Alienware M14x Disassembly/Teardown and Upgrade Guide!

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by ComputerMD82, Jul 28, 2011.

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  1. ctopha

    ctopha Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you sir!

    I've been looking for a guide like this. I've been half afraid to take this apart, considering it would be the most expensive laptop that I've taken apart. Well, at least the most expensive that belongs to me. Very Helpful Guide!
     
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    nbellowe Notebook Enthusiast

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    Wow thank you! Any mods want to sticky??
     
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    pancakes1983 Notebook Guru

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    Good write up mate,

    Just have a small question,
    Under the battery (once taken out)
    there's the slot for the wireless (card is in there) and next to that there's an empty slot, I know it cant be for the bluetooth as that's at the front of the laptop,

    is this maybe for a PCI ssd? can anyone shed any light on this?

    Cheers
     
  4. ComputerMD82

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    My guess is that it is for the Wireless HD transmitter. Although it does look like a full height PCI slot. Anyone have the HD transmitter and want to take a pic?

    Thanks :)
     
  5. pancakes1983

    pancakes1983 Notebook Guru

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    I have the Killer Wifi intel thingo, i though that did the Intel Wireless Display?

    Here's a picture i nicked from another thread i found here, it's that port next to the wireless card...
     

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    That pic is the same setup I have. The card pictured is the wifi card. The Wireless HD transmitter is a separate part, its not part of the wifi card.
     
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    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    pokemon123 Notebook Consultant

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    Isn't those blu ray players tray loads? m14x uses a slot load for the dvd drive?
     
  9. ComputerMD82

    ComputerMD82 NX-74205

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    There are many places to buy processors, many users here have purchased then from eBay sellers. Newegg also sometimes sells mobile CPU's as well. Also CPU's (OEM only) are sold here in the Notebook Review Marketplace by users parting out or upgrading machines.

    Neither of those Blu-Ray drives would be compatible, despite the title saying so. It would have to be slot loading, SATA interface, 9.5mm height.

    Yep, the site is misinformed.
     
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    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    sorry, i didn't read the desc in the site lol
     
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