In this guide I will be taking apart and removing all internal parts from a Toshiba Satellite L350/L355 laptop. Also this guide will work for Toshiba Satellite L350D/L355D laptops.
I really like working with this models because they are service friendly. The laptop hard dive, both memory modules and DVD drive can be easily accessed and replaced from the bottom of the laptop.
The keyboard removal instructions could be found in steps 5-9. By the way, if you are just replacing the keyboard, you don’t have to remove anything from the bottom of the laptop.
The cooling fan can be accessed and cleaned when you remove the top cover assembly (step 12) but if you would like to replace the fan, you’ll have to remove the motherboard first (step 18).
In the next guide I explain how to disassemble the display panel.
Here are instructions for removing the LCD screen and inverter board from a Toshiba Tecra A3 laptop. Both the screen and inverter are mounted inside the laptop display panel and can be accessed and removed only after you remove the screen bezel. All you have to do is remove two screws hidden under the rubber seals and then separate the screen bezel from the cover using your fingers.
After you removed the bezel, you’ll find the inverter board mounted below the screen. You can remove and replace the inverter board without removing the screen. The inverter board works as a power supply for the backlight lamp inside the screen. If the laptop starts but the image on the screen is very dark, most likely there is a problem with the inverter board.
Handle the LCD screen very carefully. Do not touch or apply pressure on the circuit board attached to the screen. Remove the LCD screen by the edges.
This guide shows how to take apart a Toshiba Tecra A2 laptop. I am taking apart the laptop because I have to remove and replace the motherboard.
In a Tecra A2 laptop many major components can be accessed from the bottom. Simply by removing a few doors from the bottom of the laptop, you can access and replace the hard dive, memory, wireless card, dial up modem. Also you can access the processor and clean the heat sink.
The keyboard removal instructions could be found in steps 8-12. The DVD dive can be removed only after you remove one screw securing the drive under the keyboard.
The rest of the disassembly guide explains how to split the laptop case and remove the motherboard. By the way, if you want to replace the cooling fan you don’t have to remove the motherboard, but you still have to remove the top cover assembly as it shown on the step 20.
This guide will help you to take apart a Toshiba Tecra A1 laptop and remove or replace the cooling fan. Fortunately, in a Tecra A1 the cooling fan can be easily accessed from the door on the bottom of the laptop. Simply remove two screws securing the fan, unplug the fan cable from the motherboard and remove the fan. When the fan is removed you can clean up the heat sink using compressed air. The fan removal instructions goes from step 1 to step 5.
The rest of the guide explains who to disassemble the laptop and remove all main components including the system board.
1. Both memory modules can be accessed and replaced from the bottom of the laptop.
2. The CPU can be accessed and replaced from the bottom of the laptop.
3. The keyboard removal explained in steps 9-14.
4. The CD/DVD drive can be removed only after you remove one screw under the keyboard.
Here are step-by-step instructions for taking apart a Toshiba Tecra 9100 laptop and removing the motherboard.
In a Tecra 9100 laptop some key components can be accessed from the bottom. In order to remove both memory modules, hard drive, DVD drive and Bluetooth moduele follow steps 1-3.
If you are using this guide for removing and replacing the laptop keyboard, simply follow steps 4-7, do not remove anything from the bottom.
After the top cover and display assembly is removed, as it explained in steps 3-11, you can access and clean the cooling fan.
By the way, in a Tecra 9100 the motherboard consists of two different boards. The I/O board shown in the step 17 and main board shown in the step 20. If your laptop suddenly lost sound and Wi-Fi connectivity at the same time, most likely there is a problem with the I/O board.
In this guide I explain how to disassemble a Toshiba Satellite P300 or P305 laptop. I’m doing this disassembly in order to remove and replace the cooling fan.
In a Satellite P300 or P305 laptop the cooling fan cannot be accessed from the bottom, it’s hidden deep inside the laptop under the motherboard.
At the beginning of the guide I explain how to remove the keyboard. Follow steps 1-5. Be careful with the keyboard cable connector on the motherboard.
The DVD drive is secured by one screw hidden under the keyboard. After you find and remove that screw, you can remove the DVD drive.
Steps 8-11 shows how to access and remove laptop hard drive, memory and wireless card.
Read through steps 12-17 in order to remove the top cover assembly.
Finally, steps 18-31 explain how to remove the motherboard. Now you can access and remove the cooling fan.
This guide explains how to access and remove the LCD screen and inverter board from Toshiba Satellite L305 or L305D laptop. I think this guide also works for Satellite L300 and L300D series. Maybe they look different, but all disassembly steps will be very similar.
The LCD screen and inverter board are secured by the plastic bezel which has to be removed. Unfortunately, in Satellite L305 and L305D laptop it’s very hard to remove the bezel without removing the top cover assembly. It’s possible but you can damage the bezel.
I’ll make a few extra steps and remove the top cover assembly first, as it explained in steps 1-9. Also, you can use this procedure for removing the keyboard and accessing the wireless card and dial up modem hidden under the keyboard.
After the top cover is removed, you can safely remove the display bezel and access the LCD screen with inverter board. If you are replacing the LCD screen or inverter, make sure to use compatible replacement parts.
These instructions will help you to remove the motherboard from a Toshiba Satellite L40 or L45 laptop. I believe both models are very similar but have different names. Satellite L40 is sold in Europe and Satellite L45 is sold in the USA.
The laptop disassembly steps will not be much different from many other Toshiba laptops. Some key laptop component such as the hard drive, memory, wireless card, modem and CD/DVD drive can be accessed from the bottom of the laptop without taking the whole thing apart. Check out steps 1-6.
If you are replacing the keyboard, you’ll have to remove two screws from the bottom of the laptop. You can see them on the picture 6. They are on the left and right sides from memory slots. And after that you proceed to steps 12 and 13.
The cooling fan can be removed after you remove the top cover assembly as it shown in the step 16.
This guide explains how to access the hard drive in a Toshiba Satellite E105 laptop. Unlike any other Toshiba laptop, in this model you cannot remove anything from the bottom except the battery.
In order to remove or replace the hard drive from a Satellite E105, you’ll have to disassemble the whole laptop and remove the top cover assembly.
Both memory modules and DVD drive can be removed if you remove the keyboard first. The keyboard removal procedure is explained in steps 1-6. If you are using this guide for replacing or upgrading memory modules, do not disconnect the keyboard. Simply flip it over but keep connected to the motherboard.
If you accidentally break the keyboard cable connector on the motherboard, you’ll have to replace the whole motherboard so be very careful.
Here’s how you can remove the LCD screen and inverter board from Toshiba Satellite A300 and A305 laptops. Both models are very similar.
Unfortunately, the screen and inverter removal procedure is not as simple on many other Toshiba models. In Satellite A300/A305 it’s very hard to remove the screen bezel unless you remove the top cover first and because of that the disassembly process will have two parts.
In the first part (disassembly steps 1-8) I will be removing the top cover assembly.
In the second part (steps 6-19) I explain how to open up the display panel and remove the LCD screen with inverter board. Both the LCD screen and inverter board are very fragile parts and have to be handled very carefully. Do not touch the LCD circuit board. Make sure not to bent the inverter board while disconnecting it from the laptop.
If after the repair the LCD screen doesn’t light up or there is no image on the screen, check the video cable. Make sure all connectors are plugged correctly.
In the previous post I explained the motherboard removal procedure.