: D23M
Regulatory Type: D23M001

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  • Page 1 Aurora R6/R7 U.2 Solid-State Drive Installation Guide Computer Model: Alienware Aurora R7 Regulatory Model: D23M Regulatory Type: D23M001...
  • Page 2 A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. © 2018 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Before working inside your computer......................4 Before you begin ................................4 Safety instructions................................4 Recommended tools................................5 2 Installing the U.2 solid-state drive........................6 3 After working inside your computer......................15 4 Getting help and contacting Alienware......................16 Self-help resources................................16 Contacting Alienware...............................
  • Page 4: Before Working Inside Your Computer

    You should only perform troubleshooting and repairs as authorized or directed by the Dell technical assistance team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. See the safety instructions that shipped with the product or at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
  • Page 5: Recommended Tools

    CAUTION: Press and eject any installed card from the media-card reader. Recommended tools The procedures in this document may require the following tools: • Philips screwdriver #1 • Flat-head screwdriver • Plastic scribe Before working inside your computer...
  • Page 6: Installing The U.2 Solid-state Drive

    Installing the U.2 solid-state drive NOTE: Ensure that you remove the security cable and security screw from the security-cable slot—if applicable. Remove the screw (#6-32 X 1/2") that secures the side-panel release latch to the chassis. Pull the side-panel release latch. Release the left-side cover away from the chassis and then lift it from the computer.
  • Page 7 Figure 2. Removing the hard drive data cable power cable hard-drive cage release tabs hard-drive carrier Place the U.2 solid-state drive in the hard-drive carrier and align the tabs on the carrier with the slots on the U.2 solid-state drive. Figure 3.
  • Page 8 U.2 solid-state drive Slide the U.2 solid-state drive assembly into the hard-drive cage until it snaps into place. Figure 4. U.2 solid-state drive assembly solid-state drive assembly chassis Slide the power-supply unit cage release latches towards the unlock position. Figure 5. Sliding the power-supply unit cage release latches power-supply unit chassis power-supply unit cage release cage latches (2)
  • Page 9 Figure 6. Rotating the power-supply unit power-supply unit cage graphics-card bracket chassis Rotate the power-supply unit cage away from the chassis. Installing the U.2 solid-state drive...
  • Page 10 Figure 7. Rotating the power-supply unit power-supply unit Lift to release the graphics-card bracket from the chassis. Installing the U.2 solid-state drive...
  • Page 11 Figure 8. Removing the graphics card graphics-card bracket graphics card Press the releasing clip on the power-cable connectors and disconnect the power cables from the graphics card. Push the securing tab on the PCIe slot away from the graphics card, grasp the card by its top corner, and ease it out of the slot. Installing the U.2 solid-state drive...
  • Page 12 Figure 9. Removing the graphics card power cables releasing clips (2) graphics card securing tab Slide the fan cable and the data and power cable through the power-supply unit cage. Connect the fan cable to the system board. Connect the power cable to the power-supply unit. Connect the data cable to the connector on the solid-state drive adapter.
  • Page 13 Figure 10. Connecting the cables solid-state drive slot screw data cable solid-state drive adapter power cable fan cable 20 Align the graphics card with the slot on the system board. Place the graphics card into the slot and press down firmly until the graphics card snaps into place. 22 Connect the power cables to the graphics card.
  • Page 14 Figure 11. Connecting the power cable chassis power cable 26 Place the computer in an upright position. 27 Align the tabs on the left-side cover with the slots on the chassis. 28 Snap the left-side cover to lock it in place. Figure 12.
  • Page 15: After Working Inside Your Computer

    After working inside your computer CAUTION: Leaving stray or loose screws inside your computer may severely damage your computer. Replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside your computer. Connect any external devices, peripherals, or cables you removed before working on your computer. Replace any media cards, discs, or any other parts that you removed before working on your computer.
  • Page 16: Getting Help And Contacting Alienware

    Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your country. NOTE: If you do not have an active internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. Getting help and contacting Alienware...

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