Toshiba laptop disassembly manual and instructions

Toshiba Satellite A45 remove hinges

Toshiba Satellite A40 and A45 hinge repair.

   
Lift off laptop battery

STEP 1

Always start laptop disassembly with removing the battery.



   
 
 
   
Removing laptop heatsink

STEP 2

Remove six screws securing the hard drive cover and the heatsink covers.


   
Disconnect and remove notebook hard drive

STEP 3

Remove one screw securing the hard drive to the laptop base.
Disconnect the hard drive and remove it from the hard drive bay.

 

   
Remove CPU heatsink

STEP 4

Remove three screws securing the CPU heatsink to the system board.
Carefully lift off the heatsink off the laptop CPU.

   
Prevent laptop overheating

STEP 5

The heatsink is 100% clogged with lint.
If your heatsink is clogged, clean the heatsink with a canned air to prevent your laptop from overheating.


   
Remove laptop DVD drive

STEP 6

The DVD drive is secured to the laptop by two screws.
Remove two screws and slide the DVD drive out of the notebook base.

 

   
Separate top cover and display assembly

STEP 7

Remove all screws marked by red circles.

   
Removing keyboard

STEP 8

Place the laptop the right side up.
Using a sharp object lift up the keyboard securing strip.

 

   
Remove keyboard securing strip

STEP 9

Lift off the keyboard securing strip and remove it from the laptop.

   
Removing laptop keyboard

STEP 10

Remove three screws and the keyboard lock in the center securing the keyboard to the laptop base.

   
Take apart laptop

STEP 11

Turn the keyboard over and put it on the palmrest.
Remove one screw securing a metal plate over the keyboard connector and remove it.

   
Unplug laptop cable on system board

STEP 12

Unplug the keyboard cable from the connector on the notebook main board.

   
Remove wireless card cover

STEP 13

Remove one screw and remove a metal plate covering the wireless network card.

   
Disconnect wireless card and remove from laptop

STEP 14

Disconnect the right and left speaker cables on the system board.
Disconnect the LCD switch cable on the system board.
Disconnect the wireless card antenna cables and remove the wireless card from the socket on the system board.

   
Removing CD player board

STEP 15

Remove two screws securing the CD player board to the laptop base.

   
Disconnect CD player board

STEP 16

To disconnect the CD player board, turn it over.
Unlock the connector and unplug the cable.
Remove the board.

   
Remove laptop memory and disconnect video cable

STEP 17

Remove both memory modules.
Disconnect the laptop display cable on the system board.
Remove four screws securing the top cover and display assembly to the laptop base.

   
Lift off notebook LCD assembly

STEP 18

Start removing the top cover and display assembly from the back of the notebook.

   
Remove top cover assembly from laptop base

STEP 19

Lift off the top cover assembly and remove it from the base.

   
Disassemble Toshiba Satellite A45 laptop

STEP 20

Now you can access the system board and remove it from the base.
I'm not going to remove the system board in this guide.

Take apart laptop display assembly

STEP 21

Remove two LCD mask seals covering the screws.
Remove two screws securing the LCD mask.

   
Remove notebook LCD mask

STEP 22

Put your finger between the LCD mask and the display and carefully unlock the latches securing the mask.

   
Lift off LCD mask

STEP 23

Work with your fingers to unlock all latches and remove the LCD mask.

   
Take apart LCD display

STEP 24

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

   
Unplug video cable on the back of LCD screen

STEP 25

Remove the tape covering the LCD video cable connector.
Unplug the cable on the back of the LCD screen.
Lift off the LCD screen and remove it.

   
Disconnect and remove FL inverter board

STEP 26

Remove one screw securing the FL inverter board to the display cover and disconnect cables on both ends of the inverter.
Remove the FL inverter.

   
Remove plastic LCD hinge covers

STEP 27

Remove two plastic LCD hinge covers.

   
Removing broken laptop hinge

STEP 28

The left hinge is broken, so I will remove it piece by piece.
Remove two screws securing the laptop hinge to the LCD cover.
The top screw is hidden under the seal on the side of the LCD assembly.

   
Remove laptop hinge

STEP 29

Remove the top part of the broken hinge.

   
Remove mylar cover from hinge

STEP 30

Close the lid and turn the laptop over.
Remove the mylar cover from the hinge.

   
Removing notebook hinge

STEP 31

Remove two screws securing the hinge to the top cover.

   
Remove display hinge

STEP 32

Remove the second broken piece.

   
Replace Toshiba Satellite A45 hinge

STEP 33

All done! Now you can install a new hinge.

   

 

 

 

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