Dell Alienware M17x R4 Owner's Manual

Dell Alienware M17x R4 Manual

Dell Alienware M17x R4 manual table of contents:

  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    Alienware M17x R4 Owner's Manual Computer model: M17x R4 Regulatory model: P11E Regulatory type: P11E002
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ...A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed. WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for ... trademarks of Dell Inc.; Alienware® is a registered trademark of Alienware Corporation; Bluetooth® is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc....
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... Instructions ...Recommended Tools... 2 3 4 After Working Inside Your Computer Removing the Battery Pack . Procedure ... 11 12 12 Replacing the Battery Pack . Procedure ...Postrequsites 13 ...-Cell Battery Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 17 17 17 9 Removing the Hard Drive(s) . Prerequsites ...
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    10 Replacing the Hard Drive(s) . Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 21 21 21 ... 11 Removing the Memory Module(s) ...22 Prerequsites Procedure ... 22 22 12 Replacing the Memory Module(s) ...24 Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 24 25 13 Removing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan Prerequsites Procedure...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    18 Replacing the Graphics-Card Assembly Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 34 34 34 19 Removing the Processor Heat-Sink Prerequsites Procedure ...Removing the Processor Module Prerequsites Procedure ... 38 38 38 22 Replacing the Processor Module ...40 Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 40 40 23 ...
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    26 Replacing the Keyboard . Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 48 48 48 ... 27 Removing the Mini-... Prerequsites Procedure . . 49 49 50 ... 28 Replacing the Mini-Card Procedure ...Postrequsites 51 ...Prerequsites Procedure ... 53 53 53 30 Replacing the WirelessHD Card Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 54 ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Procedure . . 67 67 67 ... 40 Replacing the Bluetooth Card . Procedure ...Postrequsites 69 69 69 ... 41 Removing the Speakers Prerequsites Procedure . . 70 70 70 ... 42 Replacing the Speakers . Procedure . 72 72 | ... Contents 7
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... the Optical Drive Prerequsites Procedure . . 73 73 73 ... 44 Replacing the Optical Drive Procedure ...Postrequsites 76 76 76 ... 45 Removing the ... Procedure . . 77 77 78 ... 46 Replacing the System Board . Procedure ...Postrequsites ...Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS 79 79 79 80 ... 47 ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...and ensure your personal safety. WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety ... cover or panels. After you finish working inside the computer, replace all covers, panels, and... source. CAUTION: To avoid damaging the computer, ensure that the work surface is flat and clean. CAUTION: ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ..., such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface ... a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have .... CAUTION: Press and eject any installed card from the 8-in-1 Media Card Reader. Recommended ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... • • • After Working Inside Your Computer After you complete replacement procedures, ensure the following: ..., and any other part(s) you removed before working on your computer Connect your computer and all .... Failure to do so may damage your computer. After Working Inside Your Computer | 11
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    3 Procedure 1 2 Removing the Battery Pack WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that ... safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Slide the battery latch to the unlock position as shown. The ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    4 Procedure Replacing the Battery Pack WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the... avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this particular Alienware computer. Align the tabs on... in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. Replacing the Battery Pack | 13
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Procedure 1 2 Remove the screws that ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...secure the compartment door to the computer base. Postrequsites 1 2 Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. Replacing the Compartment Door |...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    7 1 2 Removing the Coin-Cell Battery WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that ... best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    8 Procedure 1 2 Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety .... Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery | 17
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal ... and Connected Devices" on page 9. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is On or in Sleep .... Exercise care when handling the hard drive. Prerequsites 1 2 Remove the battery pack. See "Removing ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    Primary hard-drive assembly 1 2 1 captive screws (3) 2 primary hard-drive assembly Secondary hard-drive assembly 2 1 1 captive screws (3) 2 secondary hard-drive assembly Removing the Hard Drive(s) | 19
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... interposer hard drive 2 4 screws (4) hard-drive bracket CAUTION: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions that shipped with ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive. NOTE: Dell or Alienware does not guarantee compatibility or provide support... Dell. NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell or Alienware, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    11 Removing the Memory Module(s) WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read ... Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer supports up to four memory module ...DIMM 4 by removing the memory-module cover on top of the palm rest assembly. Prerequsites 1 2 Remove the battery...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory-module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory module securing clips. 3 Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory-module connector until the memory module pops up. 1 3 2 1 3 ...
