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Alienware M17x Motherboard Replacement

Replace the motherboard of your Alienware M17x to bring power back to your laptop or to regain use of broken components, such as USB ports.

  • Auteur: Mosier Locke
  • Geschatte tijd: 20 minuten
  • Moeilijkheid: Gemiddeld

If your laptop is incapable of performing routine tasks or recognizing when USB devices are plugged in, use this guide to remove and replace your motherboard.

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Stap 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

Remove the following screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver to free the motherboard from the rest of the internal components.

Stap 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Remove the following screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver to free the motherboard from the rest of the internal components.

  • A Magnetic Project Mat is recommended to keep track of screws and removed parts.

  • Twelve 5.5 mm Phillips #0 main frame screws.

  • Six 3.5 mm Phillips #0 fan screws.

  • Four 3.5 mm Phillips #0 internal compartment screws.

  • Eight 3.5 mm Phillips #0 Hard Drive screws.

  • Four 3.5 mm Phillips #0 CD Drive screws.

  • After removing the screws NOT marked in red, each corresponding component can be removed, but it is not recommended for this guide.

Stap 2  ¶ 

Flip the laptop over so that the Alienware logo is facing the ceiling and open the lid exposing the screen and keyboard. Use a plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard from the base of the computer. Use a plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard from the base of the computer.

Stap 2  ¶ 

  • Flip the laptop over so that the Alienware logo is facing the ceiling and open the lid exposing the screen and keyboard.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard from the base of the computer.

Stap 3  ¶ 

Remove five 3.5 mm Phillips #0 screws from the motherboard.

Stap 3  ¶ 

  • Remove five 3.5 mm Phillips #0 screws from the motherboard.

  • Unplug the consumer IR cables on the consumer IR board using a plastic opening tool.

  • Lift the motherboard at an angle and remove it from the computer base.