Complete Toshiba laptop disassembly guides and instructions

Toshiba Satellite A65 laptop

Toshiba Satellite A60, A65 disassembly.

 

Common parts and part numbers:

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.

 

   
Disconnect laptop video cable

STEP 9

Disconnect the LCD cable from the system board.
Remove the screw connecting the LCD cable to the base.
Disconnect the flat LED board cable from the system board.

   
Dismantle laptop

STEP 10

Carefully lift the display/top cover assembly off the base.
Do not forget to disconnect the power switch cable from the system board.
For some reason I didn't make a better picture :(
The display/top cover assembly - LCD assembly and top cover assembly connected by hinges.

   
Take apart laptop

STEP 11

Remove the screw securing the HDD holder.
Remove the HDD holder.
Disconnect the speaker cables from the system board.

   
Disconnect CPU cooling fan

STEP 12

Loosen five screws securing the heatsink assembly.
Disconnect the fan cable from the system board.

   
Remove laptop cooling fan

STEP 13

Carefully lift the heatsink off the CPU.

   
Removing system board

STEP 14

Remove two screws connecting the system board to the base.

   
Remove laptop system board

STEP 15

Starting from the left side carefully lift off the system board.
Be careful with the PC card connector.

   
Lift off system board

STEP 16

Remove the system board off the base.

   
Disconnect modem card

STEP 17

Remove two screws securing the modem card.
Disconnect the modem card cable on the system board.
Lift the modem and the modem cable off the system board.

 

   
Take apart laptop

STEP 18

Remove the screw securing the optical drive holder.
The screw is hidden under the black tape.

   
Replacing system board

STEP 19

Remove the optical drive holder.

   
Remove PC card connector

STEP 20

Remove four screws securing the cardbus connector (PC card connector).

   
Lift off PC card connector

STEP 21

Turn the system board right side up.
Carefully remove the cardbus connector.

   
Removing laptop CPU

STEP 22

Unlock the CPU and lift it off the system board.

   
Disassembling laptop

STEP 23

Turn the system board upside down.
Remove two screws securing the video chip fan.

   
Remove video chip fan

STEP 24

Remove the fan cable on the system board.
Remove the video chip fan.

   
Disassemble laptop

STEP 25

DONE!

   

 

 

 

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