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Toshiba Satellite A85 laptop. Replacing laptop memory.

Toshiba Satellite A85 and A80 memory replacement.

One memory module is located on the bottom but another one can be accessed only if you remove the keyboard.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Remove laptop battery.

STEP 1

Unlock the battery and remove it from the laptop.

 

   
 
 
   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Remove hard drive and memory covers.

STEP 2

Remove two screws securing the hard drive cover and remove the cover.
Remove one screw securing the modem card and the wireless card cover and remove the cover.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Remove hard drive, wireless card, modem

STEP 3

Slide the hard drive left to disconnect it from the system board. Remove the hard drive.
Carefully disconnect the wireless card antenna cables and remove the Wi-Fi card.
Remove two screws securing the modem card. Lift up the card to disconnect it from the system board. Disconnect the modem card cable.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Remove laptop DVD drive

STEP 4

Remove one screw securing the optical drive. You can push on the metal bracket to slide the drive from the laptop (you can see the bracket on the right from the screw). Remove the optical drive.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Open laptop case.

STEP 5

Remove all marked screws from the bottom of the laptop.

 

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Remove keyboard strip.

STEP 6

Start removing the keyboard strip with a sharp object and continue with your fingers.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Removing laptop keyboard.

STEP 7

After you unlocked all plastic latches you can remove the keyboard strip.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Remove keyboard.

STEP 8

In order to remove the keyboard, you have to remove two screws on the top left and right sides.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Disconnect keyboard cable.

STEP 9

Lift up the keyboard to get access to the cable. Do not pull the cable! Unlock the connector first.
Now you can pull the flat cable from the connector and remove the keyboard.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Taking apart laptop.

STEP 10

Remove two screws securing LCD hinges on the back of the laptop.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Disconnect video cable, wi-fi antenna.

STEP 11

Disconnect the video cable on the system board. Do not pull wires. Lift up the connector by edges.
Remove the tape securing the wireless antenna cables. Pull the cables through the opening and remove them from the route.
Remove two screws securing the laptop LCD assembly.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Remove laptop LCD screen.

STEP 12

Lift up and remove the LCD assembly.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Open laptop case.

STEP 13

Disconnect the switch board cable on the system board.
Disconnect the speaker cable on the system board.
Disconnect the touchpad cable on the system board.
Remove four screws securing the top cover assembly.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Remove top cover assembly.

STEP 14

Separate the top cover assembly and the laptop base using a guitar pick.
Move the guitar pick along the side to unlock the latches securing the laptop top cover assembly.
Remove the top cover assembly.

   
Toshiba Satellite A85. Remove and replace laptop memory.

STEP 15

Only now you can access the laptop memory.
Remove, replace or upgrade it.
I have no idea why they didn't make an opening in the top cover assembly for easy memory access.

   

 

 

 

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