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.