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Toshiba Qosmio F25 notebook

How to access and remove the video graphics card from a Qosmio F20/F25 notebook.

This guide was made for a Toshiba Qosmio F25 notebook but also works for Qosmio F20 which is basically has same body but different name.
In order to access the video graphics card in this notebook, you'll have to take apart the whole thing. The video card is mounted under the motherboard.

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Remove hard drive memory covers

STEP 1

Turn off the laptop, unplug the power adapter and remove the battery.
Remove the hard drive and memory doors.

   
Remove hard drive cover

STEP 2

Remove four screws securing the hard drive cover.
Remove the cover.

   
Remove hard drive

STEP 3

In order to disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard, carefully slide it to the left.
Lift up and remove the hard drive.
Remove two screws securing the dial-up modem card.
Lift up the modem and unplug the cable. Remove modem card.

   
Remove memory modules

STEP 4

This notebook has two memory slots on the bottom and most likely both memory slots are occupied.
Remove both memory modules.

   
Remove CD DVD drive

STEP 5

Remove two screws securing the DVD drive on the bottom of the notebook.
Carefully pull the DVD drive from the notebook and remove it.

By the way, you can open the DVD drive with a paper clip.

   
Remove hinge cover

STEP 6

Start removing the hinge/speaker cover with a sharp object. You can use a small flathead screwdriver.

   
Remove cover

STEP 7

Remove the cover.

   
Removing notebook keyboard

STEP 8

Remove two screws securing the keyboard on the top.

   
Lift up keyboard

STEP 9

Lift up the keyboard as it shown on the picture. Be careful, the keyboard is still connected to the motherboard with a cable.

   
Repair laptop and notebook yourself
 

 

 

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