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This guide will show the user how to replace broken or blown speakers on a Dell Alienware 13 laptop.

  1. Dell Alienware 13 Speakers Replacement, Base Panel: passo 1, immagine 1 di 1
    • Working on an electrical device while plugged in can cause injury due to electrical shock. Ensure that all external power is disconnected from the device.

    • Close the device and turn the device over.

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    • Remove (2) 5 mm Phillips head screws attaching the small access panel to the base using a Phillips # 1 screwdriver.

    • The (2) screws are attached to the base panel with retaining clips and won't completely detach from the panel.

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    • Remove the small access panel using a heavy duty spudger.

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    • Disconnect the battery cable from the battery cable terminal.

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    • Remove (4) 6 mm Phillips head screws from the solid-state metal drive bracket, using a Phillips # 1 screwdriver.

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    • Grab the pull tab to pivot the solid-state drive bracket upwards. Remove the bracket from the computer base.

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    • Using the pull tab, disconnect the black solid-state drive cable from the system board.

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    • Remove (2) 3 mm Phillips head screws, using a Phillips # 0 screwdriver, that connect the solid-state drive assembly to the computer base.

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    • Lift up on the solid-state drive assembly to remove it from the computer base.

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    • Locate two cables labeled, "KB Backlight" (orange) and "KB Membrane" (black). Lift up on the latches to disconnect the cables from the system board.

    • The latches that connect the cables to the system board are very delicate. Handle with care to avoid damaging them.

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    • Remove (8) 9 mm Phillips head screws using a Phillips # 1 screwdriver, that secures the palm-rest assembly to the computer base.

    • Remove (4) 8 mm Phillips head screws using a Phillips # 1 screwdriver.

    • Remove (2) 7 mm Phillips head screws using a Phillips # 1 screwdriver.

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    • Lift the computer base slightly towards you and push the release tabs on the palm-rest assembly until it pops out using a spudger.

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    • Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.

    • Using a plastic spudger, pry up along the edges of the palm-rest assembly.

    • Gently lift the palm-rest assembly.

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    • Lift the connector latch and disconnect the power-button board cable from the system board. Identified as a cable with a blue tab.

    • Lift the palm-rest assembly off the computer base.

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    • Open the display as far as possible.

    • Remove (2) 3 mm Phillips head screws, using a Phillips head #0 screwdriver, that secure the hinge caps to the display hinges.

    • Slide and lift the hinge caps off the display hinges.

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    • Close the display and turn the computer over.

    • Remove (1) 2 mm Phillips head screw, using a Phillips head # 0 screwdriver, that secures the wireless-card bracket to the wireless card.

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    • Disconnect the antenna cables from the wireless card using a heavy duty spudger. The wires can be removed by applying a force directed upward, away from the device.

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    • Turn the computer over and open the display.

    • Peel off the adhesive tapes that secure the antenna cables to the system board.

    • Make note of how the cables are routed before removing any cables from their routing guide.

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    • Lift the connector latch and disconnect the display cable from the system board.

    • Disconnect the logo-board cable from the system board.

    • Remove the antenna cables, display cable, and logo-board cable from the routing guides on the display hinges.

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    • Remove (4) 8 mm Phillips head screws, using a Phillips # 1 screwdriver, that secure the display assembly to the computer base.

    • Lift the display assembly off the computer base.

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    • Remove the (2) 6 mm Phillips head screws securing the power adapter port bracket with a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Lift and remove the power adapter port bracket.

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    • Lift up and remove the power adapter port from the computer base.

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    • Disconnect the speaker cable connector from the service board.

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    • Remove (3) 6 mm Phillips head screws securing the service board with a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Lift up on the service board assembly using a heavy duty spudger and slide the board towards the battery to remove from the base.

  25. Dell Alienware 13 Speakers Replacement, Battery: passo 25, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the speaker cable from the cable clip on the battery.

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    • Remove (2) 6 mm Phillips head screws securing the battery to the computer base with a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Lift up and remove the battery from the computer base.

    • Lithium can be explosive, especially when wet. Be careful when handling and disposing of lithium-ion batteries.

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    • After removing the battery, lift up on the speakers and wires to fully removed from the base panel.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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