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.