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Toshiba Qosmio F25 notebook

Toshiba Qosmio F20/F25 disassembly.

   
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.

   
Remove keyboard

STEP 10

Place the keyboard upside down on the palm rest.
Remove one screw securing the metal cover.
Remove the cover.

   
Disconnect keyboard

STEP 11

Now you can access the keyboard cable connector on the motherboard.
Unlock the connector by moving the brown clip about 2mm towards the screen.
Release the keyboard cable.

NOTE: the brown clip must stay attached to the white connector base. Be very careful with the connector.

   
Replace keyboard

STEP 12

Remove the keyboard.

   
Remove screws from bottom

STEP 13

Turn the laptop upside down and remove all screws from the bottom.
Unplug two cables pointed with red arrows.

   
Remove screws from hinges

STEP 14

Remove two screws securing the display hinges.

   
Disconnect power button board

STEP 15

Remove one screw securing the power button board to the base.
Unplug the cable from the motherboard.
Slide the power button board to the left.

   
Remove power button board

STEP 16

Remove the power button board.

   
Remove screws from top cover

STEP 17

Remove two screws securing the top cover.
Unplug cables pointed with red arrows.
Release wireless card antenna cables (black and white cables).

   
Remove screw

STEP 18

There is one more screw hidden under the video cable. Remove the screw.

   
Lift up top cover with display

STEP 19

Carefully lift up the top cover assembly with the display.
The wireless antenna cables are still attached to the wireless card.

   
Wireless card cover

STEP 20

The Wi-Fi antennas are connected to the wireless card.

   
Remove wireless card cover

STEP 21

Remove one screw securing the wireless card cover.
Unplug the black cable.
Unplug the CMOS (RTC) battery.

Remove the wireless card cover.

   
Disconnect wireless antenna cables

STEP 22

Unsnap both antenna cables from the wireless card.

Now you can remove the top cover assembly with display.

   
Disconnect cooling fan

STEP 23

Remove two screws securing the cooling fan.
Unplug the cooling fan cable from the motherboard.

   
Remove cooling fan

STEP 24

Remove the fan.

   
Removing motherboard

STEP 25

Remove one screw securing the motherboard.

   
Lift up motherboard

STEP 26

Carefully start removing the motherboard from the base and flip it over on the desk.

The video graphics card is located on the other side of the motherboard.

   
Video graphics card

STEP 27

Remove two screws securing the video graphics card to the motherboard.

   
Remove video graphics card

STEP 28

Carefully pull the video graphics card from the slot.
If you are replacing the card, you'll have to transfer the heat sink to the new video card.

   

 

 

 

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