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Toshiba Satellite P15 laptop disassembly

How to clean Toshiba Satellite P15 P15 heatsink and fix laptop overheating problem.

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Unlock the battery and remove it from the laptop

STEP 1

Turn the laptop upside down.
Unlock and remove the battery.

   
Remove CPU and heatsink cover

STEP 2

For this step you need Torx 8 screwdriver.

Remove three torx screws securing the CPU fan/heatsink cover.

   
Remove CPU fans

STEP 3

Disconnect two fan cables on the sytem board and remove three screws securing the fan to the laptop.
Lift the fan from the laptop.

   
Removing laptop heatsink

STEP 4

Loosen four screws securing the heatsink.
When you remove the heatsink move if back and forth to disconnect it from the greased CPU.

   
Lift up CPU heatsink

STEP 5

Carefully lift the heatsink up from the CPU.

   
Clogged heatsink causes laptop overheating

STEP 6

This heatsink is completaly clooged with lint.
A clogged heatsink causes CPU overheating. If your laptop shuts down by itself without any reason, check the heatsink first. Overheating is a very common problem among Toshiba laptops.

   
Apply new thermal grease on CPU and video chip

STEP 7

Remove old grease from the CPU and the North Bridge chipset and clean them with an alcohol pad.
Before you install the heatsink back into the laptop, blow the dust away from the system board with compressed air and apply new thermal grease on the chips.

   
Install heatsink back

STEP 8

Clean the heatsink and the fan with compressed air and install it back into the laptop.

   
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