Complete Toshiba laptop and notebook dismantling guides with pictures

Toshiba Portege M205 tablet PC

Toshiba Portege M205 disassembly.

   
Disassemble tablet PC

STEP 1

Turn the unit upside down.
Remove the battery.
Remove one screw securing the hard drive cover and one screw securing the memory card cover. Remove all covers.

 

   
 
 
   
Remove laptop hard drive and memory

STEP 2

Remove the laptop hard drive disk.
Remove the memory modules.

   
Take apart notebook

STEP 3

Remove all marked screws on the bottom of the laptop.

 

   
Removing laptop keyboard

STEP 4

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

   
Remove laptop

STEP 5

Remove the keyboard securing strip.

   
Removing notebook keyboard

STEP 6

Remove two screws securing the keyboard.
Turn the keyboard over and place it on the palmrest upside down.

   
Disconnect laptop cable

STEP 7

Disconnect the flat keyboard cable on the system board and remove the keyboard.

   
Disconnect touchpad and LED board cable

STEP 8

Disconnect the notebook touchpad cable on the system board.
Disconnect the LED board cable on the system board.

   
Disconnect speaker cable

STEP 9

Disconnect the laptop speaker cable on the system board.

   
Disconnect fan cable

STEP 10

Close the laptop and turn it upside down. Do not close the LCD latch, leave it open. Disconnect the fan cable from the system board.

   
Separate laptop case

STEP 11

Carefully separate the base from the top cover assembly. Make sure that the LCD latch is not closed.

   
Remove notebook base

STEP 12

Lift off the base assembly and remove it.

   
Remove wireless card

STEP 13

Remove two screws securing a metal plate over the wireless card.

   
Disconnect wireless card

STEP 14

Disconnect the wireless card antenna cables and remove the wireless card.

   
Remove laptop modem card

STEP 15

Remove two screws securing the modem card to the system board.
Disconnect the modem card cable on the system board (top of the picture).
Remove the modem card with the cable.

   
Remove laptop cooling fan and heatsink

STEP 16

Disconnect the tablet mode switch cable on the system board.
Disconnect the CPU fan cable on the system board.
Remove six screws securing the heatsink and the cooling fan and lift if off.

   
Removing LCD harness

STEP 17

Remove two screws securing the LCD harness holder.
Disconnect the FL inverter cable on the system board (the bottom of the picture).
Disconnect the RTC battery and the microphone cable on the system board.

   
Removing LCD harness holder

STEP 18

Lift off the LCD harness holder with cables and put it away from the system board.
Disconnect two LCD cables.

   
Removing system board

STEP 19

Remove screws securing the system board to the top cover assembly.

   
Remove notebook system board

STEP 20

Carefully lift off the system board.

   
Remove laptop system board

STEP 21

Remove the system board.

 

   
Remove sound board cover

STEP 22

Remove the sound card plastic cover.

   
Remove laptop CPU

STEP 23

Turn the CPU lock to unlock position.
Carefully lift off the CPU.


   
Disassemble Toshiba tablet PC

STEP 24

Done!!!

   

STEP 25

After I replaced the system board and almost assembled everything back I noticed that the CPU fan connector is missing. Cool!!! I have to order and replace the system board again.

   

 

 

 

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