Complete Toshiba laptop disassembly guides and instructions

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Toshiba Satellite A65 laptop

How to take apart Toshiba Satellite A60/A65 laptop and replace the system board.

This guide was designed for a Toshiba Satellite A65 laptop but also it works for Satellite A60 which is the same unit with a different name.

 

 

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Common parts and part numbers for a Toshiba Satellite A60 and A65 notebook:

Keyboard: V000040140
CPU cooling fan (inside the heatsink): V000042110
North bridge fan: V000040490
AC adapter: PA3290U-2ACA
Battery: PA3382U-1BRS
DVD/CD-RW drives: V000040170, V000040180, V000041800, V000042710
DVD Multi drive - CD and DVD burners: V000040190, V000041810, V000043060

   
Remove laptop battery

STEP 1

Turn the unit upside down.
Remove screws securing: the Wi-Fi card cover, the modem card cover, the memory card cover, the hard drive cover.
Remove the Wi-Fi card cover, the memory card cover, the modem card cover, the hard drive cover.
Remove the battery.

 

   
Remove memory and wireless card

STEP 2

Remove the hard drive, the memory card, the Wi-Fi card (if you have any).

   
Take apart laptop

STEP 3

Remove all screws on the bottom.
Oh,man that's a lot of screws!

 

   
Remove laptop DVD drive

STEP 4

Open the DVD drive with a paper clip.
Carefully remove the DVD drive from the computer.
Remove three screw hidden under the DVD drive.

   
Removing laptop keyboard

STEP 5

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.

   
Remove notebook keyboard

STEP 6

Remove the securing strip.

   
Removing keyboard

STEP 7

Remove two screws securing the keyboard.

   
Disconnect keyboard

STEP 8

Disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board and remove the keyboard.

 

   
Repair laptop and notebook yourself
 

 

 

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