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Toshiba Satellite L355D disassembly

Toshiba Satellite L355, L355D, L350, L350D disassembly.

   
Remove battery, memory, hard drive covers

STEP 1

Remove laptop battery.
Remove two screws securing the hard drive cover. Remove the cover.
Remove one screw securing the memory cover. Remove the cover.

   
 
 
   
Disconnect hard drive, memory

STEP 2

Pull the hard drive to the left. Disconnect it from the motherboard and remove.
Remove both memory modules.

   
Remove laptop DVD drive

STEP 3

Remove one screw securing the DVD drive (red circle).
Push the DVD drive with a small scredriver.
Remove the DVD drive from the laptop.

   
Remove screws

STEP 4

Remove all screws from the bottom of the laptop.

   
Remove keyboard bezel

STEP 5

Remove the keyboard bezel using a smal flathead screwdriver.
Be careful, it's fragile.

   
Remove keyboard screws

STEP 6

Remove four screws securing the keyboard.
Press on the plastic lock (red arrow) and release the keyboard.

   
Lift up laptop keyboard

STEP 7

Lift up the keyboard.
Be careful, it's still attached to the motherboard.

   
Disconnect laptop keyboard

STEP 8

Unlock the keyboard connector on the motherboard.
Pull the keyboard cable from the connector.
Remove the keyboard.

   
Disconnet cables

STEP 9

Disconnect cables pointed with red arrows.

   
Separate top cover assembly

STEP 10

Now we are going to separate the top cover from the base assembly. Usually I'm using a guitar pick.
Insert the guitar pick between the top cover and base assembly and carefully move it along the side.

   
Lift up top cover assembly

STEP 11

Continue separating the top cover with your fingers.

   
Remove top cover

STEP 12

Lift up and remove the cover.

   
Top cover assembly

STEP 13

The top cover has been removed.
On this picture you see the back side of the cover.

   

STEP 14

Now we are going to remove the motherboard.
Disconnect all cables pointed with red arrows.
Disconnect two antenna cables from the wireless card.

   
Disconnect cables

STEP 15

There is one more cable to disconnect.

   
Removing laptop motherboard

STEP 16

Remove two screws securing the motherboard and the cooling fan.

   
Disconnect cable

STEP 17

Disconnect the DVD drive cable from the right side of the motherboard.

   
Lift up motherboard

STEP 18

Lift up and remove the motherboard.

   
Laptop motherboard

STEP 19

The laptop motherboard has been removed.
Turn it over.

   
Remove heat sink and processor

STEP 20

Now you can remove the heat sink, the cooling fan and the processor.

   

 

 

 

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