Laptop disassembly guides

Toshiba Portege 4010 laptop

Toshiba Portege 4010 disassembly.

   
Remove laptop battery

STEP 1

First of all, remove the laptop battery.

   
 
 
   
Take apart Toshiba Portege 4010

STEP 2

Remove two screws securing the wireless card cover.
Remove two screws securing the HDD cover.
Remove all covers.

   
Remove HDD, Wi-Fi card and DVD drive

STEP 3

Disconnect the wireless card cables.
Remove the wireless card.
Remove the hard drive.
Remove the DVD drive.

   
Open Toshiba Portege 4010 case

STEP 4

Remove all marked screws on the bottom.

   
Lift up the keyboard strip

STEP 5

Turn the computer right side up.
Insert a thin object under the securing strip and lift it up.
Release the securing strip latches with your fingers.

   
Remove the keyboard strip

STEP 6

Lift up the keyboard securing strip and remove it.

   
Remove two screws securing the keyboard

STEP 7

Remove two screws securing the keyboard and lift up the keyboard out of the base.

   
Disconnect laptop keyboard

STEP 8

Disconnect the keyboard cable on the system board.
Remove the keyboard.

   
Remove laptop memory sticks

STEP 9

You will find the memory stick under the mylar cover. Remove the memory cards.

   
Opening laptop case

STEP 10

Disconnect the left speaker cable on the system board.
Pull the wireless card cables through the opening.

   
Disconnect speaker cable

STEP 11

Disconnect the right speaker cable on the system board.

   
Take apart Toshiba Portege 4010

STEP 12

Remove three screws securing the palmrest.

   
Separate top cover and base

STEP 13

Release the latches securing the palmrest.
To separate the top cover and the base you can use a guitar pick.

   
Disconnect palmrest

STEP 14

Lift the palmrest and turn it over.
Disconnect the flat cable on the system board.
Remove the palmrest.

   
Disconnect video cable

STEP 15

Remove eight screws securing the upper cover assembly.
Disconnect the display cable on the system board.

   
Remove display assembly

STEP 16

Lift the display assembly off the base.

   
Removing system board from laptop

STEP 17

Remove two screws securing the sound board.
Remove the sound board with the microphone.

   
Remove laptop modem card

STEP 18

Remove two screws securing the modem card.
Disconnect the modem card cable on the system board.
Remove the modem card with the cable.

   
Disconnecting laptop cables

STEP 19

Disconnect two cables on the system board.

   
Disconnect laptop RTC battery

STEP 20

Disconnect the RTC battery cable on the system board.
Remove the RTC battery.
Disconnect the BlueTooth switch board cable on the system board.

   
Opening Toshiba Portege 4010 case

STEP 21

Remove two screws securing the system board.

   
Disconnect system board and I/O board

STEP 22

Lift the system board to disconnect it from I/O board.

   
Lift up system board

STEP 23

Lift the system board off the base.

   
Removing laptop I/O board

STEP 24

Remove six screws securing the I/O board.

   
Toshiba Portege 4010 I/O board

STEP 25

Lift the I/O board with cables off the base.

   
Unplug modem and LAN cables

STEP 26

Unplug and remove the modem and LAN cables.

   
Disassembled Toshiba Portege 4010

STEP 27

Done !!!

   

 

 

 

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