Toshiba Satellite A20

Toshiba Satellite A20, A25 hinge repair.

   
Remove laptop battery

STEP 1

Turn the unit upside down.
Remove the battery.

   
 
 
   
Disassemble laptop

STEP 2

Remove one screw securing the hard drive cover.
Remove four screws securing the heatsink and the CPU fan.

   
Remove laptop hard drive

STEP 3

Disconnect the hard drive from the connector and remove it.

   
Remove heatsink and fan

STEP 4

Remove two screws securing the CPU fan.
Disconnect the fan cable on the system board and remove it.
Remove two screws securing the heatsink and carefully lift it off the CPU.

   
Remove laptop DVD drive

STEP 5

Remove two screws securing the DVD drive and remove it from the laptop.


   
Take apart laptop

STEP 6

Removed all marked screws on the bottom of the computer.

 

   
Remove keyboard

STEP 7

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

   
Removing keyboard

STEP 8

Remove the securing strip.

 

   
Remove laptop keyboard

STEP 9

Remove three screws and a metal brace securing the keyboard.
Lift off the keyboard and place it on the palmrest.

   
Disconnect keyboard

STEP 10

Remove one screw securing a metal plate over the keyboard connector and remove the plate.

   
Remove keyboard

STEP 11

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

   
Disassemble laptop

STEP 12

Remove four screws securing the top cover / display assembly to the laptop base.

   
Remove laptop memory

STEP 13

Now you can access the memory modules. Spread the latches securing the memory module and remove it from the slot.

   
Remove wireless card

STEP 14

Disconnect the wireless antenna cables from the wireless card.
Spread the latches to release the wireless card and remove it from the socket.

   
Disconnect video cable

STEP 15

Disconnect the speacker cables on the system board.
Disconnect the laptop display cables on the system board.

   
Open laptop

STEP 16

Using a guitar pick start to separate top cover / display assembly from the base.

   
Disassemble laptop

STEP 17

Release all latches on the back of the laptop, so you can separate the top cover and the base.

   
Remove LCD assembly

STEP 18

Carefully lift off the top cover assembly starting from the back of the laptop.

   
Remove top cover

STEP 19

Remove the top cover / display assembly.

   
Disassemble LCD

STEP 20

Remove two LCD mask seals.
Remove two screws hidden under seals.

   
Take apart display

STEP 21

Put your fingers between the mask and the LCD screen and carefully release the mask latches.
Do not hurry; twist the mask slightly to release the latches.

   
Remove LCD mask

STEP 22

Remove the LCD screen mask.

   
Remove FL inverter

STEP 23

Remove one screw securing the FL inverter board to the LCD cover.
Disconnect cables on both ends of the FL inverter board.
Remove the FL inverter.

   
Remove laptop LCD screen

STEP 24

Remove four screws securing the LCD screen to the display cover.
Remove the LCD screen and place it on the palmrest.

   
Disconnect video cable

STEP 25

Disconnect the video cable on the back of the LCD screen.
Remove the LCD screen.

   
Replace hinges

STEP 26

Now you can access the display hinges and remove/replace it.
Close the laptop lid and turn it over.

   
Remove LCD hinges

STEP 27

Remove the white mylar cover to get access to the hinges and the laptop speakers.

   
Remove hinges

STEP 28

Remove eight screws securing the hinges to the laptop base.
Remove the speaker cables from its route.

   
Remove speakers

STEP 29

Open the laptop lid and remove both speakers through the opening in the top cover.

   
Take apart laptop

STEP 30

Place the top cover / display assembly the right side up.
Remove six screws securing the hinges to the display cover.

   
Remove laptop hinges

STEP 31

Remove the old hinges through the opening in the top cover.

   
Replace laptop hinges

STEP 32

Replace the broken hinges.
Here you are!

   

 

 

 

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