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Toshiba Satellite M45 laptop

How to take apart Toshiba Satellite M45, Satellite M40 and Tecra A4 laptops yourself.

I made this guide while taking apart a Toshiba Satellite M45 laptop. You can use these instructions for taking apart Toshiba Satellite M40 and Tecra A4 lapops, they are similar.

 

 

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Remove battery from laptop

STEP 1

Turn the laptop over, unlock the battery and remove if from the battery bay.

   
Remove all covers

STEP 2

Remove two screws from the hard drive cover, one screw from the modem cover, one screw from the wireless card cover and one screw from the laptop heatsink cover.
Lift all covers from the laptop.

   
Lift off HDD, memory, Wi-Fi card

STEP 3

Remove the hard drive from the HDD bay.
Remove both memory modules.
Carefully disconnect wireless card antenna cables and remove the Wi-Fi card.

   
Remove screws from heatsink

STEP 4

Unscrew three screws securing the laptop heatsink to the system board.

   
Lift off heatsink from laptop

STEP 5

Remove the heatsink from the laptop.


   
Removing DVD drive

STEP 6

DVD drive is secured in the laptop by one screw.
Remove the screw.

 

   
Remove DVD drive from laptop

STEP 7

Using a sharp object slide the DVD drive from the laptop and remove it.

   
Repair laptop and notebook yourself
 

 

 

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