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Summary of Content for Dell Alienware Aurora R6 Desktop Module Guide PDF

Aurora R6 Liquid Cooling Module

Regulatory Model: D23M Regulatory Type: D23M001

Notes, cautions, and warnings

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.

WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

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Contents

1 Before working inside your computer..............................................................................................4 Before you begin ........................................................................................................................................................4 Safety instructions.......................................................................................................................................................4 Recommended tools................................................................................................................................................... 4

2 Installing liquid cooling module........................................................................................................6

3 After working inside your computer...............................................................................................16

4 Getting help and contacting Alienware.......................................................................................... 17

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Before working inside your computer NOTE: The images in this document may differ from your computer depending on the configuration you ordered.

Before you begin 1. Save and close all open files and exit all open applications. 2. Shut down your computer.

Windows 10: Click or tap Start > Power > Shut down. NOTE: If you are using a different operating system, see the documentation of your operating system for shut- down instructions.

3. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets. 4. Disconnect all cables such as telephone cables, network cables, and so on, from your computer. 5. Disconnect all attached devices and peripherals, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, and so on, from your computer. 6. Remove any media card and optical disc from your computer, if applicable. 7. After the computer is unplugged, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds to ground the system board.

Safety instructions Use the following safety guidelines to protect your computer from potential damage and to ensure your personal safety. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure included in this document assumes that you have read the safety information that shipped with your computer.

NOTE: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.

NOTE: Disconnect all power sources before opening the computer cover or panels. After you finish working inside the computer, replace all covers, panels, and screws before connecting to the electrical outlet.

CAUTION: To avoid damaging the computer, ensure that the work surface is flat and clean.

CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins.

CAUTION: You should only perform troubleshooting and repairs as authorized or directed by the Dell technical assistance team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. See the safety instructions that shipped with the product or at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.

CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate static electricity, which could harm internal components.

CAUTION: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have connectors with locking tabs or thumb-screws that you must disengage before disconnecting the cable. When disconnecting cables, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. When connecting cables, ensure that the ports and connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.

CAUTION: Press and eject any installed card from the media-card reader.

NOTE: The color of your computer and certain components may appear differently than shown in this document.

Recommended tools The procedures in this document may require the following tools:

Philips screwdriver Flat-head screwdriver

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Plastic scribe

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Installing liquid cooling module NOTE: Ensure that you remove the security cable and security screw from the security-cable slotif applicable.

1. Pull the side-panel release latch. 2. Release the left-side cover away from the chassis and then lift it from the computer.

1. side-panel release latch 2. top cover

3. left-side cover

3. Lay the computer on the right side. 4. Slide the power-supply unit cage release latches towards the unlock position.

1. power-supply unit 2. chassis

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3. power-supply unit cage release cage latches (2)

5. Lift the power-supply unit cage while pressing and holding the graphics-card bracket.

1. power-supply unit cage 2. graphics-card bracket 3. chassis

6. Rotate the power-supply unit cage away from the chassis.

1. power-supply unit

7. Disconnect the processor-fan cable from the system board.

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8. In a nonadjacent sequence, loosen the captive screws that secure the processor fan and heat-sink assembly to the system board.

9. Lift the processor fan and heat-sink assembly off the system board.

1. processor-fan cable 2. captive screws (4) 3. processor fan and heat-sink assembly

10. Remove the screw that secures the top-chassis fan to the chassis. 11. Disconnect the top-chassis fan cable from the system board. 12. Remove the top-chassis fan from the chassis.

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1. chassis 2. screw 3. top-chassis fan 4. top-chassis fan cable

13. Rotate the power-supply unit cage towards the chassis until the unit snaps into place. 14. Stand the computer right side up. 15. Carefully pry around the edges of the right-side cover from the chassis.

1. chassis 2. right-side cover

16. Disconnect the lighting cable from the right-side cover. 17. Lift the right-side cover off the chassis.

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1. right-side cover 2. lighting cable

18. Remove the screws that secure the top cover to the chassis. 19. Disconnect the lighting cable from the top cover. 20. Slide the lighting cable through the slot on the chassis.

1. lighting cable 2. chassis 3. screws (2) 4. top cover

21. Starting from the back, release the tabs on the top cover from the slots on the chassis. 22. Lift the top cover off the chassis.

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1. top cover 2. slot 3. lighting cable 4. chassis

23. Lay the computer on the right side. 24. Slide the radiator and fan assembly into the radiator and fan cage. 25. Align the screw holes on the radiator and fan assembly with the screw holes on the radiator and fan cage. 26. Replace the screws that secure the radiator and fan assembly to the radiator and fan cage. 27. Align the screw holes on the processor cooler with the screw holes on the system board. 28. In sequential order (indicated on the processor cooler), tighten the captive screws that secure the processor cooler to the

system board.

NOTE: Torque the screws at 6.9 +/-1.15 kilogram-force centimeter (6 +/-1 pound force inch).

29. Connect the processor-cooling assembly cables to the system board.

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1. radiator fan 2. radiator-fan cable 3. processor-cooling assembly cable 4. system board 5. processor-cooling assembly 6. captive screws (4)

30. Align the screw holes on the VR heatsink with the screw holes on the system board. 31. Tighten the captive screws that secure the VR heatsink to the system board.

1. VR heatsink 2. captive screws (4) 3. system board

32. Rotate the power-supply unit cage towards the chassis until the unit snaps into place.

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33. Replace the screws that secure the radiator and fan assembly to the radiator and fan cage.

1. screws (4) 2. radiator and fan cage

34. Slide the lighting cable through the slot on the chassis. 35. Align the tabs on the top cover with the slots on the chassis and snap the top cover into place.

1. top cover 2. slot 3. lighting cable 4. chassis

36. Connect the lighting cable to the top cover. 37. Replace the screws that secure the top cover to the chassis.

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1. lighting cable 2. chassis 3. screws (2) 4. top cover

38. Connect the lighting cable to the right-side cover.

a. chassis b. lighting cable c. right-side cover d. tabs e. slots

39. Align the tabs on the right-side cover with the slots on the chassis and snap the right-side cover to lock it in place.

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a. chassis b. slots c. right-side cover

40. Align the tabs on the left-side cover with the slots on the chassis. 41. Snap the left-side cover to lock it in place.

1. chassis 2. slots

3. tabs 4. left-side cover

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After working inside your computer CAUTION: Leaving stray or loose screws inside your computer may severely damage your computer.

1. Replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside your computer. 2. Connect any external devices, peripherals, or cables you removed before working on your computer. 3. Replace any media cards, discs, or any other parts that you removed before working on your computer. 4. Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets. 5. Turn on your computer.

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Getting help and contacting Alienware Self-help resources You can get information and help on Alienware products and services using these online self-help resources:

Table 1. Self-help resources

Information about Alienware products and services www.alienware.com

Troubleshooting information, user manuals, setup instructions, product specifications, technical help blogs, drivers, software updates, and so on

www.alienware.com/gamingservices

Videos providing step-by-step instructions to service your computer

www.youtube.com/alienwareservices

Contacting Alienware To contact Alienware for sales, technical support, or customer service issues, see www.alienware.com.

NOTE: Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your

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