How to Repair a Dell XPS M1730

Written by tiffany garden
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A Dell XPS M1730 is a 17-inch gaming laptop that has many high-powered components for the demanding processing and graphical power that computer games demand. If you need to repair the hardware on the Dell XPS M1730, you can disassemble the laptop and do replacements and repairs for many different components. Opening the laptop case may void your warranty, however, so check into this. or be prepared in the event that you lose your coverage, before you begin repairing the laptop on your own.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Phillips head screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn your Dell XPS M1730. Remove its power adaptor if you are plugged into the adaptor. Slide your battery latch into the release position and pull the battery out of your computer.

  2. 2

    Pull the wireless card out of the bay below your battery. Set it aside. (Replace it with a new one if that constitutes your full repair.) Remove the two screws to the right and left of your hard drive cover, indicated by a symbol on the panel. Loosen the drive bay screws and begin removing the hard drive, disconnecting the SATA cable when you are able to do so. Remove the hard drive for now with the pull tab, or replace it if you are repairing it.

  3. 3

    Remove the memory bay screws and flip the panel off. Spread the memory clip and remove the module from the computer. Unscrew the single screw securing the optical drive and push it out of the laptop.

  4. 4

    Turn the Dell XPS M1730 over. Slide your flat head screwdriver under the hinge cover, lifting slowly up as you go. Unscrew the keyboard screws underneath this. Lift the keyboard slightly and remove its connector. Pull the keyboard out of the Dell XPS M1730 once the connector is removed.

  5. 5

    Access the system board, card reader, graphics card and all other computer components once the keyboard is removed. You can replace most of these components by unscrewing them from the system board and swapping in new components.

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