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Toshiba Satellite M305 or M305D disassembly

Toshiba Satellite M305, M305D, M300, M300D disassembly.

In the following guide I will be removing the top cover so I can replace the video cable.

   
Remove battery

STEP 1

Turn off the laptop, unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery.

Remove five screws securing the hard drive and memory covers.
Remove both covers.

   
 
 
   
Access hard drive, memory, wireless card, modem

STEP 2

Under these covers you'll find the hard drive, modem card, wireless card and two memory modules.

   
Remove laptop hard drive

STEP 3

In order to remove the hard drive, simply slide it to the left side and lift up.

   
Remove laptop memory

STEP 4

In order to remove the memory module, spread latches on both side of the module and when it pops up, carefully pull the module from the slot by the edges.

   
Remove laptop DVD drive

STEP 5

Remove one screw securing the DVD drive to the laptop base and push the drive with a screwdriver.
Pull the DVD drive from the laptop.

   
Remove screws from bottom

STEP 6

Now I'm going to remove the top cover. Again, it's not necessary to go through steps 1-5.

Remove all screws from the bottom of the laptop.

   
Lift up keyboard bezel

STEP 7

Insert a small flathead screwdriver under the keyboard bezel and lift it up.
Continue removing the keyboard bezel with your fingers.

   
Remove screws from keyboard

STEP 8

Remove two screws securing the laptop keyboard to the base.
Lift up the keyboard and place it upside down on the palm rest.

   
Release keyboard cable

STEP 9

Unlock the connector and release the keyboard cable.
Remove the keyboard.

   
Keyboad connector unlocked

STEP 10

Here you can see the keyboard cable connector in the unlocked position.

   
Remove screws from top cover

STEP 11

Remove nine screws securing the top cover assembly.
Unlock two connectors (yellow arrows) and release cables.
Pull two other cables (green arrows) from the connectors.

   
Lift up top cover

STEP 12

Start lifting up the top cover assembly on the right side of the laptop.

   
Remove top cover

STEP 13

The top cover has been removed.

   
Access video cable

STEP 14

Now you can access one part of the video cable.

   

 

 

 

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