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Dell Alienware M18x Service Manual: Video-card Heat-sink Fan(s)

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  Video-Card Heat-Sink Fan(s)
Alienware M18x Service Manual 
  Removing the Video-Card Heat-Sink Fan(s)
  Replacing the Video-Card Heat-Sink Fan(s)
WARNING:
Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
WARNING:
The video-card assembly may be very hot during normal operation. Ensure that it has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.
 
CAUTION:
Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is
not covered by your warranty.
 
CAUTION:
To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal
surface (such as a connector on your computer).
 
CAUTION:
To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see
computer.
 Removing the Video-Card Heat-Sink Fan(s)
 
1. Follow the instructions in
Before You
 
2. Remove the battery pack (see
 
3. Remove the base cover (see
 
4. Disconnect the primary video-card heat-sink fan cable from the connector on the system board.
 
5. Remove the primary video-card heat-sink fan cable from the routing guides on the computer base.
 
6. Loosen the four captive screws that secure the primary video-card heat-sink fan to the computer base.
1
primary video-card heat-sink fan
3
primary video-card heat-sink fan cable connector
 
7. Disconnect the secondary video-card heat-sink fan cable from the connector on the system board.
 
8. Loosen the three captive screws that secure the secondary video-card heat-sink fan to the computer base.
Begin.
Removing the Battery
Pack).
Removing the Base
Cover).
2
captive screws (4)
Removing the Battery
Pack) before working inside the

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