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Toshiba Satellite M45

Removing LCD screen and FL inverter board from Toshiba Satellite M45, Satellite M40 and Tecra A4 laptops.

All three models, Satellite M40, Satellite M45 and Tecra A4 are similar and can be disassembled with the following steps.

 

 

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Take apart laptop LCD screen

STEP 1

Remove four LCD mask seals.
Remove four screws hidden under seals.

   
Remove LCD screen mask

STEP 2

Put your fingers between the mask and the LCD screen and carefully release the mask latches.

   
Lift off LCD screen mask

STEP 3

Remove the mask. Do not hurry; twist the mask slightly to release the latches.

   
Dismantle notebook LCD display

STEP 4

Removed 2 screws securing the LCD screen to the display cover.

   
Disconnect LCD display cable

STEP 5

In this case, the data cable is glued to the LCD screen. Disconnect the display cable.
Lift the LCD cable off the display carefully.

   
Take apart LCD assembly

STEP 6

Remove three screws on each side of the LCD screen and remove it.
Carefully place LCD screen on the palmrest.

 

   
Disconnect FL inverter board

STEP 7

Remove one screw securing the FL inverter board.
Disconnect the cables from the FL inverter board on both sides.
Remove LCD screen and FL inverter.

   
Replace LCD and FL inverter

STEP 8

Now you can install new replacement parts and assemble the laptop back together.

Here are the bottom case disassembly instructions.

   
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