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Dell Alienware M17x - GAMING LATTOP Service Manual

Dell Alienware M17x - GAMING LATTOP Service Manual (118 pages)

Service Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 14.98 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1: Before You Begin6................................................................................................................................................................
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 Drive(s)15................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive(s)17................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive(s)19................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5: Processor Thermal Fan20................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Thermal Fan22................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor Thermal Fan22................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: Coin-cell Battery23................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery25................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery25................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7: Memory Module(s)26................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Memory Module(s)28................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Memory Module(s)29................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 8: Center Control Cover31................................................................................................................................................................
Center Control Cover32................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Center Control Cover33................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Center Control Cover35................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 9: Keyboard36................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard38................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard39................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 10: Palm Rest40................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest41................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Palm Rest42................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Palm Rest44................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 11: Brackets45................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Brackets47................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Brackets47................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 12: Magnesium Cover48................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Magnesium Cover50................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Magnesium Cover52................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 13: Display53................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Assembly55................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Assembly56................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Back Cover57................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Back Cover59................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Alienhead Board60................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Alienhead Board61................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 14: Input/output Board62................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Input/output Board64................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Input/output Board66................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 15: Optical Drive67................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive68................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive69................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive71................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 16: Wireless Mini-card(s)72................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Mini-card(s)74................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Mini-card(s)76................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 17: Processor Heat Sink77................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Heat Sink78................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Heat Sink79................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor Heat Sink80................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 18: Processor81................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor83................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor84................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 19: Graphics Card(s)85................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Graphics Card(s)87................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Graphics Card(s)89................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 20: Graphics Card Fan(s)90................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Graphics Card Fan(s)92................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Graphics Card Fan(s)93................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 21: Graphics Card Blank94................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Graphics Card Blank96................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Graphics Card Blank97................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 22: System Board98................................................................................................................................................................
System Board99................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board100................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The System Board102................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 23: Speakers103................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Speakers105................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Speakers105................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 24: Consumer Ir Board106................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Consumer Ir Board108................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Consumer Ir Board108................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 25: Battery Latch Assembly109................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Latch Assembly110................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery Latch Assembly111................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Latch Assembly111................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 26: Bios112................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring The Bios113................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios118................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Alienware M17x - GAMING LATTOP Service Manual

Dell Alienware M17x - GAMING LATTOP Service Manual (104 pages)

Service Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 18.3 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 Drive(s)15................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive(s)17................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive(s)19................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5: Processor Thermal Fan20................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Thermal Fan22................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor Thermal Fan22................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: Coin-cell Battery23................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery25................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery25................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7: Memory Module(s)26................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Memory Module(s)28................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Memory Module(s)29................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 8: Center Control Cover31................................................................................................................................................................
Center Control Cover32................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Center Control Cover33................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Center Control Cover35................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 9: Keyboard36................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard38................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard39................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 10: Palm Rest40................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest41................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Palm Rest42................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Palm Rest44................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 11: Brackets45................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Brackets47................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Brackets47................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 12: Magnesium Cover48................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Magnesium Cover50................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Magnesium Cover51................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 13: Display52................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Assembly53................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Assembly55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Back Cover56................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Back Cover58................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Alienhead Board59................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Alienhead Board60................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 14: Input/output Board61................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Input/output Board62................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Input/output Board64................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 15: Optical Drive65................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive66................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive68................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 16: Wireless Mini-card(s)69................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Mini-card(s)71................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Mini-card(s)73................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 17: Processor Heat Sink74................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Heat Sink75................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Heat Sink76................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor Heat Sink77................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 18: Graphics Card(s)78................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Graphics Card(s)80................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Graphics Card(s)81................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 19: Graphics Card Fan(s)82................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Graphics Card Fan(s)84................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Graphics Card Fan(s)85................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 20: Graphics Card Blank86................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Graphics Card Blank88................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Graphics Card Blank88................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 21: System Board89................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board90................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The System Board92................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 22: Speakers93................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Speakers95................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Speakers95................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 23: Consumer Ir Board96................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Consumer Ir Board98................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Consumer Ir Board98................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 24: Battery Latch Assembly99................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Latch Assembly100................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery Latch Assembly101................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Latch Assembly101................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 25: Flashing The Bios102................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios From A Cd103................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios From The Hard Drive104................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Alienware M17x - GAMING LATTOP Product Manual

Dell Alienware M17x - GAMING LATTOP Product Manual (92 pages)

Dell Laptop Product Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 5.81 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction5................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Notebook6................................................................................................................................................................
Before Setting Up Your Notebook6................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Alienware Mobile7................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2: Getting To Know Your Notebook9................................................................................................................................................................
Examining Your Notebook10................................................................................................................................................................
Front View Features11................................................................................................................................................................
Back View Features11................................................................................................................................................................
Left View Features12................................................................................................................................................................
Right View Features12................................................................................................................................................................
Top View Features13................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View Features13................................................................................................................................................................
Status Leds14................................................................................................................................................................
Power Button14................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Controls15................................................................................................................................................................
Function Keys15................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Pack17................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Maintenance18................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management19................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3: Connecting Devices20................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting External Displays21................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Printers23................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Usb Devices23................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Firewire (ieee 1394) Devices23................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4: Using Your Notebook24................................................................................................................................................................
Alienware Command Center24................................................................................................................................................................
Stealth Mode25................................................................................................................................................................
Using Removable Media And Cards25................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Optical Drive25................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Integrated Webcam25................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Wireless Control25................................................................................................................................................................
Working With Raid26................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring The Bios27................................................................................................................................................................
Components32................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin33................................................................................................................................................................
Upgrading/replacing Memory34................................................................................................................................................................
Upgrading/replacing Hard Drives37................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting40................................................................................................................................................................
Basic Hints And Tips40................................................................................................................................................................
Backup And General Maintenance41................................................................................................................................................................
Software Diagnostic Tools42................................................................................................................................................................
Answers To Common Problems44................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7: System Recovery51................................................................................................................................................................
Alienrespawn V2 .052................................................................................................................................................................
Recovery Options52................................................................................................................................................................
Password Protection53................................................................................................................................................................
Alienrespawn V2 .0 Disc54................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 8: Basic Specifications55................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A: General And Electrical Safety Precautions58................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Information60................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix C: Warranty And Support Information74................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix D: Dell Software License Agreement88................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix E: Contacting Alienware90................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix F: Important Information91................................................................................................................................................................

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