Laptop Disassembly Guide

Toshiba Tecra A1 disassembly.

   

STEP 1

Turn the unit upside down.
Remove screws securing the CPU cover, the modem cover, the memory cover, the hard drive cover, the wireless card cover.
Remove all covers.

   
 
 
   

STEP 2

Remove the memory card, the wireless card (if you have any), the battery.

   

STEP 3

Remove the screw securing the hard drive.
Remove the hard drive.

   

STEP 4

Remove two screws securing the fan assembly.
Disconnect the fan cable on the system board.
Lift the fan out of the base.

   

STEP 5

Remove four screws securing a plate over the cooling module.
Remove the plate.

   

STEP 6

Carefully lift the cooling module off the CPU.

   

STEP 7

Remove the old grease covering the CPU.

   

STEP 8

Turn the laptop upside down
Remove all marked screws on the bottom of the notebook.

 

 

STEP 9

Turn the computer right side up.
Insert a thin object under the securing strip and lift it up.
Be careful, it may be very tight.

   

STEP 10

Remove the securing strip.

 

   

STEP 11

Remove three screws and the keyboard lock in the center.

   

STEP 12

Lift the keyboard and place it upside down on the palmrest.
Remove one screw securing a metal plate.
Remove the plate.

   

STEP 13

Disconnect the keyboard cable on the system board.

   

STEP 14

Remove the keyboard.

   

STEP 15

Remove one screw on the back of the computer.

   

STEP 16

Remove the screw securing the DVD-rom.

   

STEP 17

Remove the DVD-rom.

   

STEP 18

Disconnect the LCD cable on the system board.
Disconnect the speaker cables on the system board.

   

STEP 19

Pull the wireless LAN cables through the opening.

   

STEP 20

Lift the upper cover and display assembly off the base.

   

STEP 21

Remove the upper cover and display assembly.

   

STEP 22

Disconnect the touchpad cable on the system board.
Remove the screw securing the touchpad.
Lift the touchpad off.

   

STEP 23

Remove two screws securing the plastic frame.
Remove the plastic frame.

   

STEP 24

Turn the unit upside down.
Remove two screws securing the modem board.
Disconnect the cable.
Remove the modem board.

   

STEP 25

Turn the computer right side up.
Remove two screws securing the system board to the base.

   

STEP 26

Carefully lift the system board off the base.
Disconnect and remove RTC battery.
Disconnect and remove DC jack cables.

   

STEP 27

Unlock the CPU.
Remove the CPU.

   

STEP 28

DONE !

   

 

 

 

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