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Toshiba Satellite C655, C650, C655D, C650D disassembly.

If you want to replace the screen, you should read this screen removal guide.

   

STEP 1

As usual, make sure the laptop is turned off and battery removed.

Remove screws securing the hard drive and memory covers.
Lift up and remove both covers.

   
 
 
   

STEP 2

The hard hard drive secured to the laptop base with a screws.
Remove the screws.
Slide the hard drive to the left to disconnect it from the motherboard.

   

STEP 3

After the hard drive is disconnected from the motherboard, you can remove it from the laptop.

If you are replacing the hard drive, you'll have to transfer the mounting bracket to the new drive.
Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop uses a regular 2.5" SATA hard drive.
You can upgrade it to any other larger capacity 2.5" SATA drive or replace with a more expensive but absolutely quiet Solid State Drive (SSD).

   

STEP 4

In Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop both memory slots located on the bottom.
This laptop uses DDR3 memory.

   

STEP 5

Remove one screw securing the DVD drive.
Slide the DVD drive to the left and remove it from the laptop.

   

STEP 6

In the next seven steps we'll be removing the keyboard.

Lift up the keyboard bezel with a small screwdriver.
Continue removing the bezel with your fingers.

   

STEP 7

Now you can access four screws securing the keyboard on the top.
Remove all four screws.

   

STEP 8

Carefully lift up the keyboard and slide it towards the LCD screen.

   

STEP 9

Now you can access the keyboard cable connector located underneath.
Before removing the keyboard you'll have to unlock the connector and release the cable.

   

STEP 10

On this picture cable connector shown in the locked position.
In order to unlock it, slide the brown locking tab about 1 millimeter towards the LCD screen.
Do not separate locking tab from the connector base.

   

STEP 11

On this picture the connector shown in the unlocked position.
You see, the brown tab still attached to the white base.
Pull keyboard cable from the connector.

   

STEP 12

Lift up and remove the keyboard.

If your keyboard was damaged or stopped working, you can replace it with a new keyboard now.

   

STEP 13

In the next eight steps we'll be disconnecting and removing the top cover assembly.

Remove all screws from the bottom of the laptop.

   

STEP 14

Disconnect the following cables:
- power button board cable.
- speaker cable.
- touchpad cable.

By the way, I found a huge improvement in Toshiba Satellite C655/C655D laptop.
The CMOS battery can be easily accessed when the keyboard is remove and this is a standard 3V coin battery which can be purchased in most stores.

   

STEP 15

Here's how you disconnect the touchpad cable.

Lift up the white locking tab with your fingernail. It will open up at a 90 degree angle.

   

STEP 16

Now you can pull the touchpad cable from the connector.

   

STEP 17

In order to disconnect the power button and speaker cables simply unplug white male connectors from the motherboard.

   

STEP 18

Insert a piece of plastic (I'm using the guitar pick) under the top cover and lift it up

   

STEP 19

Continue separating the top cover assembly from the laptop base with your fingers.

   

STEP 20

Remove the top cover assembly.

   

STEP 21

The power button board attached to the top cover assembly.

   

STEP 22

When the top cover removed, you'll get access to the following parts:
- CPU cooling fan.
- wireless card.
- DC jack harness.
- CMOS battery (can be accessed when keyboard removed).
- motherboard.

   

STEP 23

The CPU cooling an located in the top left corner of the laptop.
In order to remove the fan you'll have to remove three screws and unplug fan cable from the motherboard.

   

STEP 24

Now you can lift up and remove the fan.

   

STEP 25

Here's how to remove the display panel:
- unplug video cable from the motherboard.
- disconnect two antenna cables from the wireless card.
- remove four screw securing display hinges.
Now you should be able to lift up and remove the display panel.

   

STEP 26

In Toshiba Satellite C655/C655D laptop the DC jack is not soldered to the motherboard.
The DC jack attached to the harness.
If the DC jack fails, you simply unplug the old DC-IN harness and replace it with a new DC-IN harness.

   

 

 

 

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