Dell Alienware M15x Manuals

Manuals and User Guides for Dell Alienware M15x. We have 3 Dell Alienware M15x manuals available for free PDF download: Service Manual, Owner's Manual, Specifications

Dell Alienware M15x Service Manual

Dell Alienware M15x Service Manual (118 pages)

Service Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 19.3 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents2................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools7................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer7................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer8................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2: Battery Pack9................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Pack10................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery Pack11................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Pack11................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3: Compartment Door12................................................................................................................................................................
Compartment Door13................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Compartment Door14................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Compartment Door14................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4: Hard Drive15................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive16................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive17................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive18................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5: Memory Module(s)19................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Memory Module(s)21................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Memory Module(s)23................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: Coin-cell Battery25................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery27................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery27................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7: Center Control Cover28................................................................................................................................................................
Center Control Cover29................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Center Control Cover30................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Center Control Cover31................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 8: Keyboard32................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard34................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard35................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 9: Palm Rest36................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest37................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Palm Rest38................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Palm Rest39................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 10: Air Vents40................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Air Vents42................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Air Vents43................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 11: Wireless Mini-card(s)44................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Half Mini-card46................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Half Mini-card47................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Full Mini-card48................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Full Mini-card49................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 12: Processor Fan And Heat Sink Assembly50................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Fan And Heat Sink Assembly51................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Fan And Heat Sink Assembly52................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor Fan And Heat Sink Assembly54................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 13: Processor55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor57................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor58................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 14: Graphics Card Fan59................................................................................................................................................................
Graphics Card Fan60................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Graphics Card Fan61................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Graphics Card Fan62................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 15: Graphics Card Heat Sink63................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Graphics Card Heat Sink65................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Graphics Card Heat Sink66................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 16: Graphics Card67................................................................................................................................................................
Graphics Card68................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Graphics Card69................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Graphics Card70................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 17: Display71................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Assembly73................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Assembly75................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Hinge Cover76................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Hinge Cover76................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Panel77................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Panel78................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Alienhead Board79................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Alienhead Board80................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 18: Magnesium Cover81................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Magnesium Cover83................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Magnesium Cover85................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 19: Input/output Board86................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Input/output Board88................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Input/output Board89................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 20: Consumer Ir Board90................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Consumer Ir Board92................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Consumer Ir Board93................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 21: Optical Drive94................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive95................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive96................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive99................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 22: System Board100................................................................................................................................................................
System Board101................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board102................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The System Board104................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 23: Speakers105................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Speakers107................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Speakers107................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 24: Battery Latch Assembly108................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Latch Assembly109................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery Latch Assembly110................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Latch Assembly110................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 25: System Setup111................................................................................................................................................................
Overview112................................................................................................................................................................
Entering System Setup112................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Options113................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios118................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Alienware M15x Owner's Manual

Dell Alienware M15x Owner's Manual (75 pages)

Dell Laptop Owners Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 3.85 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction5................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Laptop7................................................................................................................................................................
Before Setting Up Your Laptop8................................................................................................................................................................
Connect The Ac Adapter9................................................................................................................................................................
Press The Power Button9................................................................................................................................................................
Connect The Network Cable (optional)10................................................................................................................................................................
Set Up Microsoft Windows10................................................................................................................................................................
Connect To The Internet (optional)10................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2: Getting To Know Your Laptop13................................................................................................................................................................
Front View Features14................................................................................................................................................................
Left View Features15................................................................................................................................................................
Right View Features16................................................................................................................................................................
Display Features17................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Base And Keyboard Features18................................................................................................................................................................
Status Lights19................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Controls19................................................................................................................................................................
Power Button20................................................................................................................................................................
Function Keys21................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Pack22................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management23................................................................................................................................................................
Reducing Power Consumption24................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3: Connecting Devices25................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting External Displays26................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting External Speakers27................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Printers28................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Usb Devices29................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Firewire (ieee 1394) Devices29................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4: Using Your Laptop31................................................................................................................................................................
Alienware Command Center32................................................................................................................................................................
Stealth Mode32................................................................................................................................................................
Using Removable Media And Cards32................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Optical Drive33................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Integrated Camera33................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Wireless Control33................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring The Bios34................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5: Installing Additional Or Replacement Components41................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin42................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Pack44................................................................................................................................................................
Upgrading Or Replacing Memory45................................................................................................................................................................
Upgrading Or Replacing The Hard Drive47................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting49................................................................................................................................................................
Basic Hints And Tips50................................................................................................................................................................
Backup And General Maintenance50................................................................................................................................................................
Software Diagnostic Tools51................................................................................................................................................................
Answers To Common Problems53................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7: System Recovery61................................................................................................................................................................
Alienrespawn V2 .062................................................................................................................................................................
Recovery Options62................................................................................................................................................................
Password Protection63................................................................................................................................................................
Alienrespawn V2 .0 Disc64................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Datasafe Local Backup65................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 8: Basic Specifications67................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A: General And Electrical Safety Precautions71................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix B: Contacting Alienware73................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix C: Important Information74................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Alienware M15x Specifications

Dell Alienware M15x Specifications (9 pages)

Comprehensive Specifications  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 0.2 MB

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