MSI GT73VR Disassembly and RAM, HDD, SSD upgrade guide

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Repair Parts
LED Screen For MSI GT73VR
Cooling Fan For MSI GT73VR
Keyboard For MSI GT73VR

Remove all screws securing the bottom case.
Pry up and remove the bottom case.
When the case was removed, you will be able to access most internal components.
Note: there is a screw is covering by fragile stickers, if you upgraded the SSD, RAM, HDD and graphics card by yourself, you will void the warranty.

Here’s graphics card heat sink/cooling fan module.
The heat sink is very strong.

Here’s Intel processor heat sink/cooling fan module.

The MSI GT73VR has three M.2 slots, it is comes with two SSD, so anther SSD can be installed.
There is a heat sink covering the SSD.

MSI GT73VR comes with a 14.4V, 75.4Wh Li-ion battery.

Here’s speaker module.

Here’s NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070 graphics card. Users can freely change the graphics card.

After the heat sink and cooling fan were removed, we find other MXM graphics card slot beside the SSD slots, that mean you can add another graphics card.

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070 chip, PA6A41.M1P, N17E-G2-A1

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070 graphics card board

Here’s spare MXM graphics card slot.

Heat sink

Now let’s upgrade the SSD.
Here’s is new SSD – Samsung MZVPV256HDGL-0000 SM951 M.2 SSD.

Remove the heat sink. You can access two SSDs (Dual NVMe M.2 SSDs by PCIe Gen3 X4 in RAID 0).

If you remove the white metal plate, you can access the hard drive.

The laptop comes with a HGST 1TB 7200RPM hard drive.

Here’s two spare RAM slots.

Two 8GB DDR4 2133 were installed, by the way, the laptop support up to 64GB RAM.

Killer 1535 wireless card, the card supports dual bands (2.4 GHz and 5GHz), IEEE standards-based 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth connectivity.

3 Comments

  1. On the left in the eighth picture, after removing the heat sink, what is that white / gray slab of endorsing part of the heat pipe?
    What material is it made of?

  2. in the ninth picture, after removing the heat sink, what is that white / gray cuboid of endorsing part of the heat pipe? what material is it made of?

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