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Toshiba Satellite E105 take apart

How take apart a Toshiba Satellite E105 laptop and remove the hard drive.

In this guide I explain how to take apart a Toshiba Satellite E105 laptop and remove the hard drive. In this model there is no easy access to the hard drive from the bottom, it's buried deep inside the laptop under the top cover.

 

 

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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.

   
Repair laptop and notebook yourself
 

 

 

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