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    ... Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell or Alienware are covered under your computer warranty. NOTE: If you purchased a dual... of the palm rest assembly. Procedure NOTE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. As the computer boots, it detects the...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    13 Removing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped... Ensure that it has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it. Prerequsites 1 2 Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack"...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Procedure 1 2 3 Disconnect the graphics-card heat sink fan cable from the connector on the system board. ...-card heat sink fan along with the cable away from the computer base. 3 2 1 1 3 graphics-card heat ... graphics-card heat sink fan 2 captive screws (3) Removing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    14 Procedure 1 2 3 Replacing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety... Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    15 Removing the Processor Heat-Sink Fan WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information ... Ensure that it has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it. Prerequsites 1 2 Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove the compartment door....
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Procedure 1 2 3 Disconnect the processor heat-sink fan cable from the connector on the system board. Loosen ... screws that secure the processor heat-sink fan to the chassis. Lift the processor heat-sink... away from the chassis. 1 2 3 1 3 processor heat-sink fan cable captive screws (3) 2 processor heat...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. Replacing the Processor Heat-Sink Fan...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    17 Removing the Graphics-Card Assembly WARNING: Before working inside your computer, ..., see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The graphics-card assembly may ... sufficient time to cool before you touch it. Prerequsites 1 2 3 Remove the battery pack. See ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Procedure 1 2 Remove the screws that secure the graphics-card assembly to the system board. Lift and slide the graphics-card assembly to disconnect it from the connector on the system board. 2 1 1 graphics-card assembly 2 screws (2) Removing the Graphics-Card Assembly | 33
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. 34 | Replacing the Graphics-Card ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... processor heat-sink from the computer when the heat sink is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the processor heat-sink. Prerequsites 1 2 3 Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove the compartment door. See "Removing the Compartment Door" on page ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Procedure 1 2 In sequential order (indicated on the processor heat-sink), loosen the captive screws that secure the processor heat-sink to the system board. Lift the processor heat-sink at an angle toward the front of the computer and out of the computer base. 2 1 1 processor heat-sink 2 ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. Replacing the Processor Heat-Sink | ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ..."Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove the compartment door. See "Removing the Compartment Door"...stop. CAUTION: To ensure maximum cooling for the processor module, do not touch the heat transfer ...module, lift the module straight up. Be careful not to bend the pins on the processor module. 38...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    2 Lift the processor module from the ZIF socket. 2 1 1 ZIF socket 2 ZIF-socket cam screw Removing the Processor Module | 39
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. NOTE: If a new processor module is installed, you will receive a new thermal-cooling assembly, which will ... the compartment door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove the compartment door. See "Removing ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    3 Gently pry the center control cover from the back of the computer and then ease the tabs on the center control cover out of the slots on the palm rest assembly. 1 1 center control cover CAUTION: Be extremely careful when removing and handling the center control cover. Failure to do so could ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    1 1 media control keys cable Removing the Center Control Cover | 43
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    24 Procedure 1 2 3 4 Replacing the Center Control Cover WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with... 2 Replace the compartment door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove the compartment door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15....
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    1 2 1 4 screws (5) 2 keyboard Lift the release latches on the connectors on the system board and disconnect the keyboard cable and backlit keyboard cable. 46 | Removing the Keyboard
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    5 Lift the keyboard off the palm rest assembly. 1 2 1 keyboard cable 2 backlit keyboard cable Removing the Keyboard | 47
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. 48 | Replacing the Keyboard
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... the configuration of the computer when it was sold, the Mini-Card slot may or may not have a Mini-Card installed. Prerequsites 1 2 3 4 Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove the compartment door. See "Removing...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...3 screw Mini-Card 2 antenna cables (2) Lift the Mini-Card out of the connector on the system board. CAUTION: When the Mini-Card is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. For more information, see "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety information that...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Dell or Alienware does not guarantee compatibility or...-Cards from sources other than Dell or Alienware. Your computer supports one half Mini-Card...Card slot may or may not have a Mini-Card installed. Procedure 1 Remove the new ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. ... a Mini-card from a source other than Dell or Alienware, you must install the appropriate drivers and utilities. 52 | Replacing the Mini-Card
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. If you ordered a wirelessHD card with your computer, the card is already installed. Prerequsites 1 2 3 4 Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. 54 | Replacing the WirelessHD Card
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove the compartment door. See "Removing ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... 41. Replace the compartment door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 48. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. 56 | ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove the compartment door. See "Removing ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    4 5 3 2 1 1 3 5 5 6 wirelessHD card cable captive screws (2) infrared cable 2 4 display cable camera cable Remove the screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base. Lift the display assembly off the computer. 58 | Removing the Display Assembly
