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Toshiba Satellite E105 take apart

Toshiba Satellite E105 disassembly.

   
Remove keyboard bezel

STEP 1

First of all, turn off the laptop, unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery.
In the following 6 steps I will be removing the keyboard.

Lift up the keyboard bezel with a small flathead screwdriver.

 

   
 
 
   
Removing keyboard

STEP 2

Remove two screws securing the keyboard.

   
Lift up keyboard

STEP 3

Lift up the keyboard.

   
Turn over keyboard

STEP 4

Turn the keyboard over so you can access connectors on the motherboard.
The keyboard is connected to the motherboard via two flat ribbon cables.

As you see, both memory modules are located under the keyboard.

   
Disconnect keyboard

STEP 5

Unlock both connectors by lifting the locking clips about 2 millimeters up.
After that release both cables and remove the keyboard.

   
Connectors unlocked

STEP 6

On this picture you see both connectors unlocked.

   
Remove replace memory

STEP 7

Remove and replace memory modules if needed. This laptop can handle up to 4GB memory total. You can install up to 2GB memory module into each memory slot.
For this laptop you should use DDR2 PC6400 memory modules.

Remove one screw securing the DVD drive.

   
Remove DVD drive

STEP 8

Push the DVD drive from the laptop with a small screwdriver.
Pull the DVD drive from the laptop and remove it.

   
Remove screws from bottom

STEP 9

Remove all screws from the bottom of the laptop.
Screws in red circles are hidden under rubber covers. You can remove these covers with a sharp object.

   
Remove screws under keyboard

STEP 10

Remove three screws securing the top cover assembly.
Disconnect two cables.

   
Separate top cover from bottom

STEP 11

Carefully separate the top cover assembly from the bottom assembly with a piece of soft plastic.
In my case I'm using a guitar pick.

   

STEP 12

Lift up the front side of the top cover and disconnect two cables.

   
Remove top cover

STEP 13

Now you can remove the top cover assembly.

   
Top cover removed

STEP 14

When the top cover assembly is removed you can access and replace the cooling fan, hard drive, wireless card and DC-IN power jack harness.

   
Remove screws from hard drive

STEP 15

Remove three screws securing the hard drive assembly.

   
Lift up laptop hard drive

STEP 16

Carefully lift up the hard drive and disconnect it from the motherboard.

   
Replace laptop hard drive

STEP 17

If you are replacing the hard drive, you'll have to remove the hard drive mounting bracket and transfer it to the new drive.

In my case the laptop came with a 320GB Toshiba SATA hard drive. You can easily replace it with a larger SATA hard drive.

   

 

 

 

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