Toshiba laptop and notebook disassembly guides with pictures.

Toshiba Satellite M35X laptop

Toshiba Satellite M35X, M30X disassembly.

   
Disassemble and repair laptop

STEP 1

Turn the unit upside down.
Loosen the screw securing the memory cover and remove the cover.
Remove the screw securing the hard drive.


   
 
 
   
Remove laptop battery

STEP 2

Pull the hard drive firmly to disengage from the connector.
Remove the battery.
Remove the memory modules.
Remove the "dummy" PC card.
Remove all screws on the bottom.
Do not forget to remove 3 screw under the battery.

   
Remove laptop DVD drive

STEP 3

Open the DVD drive with a paper clip.

   
Remove notebook DVD drive

STEP 4

Carefully remove it from the computer.

   
Removing 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.

   
Disassemble laptop

STEP 6

Remove the securing strip.

   
Remove notebook keyboard

STEP 7

Remove two screws securing the keyboard.
Press on the lock in the center to release the keyboard.

   
Disconnect laptop keyboard

STEP 8

Turn the keyboard upside down.
Loosen one screw securing the modem cover. Remove the cover.
Loosen one screw securing the Fi-Fi card cover.Remove the cover.
Remove one more screw.

   
Remove wireless card

STEP 9

Disconnect the wireless card cables. Remove the Wi-Fi card.
Disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board and remove the keyboard.

   
Take apart laptop

STEP 10

Remove two screws securing the hinges on the back of the laptop.

   
Disconnect laptop video cable

STEP 11

Disconnect the LCD data cable from the system board.
Pull the wireless cables out of the rout.
Remove two screws securing the hinges.
Disconnect the flat LED cable from the system board.
Disconnect the flat touchpad cable from the system board.

   
Remove laptop LCD screen

STEP 12

Lift the display assembly off the base.

   
Disassemble top cover

STEP 13

Use a guitar pick to separate the top cover from the base assembly.
Remove the top cover assembly.

   
Removing system board

STEP 14

Remove a metal plate covering the video control chip.

   
Remove system board

STEP 15

Remove two screws securing the modem card. Carefully lift the modem card of the system board.
Disconnect the modem cable.
Remove four screws securing the hard drive housing.
Remove the housing.

   
Remove CPU cooling fan

STEP 16

Disconnect the fan cable from the system board.
Remove four screws with springs securing the heatsink assembly.
Carefully lift the heatsink assembly off the CPU.

   
Take apart laptop

STEP 17

Remove two hex srews on the back of the base.

 

   
Removing system board

STEP 18

Disconnect the flat sound board cable from the system board.
Disconnect the speaker cables from the system board.
Carefully remove the system board from the base.

   
Remove laptop CPU

STEP 19

Turn the CPU locking screw to unlock position.
Carefully lift the CPU off the system board.

   
Replace system board

STEP 20

DONE!

For laptop screen removal instrucitons please visit this guide.

 

 

 

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