Dell Alienware 17 R4 (P12S001) UHD 4K Screen Upgrade How-To Video Tutorial


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to upgrade to a UHD 4K Screen on your Dell Alienware 17 R4 (P12S001) laptop. These installation instructions have been made into 22 easy to follow printable steps. We have also created a video tutorial that shows you how to upgrade to a UHD 4K Screen on your Dell Alienware 17 R4 (P12S001).

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Alienware 17 R4 (P12S001) UHD 4K Screen Upgrade

Unscrew and remove Base Cover (1 X Captive Screw)(6 X 2.5mmx13mm).

Step 1

  • Unscrew and remove Base Cover (1 X Captive Screw)(6 X 2.5mmx13mm).
Unscrew and remove Base Cover (1 X Captive Screw)(6 X 2.5mmx13mm).Unscrew and remove Base Cover (1 X Captive Screw)(6 X 2.5mmx13mm).Unscrew and remove Base Cover (1 X Captive Screw)(6 X 2.5mmx13mm).
Disconnect battery cable.

Step 2

  • Disconnect battery cable.
Unscrew and disconnect Hard Drive (4 x

Step 3

Unscrew and disconnect Hard Drive (4 x Unscrew and disconnect Hard Drive (4 x Unscrew and disconnect Hard Drive (4 x
Unscrew and remove bracket (1 x M2 x 3mm).

Step 4

Unscrew and remove bracket (1 x M2 x 3mm).Disconnect and remove WLAN Card.Unscrew and remove bracket (1 x M2 x 3mm).Unscrew and remove bracket (1 x M2 x 3mm).
Unscrew and remove I/O Cover (2 x M2.5 x 7mm).

Step 5

Unscrew and remove I/O Cover (2 x M2.5 x 7mm).Unscrew and remove I/O Cover (2 x M2.5 x 7mm).
Unscrew and disconnect Bottom Base(2 x

Step 6

Unscrew and disconnect Bottom Base(2 x Unscrew and disconnect Bottom Base(2 x Unscrew and disconnect Bottom Base(2 x Unscrew and disconnect Bottom Base(2 x
Unscrew and disconnect Motherboard(8 x

Step 7

Unscrew and disconnect Motherboard(8 x Unscrew and disconnect Motherboard(8 x Unscrew and disconnect Motherboard(8 x Unscrew and disconnect Motherboard(8 x
Remove Motherboard with heatsink.

Step 8

  • Remove Motherboard with heatsink.
Unscrew and remove Display Assembly (6 x

Step 9

Unscrew and remove Display Assembly (6 x Unscrew and remove Display Assembly (6 x
Use fingers to separate and turn over bezel.

Step 10

  • Use fingers to separate and turn over bezel.
  • Disconnect and remove Bezel.
Use fingers to separate and turn over bezel.Disconnect and remove Bezel.Use fingers to separate and turn over bezel.
Remove and disconnect Web Camera.

Step 11

  • Remove and disconnect Web Camera.
Remove and disconnect Web Camera.Remove and disconnect Web Camera.
Unscrew and disconnect logo board (2 x M2 x 3mm).

Step 12

  • Unscrew and disconnect logo board (2 x M2 x 3mm).
Unscrew and disconnect logo board (2 x M2 x 3mm).Unscrew and disconnect logo board (2 x M2 x 3mm).Unscrew and disconnect logo board (2 x M2 x 3mm).
Unscrew and turn over Screen (4 x

Step 13

  • Unscrew and turn over Screen (4 x M2 x 3mm).
  • Disconnect and remove Screen.
Unscrew and turn over Screen (4 x Disconnect and remove Screen.Unscrew and turn over Screen (4 x Unscrew and turn over Screen (4 x
Pry apart and remove hinge caps.

Step 14

  • Pry apart and remove hinge caps.
Unscrew and remove Hinges (12 x M2.5 x 3mm wafer).

Step 15

Unscrew and remove Hinges (12 x M2.5 x 3mm wafer).Unscrew and remove Hinges (12 x M2.5 x 3mm wafer).
Disconnect and remove Display Cable.

Step 16

Disconnect and remove Display Cable.Disconnect and remove Display Cable.
***The following will show the steps needed to upgrade from a Full HD 1080p Screen to UHD 4K Screen with Tobii Eye Tracker***

Step 17

  • ***The following will show the steps needed to upgrade from a Full HD 1080p Screen to UHD 4K Screen with Tobii Eye Tracker***
  • Attach display cable and place UHD 4K Screen onto back cover.
  • Connect Web Camera and place on Back Cover.
***The following will show the steps needed to upgrade from a Full HD 1080p Screen to UHD 4K Screen with Tobii Eye Tracker***Attach display cable and place UHD 4K Screen onto back cover.Connect Web Camera and place on Back Cover.***The following will show the steps needed to upgrade from a Full HD 1080p Screen to UHD 4K Screen with Tobii Eye Tracker***
Guide display cable through palmrest and connect to motherboard.

Step 18

  • Guide display cable through palmrest and connect to motherboard.
  • Guide antenna cables through palmrest.
Guide display cable through palmrest and connect to motherboard.Guide antenna cables through palmrest.
Connect and attach Tobii Eye Tracker.

Step 19

  • Connect and attach Tobii Eye Tracker.
Connect and attach Tobii Eye Tracker.Connect and attach Tobii Eye Tracker.
Attach hinges and replace screws (12 x M2.5 x 3mm wafer).

Step 20

Guide display cables through hinge assembly.

Step 21

  • Guide display cables through hinge assembly.
  • Replace hinge caps.
  • Replace display bezel.
Guide display cables through hinge assembly.Replace hinge caps.Replace display bezel.
Replace display assembly then connect Tobii Eye Tracker and logo board.

Step 22

  • Replace display assembly then connect Tobii Eye Tracker and logo board.
  • ***Next repeat steps 1-9 in reverse order to complete your upgrade.***
Replace display assembly then connect Tobii Eye Tracker and logo board.***Next repeat steps 1-9 in reverse order to complete your upgrade.***Replace display assembly then connect Tobii Eye Tracker and logo board.

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