Dell Alienware 13 Disassembly and SSD, RAM, HDD upgrade options

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Dell Alienware 13 to remove the bottom case, battery, RAM, hard drive, SSD, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard. Refer to this guide, you can upgrade, repair and clean your Alienware 13.

Repair Parts
Laptop Screen for Alienware 13
LCD Cable for Alienware 13 – 0G69HT, DC02C008O00
Keyboard for Alienware 13
Cooling fan for Alienware 13
AC Adapter for Alienware 13

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Remove two screws securing the service cover.

When the cover was removed, you can get access two RAM and a hard drive.

This Alienware 13 has two RAM slots and a HDD slot.

This Alienware 13 comes with two 4GB PC3L-12800S Micron RAM

Remove four screws securing the hard drive. Disconnect the cable from the motherboard.

Western Digital slim hard drive

Remove all screws securing the bottom case and remove another two screws.

Pry up and remove the palm rest.

Under the palm rest, you can access the battery, speaker, cooling fan and motherboard.

Disconnect the LCD cable from the motherboard.

Remove the screws securing the LCD hinges (left and right).

Now remove the LCD screen assembly.

Remove all screws securing the motherboard.

The Alienware 13 motherboard has been removed

Remove the screws securing the battery. The battery can be removed.

Alienware 13 comes with a 14.8v, 51wh Li-ion battery, Dell part number: 3V806.

In the next step, we will remove the heat sink.

Remove all screws securing the heat sink.

The heat sink and cooling fan assembly have been removed. The wireless card and dc power jack also can be removed.

Heat sink and cooling fan assembly

RJ45 port and USB port

DC power jack

Graphics card chip and Intel processor

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