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How to take apart and remove motherboard from a Toshiba Satellite L505/L505D and Satellite L500/L500D laptops.

In the following guide I'll be taking apart and removing the motherboard from a Toshiba Satellite L505 laptop. Also, this guide should for for one of the following Toshiba models: Satellite L505D, Satellite L500, Satellite L500D.

 

 

PAGE 1. Removing laptop keyboard.
PAGE 2. Removing laptop hard drive, memory modules and top cover assembly.
PAGE 3. Removing laptop motherboard and cooling fan.

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STEP 1

First of all, turn off the laptop and remove the battery.
I'll start disassembly with removing the keyboard (Steps 1-6).

Using a sharp object carefully lift up the plastic bezel above the keyboard.

   

STEP 2

Remove the keyboard bezel.

   

STEP 3

Remove four screws securing the keyboard to the laptop.

   

STEP 4

Carefully lift up the keyboard from the laptop.

   

STEP 5

Access the keyboard cable connector located under the keyboard.

You have to unlock the connector and release the cable before removing the keyboard.

   

STEP 6

In order to unlock the keyboard cable connector move the locking clip towards the LCD screen.
Move it only about 2 millimeters. The locking clip must stay attached to the connector base.

Warning! If you break the connector, you'll have to replace the motherboard.

   

STEP 7

Remove the hard drive and memory covers.

   

STEP 8

Remove one screw securing the hard drive.

   
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