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    1 2 1 display assembly 2 screws (6) Removing the Display Assembly | 59
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. 60 | Replacing the Display Assembly
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove the compartment door. See "Removing ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    1 2 3 1 3 screws (2) status light board cable 2 status light board 62 | Removing the Status Light Board
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. Replacing the Status Light Board | ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove any installed card or blank from the 9-in-1 Media Card Reader. Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove the ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    7 8 9 Remove the power button board. See "Removing the Power Button Board" on page 55. Remove the display assembly. See "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 57. Remove the status light board. See "Removing the Status Light Board" on page 61. Procedure 1 2 3 Disconnect the touch pad cable, LVDS...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    38 Procedure 1 2 3 Replacing the Palm Rest Assembly WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read... the compartment door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Replace any cards or blank that you removed from the ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. If you ordered a card with Bluetooth wireless technology with your computer, it is already installed. Prerequsites 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    3 1 2 1 3 Bluetooth-card cable screw 2 Bluetooth card 68 | Removing the Bluetooth Card
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. Replacing the Bluetooth Card | 69
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    41 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Removing the Speakers WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped ... practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    3 2 1 1 3 speakers (2) speakers cable 2 screws (4) Removing the Speakers | 71
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. 72 | Replacing the Speakers
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    43 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Removing the Optical Drive WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that ... practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    1 1 3 4 optical-drive cable optical drive 2 2 3 screws (2) Remove the screws that secure the optical-drive bracket to the optical drive. 3 2 1 1 3 optical drive screws (5) 2 optical-drive bracket 74 | Removing the Optical Drive
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    5 Disconnect the interposer from the optical drive. 1 1 interposer Removing the Optical Drive | 75
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. 76 | Replacing the Optical Drive
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... 17 18 Remove any installed card or blank from the 9-in-1 Media Card Reader. Remove the battery pack. See "... hard drive(s). See "Removing the Hard Drive(s)" on page 18. Remove the coin-cell battery. See "Removing the Coin-Cell Battery" on page 16. Remove the memory module(s). See "Removing the Memory...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...See "Removing the Bluetooth Card" on page 67. Remove the speakers. See "Removing the Speakers" on page 70. Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 3 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on page 73. Procedure 1 2 Remove the screws that ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Follow the instructions from step 3 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 76. Replace the speakers. See "Replacing the ...-sink fan. See "Replacing the Processor Heat-Sink Fan" on page 31. Replace the graphics-card assembly. See "Replacing the Graphics-...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...-cell battery. See "Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery" on page 17. Replace the hard drive(s). See "Replacing ...80. Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS 1 2 3 4 Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly. Turn on the computer. Press during POST to enter...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... or remove any hardware in your laptop. Set or change a user-selectable option. View the installed amount of memory or set the type of hard drive installed. Before you use System Setup, it is recommended that you write down the current System Setup ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...Setup Options NOTE: Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this section may not appear, or may not appear exactly as listed. Main Menu System Time (hh:mm:ss) System Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Alienware Service Tag BIOS Version EC Version ME version CPU CPU Frequency ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    .... Disabling this feature may improve performance, but will greatly reduce battery life. Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization technology. ... during POST. NOTE: You cannot boot any type of USB device (floppy, hard drive, or memory key) when this option is off. Allows you to enable ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... SATA is configured for RAID mode. Displays the installed primary SATA hard drive model. Displays the installed secondary SATA hard drive model. • Allows you to choose if the computer ... you use AC adapters that are not supported by your computer. Enabled: BIOS will detect unsupported AC...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... immediately, temporarily, or permanently. Memory Overclocking Memory Override Support Allows you to enable ...support is disabled. • Enabled: Displays additional memory override support options. Allows you to increase... voltage. Allows you to set memory frequency. Allows you to configure different XMP...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...Disabled: The internal Bluetooth device is disabled and is not visible to the operating system. Enabled: The internal... Supervisor Password User Password Set Service Tag Allows you to enable or disable... is present. Displays a field to input the Service Tag manually when the Service Tag is absent. Set...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Boot Menu Use the up- or down- arrow keys to change the boot device priority. You can choose from: Hard Drive USB Storage CD/DVD/BD Removal Devices Network Exit Menu Exit Saving Changes Save Change Without Exit Exit Discarding Changes Allows you to exit...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... the computer. Go to support.dell.com/support/downloads. Locate the BIOS update file for your computer: NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is ... Submit and proceed to step 4. Select one of the following options: If you do not have your computer's Service Tag or Express Service Code: • • •...



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