How to disassemble Toshiba laptops

Toshiba Tecra S1

Toshiba Tecra S1 disassembly.

   
Remove battery from laptop

STEP 1

Turn the laptop upside down.
Remove the battery.
Remove three screws securing the memory module cover and the CPU cover.
Remove all covers.

   
 
 
   
Remove HDD, memory, DVD drive

STEP 2

Remove one screw securing the hard drive cover.
Remove the hard drive.
Remove memory modules.
Remove the DVD drive.

   
Lift off heatsink

STEP 3

Loosen four screws securing the CPU cooling module.
Disconnect the fan cable on the system board.
Lift the cooling module off the CPU.

   
Opening Toshiba Tecra S1

STEP 4

Remove all marked screws on the bottom of the laptop.

   
Removing laptop securing strip

STEP 5

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

   
Removing laptop keyboard

STEP 6

Remove the keyboard securing strip.

   
Remove screws securing keyboard

STEP 7

Remove two screws securing the keyboard.

   
Disconnect laptop keyboard cable

STEP 8

Disconnect the keyboard flat cable on the system board.
Remove the keyboard.

   
Removing laptop palmrest

STEP 9

Now the fun begins - removing the palmrest. Try not to break too many plastic clips when you remove it. ;)
First of all, release two plastic latches in the battery bay area.


   
Remove palmrest

STEP 10

Release plastic latches along the top side of the palmrest.
Be careful, it may be very tight.

   
Lift off notebook palmrest

STEP 11

Lift off the right side of the palmrest.
Wiggle the palmrest left to right and release latches on the bottom of the palmrest.
It takes some time to remove the palmrest, believe me.

   
Disconnect touchpad cable

STEP 12

Turn the palmrest over and disconnect the cable on the system board.

   
Opening Toshiba Tecra S1

STEP 13

Remove one screw securing the plastic brace and lift it up.

   
Disconnect cables

STEP 14

Disconnect left and right speakers.
Disconnect the display cable on the system board.
Remove one screw securing the top cover assembly.

   
Remove wireless card

STEP 15

Disconnect the wireless card cables and remove the wireless card.
Disconnect the RTC battery cable.
Disconnect the touchpad cable and the microphone cable on the system board.
Remove three screws securing the upper cover.

   
Remove laptop display assembly

STEP 16

Release two more plastic latches and lift the top cover/display assembly off the base.

   
Removing top cover and display

STEP 17

Remove the top cover/display assembly.

   
Disconnect laptop USB board

STEP 18

Disconnect the USB board flat cable on the system board.

   
Lift off system board

STEP 19

Lift the system board off the base and remove it.

   
Remove laptop modem card

STEP 20

Remove two screws securing the modem card.
Disconnect the modem cable on the system board.
Lift off the modem module.
Unlock the CPU and lift it off the socket.

   
Removing PC card connector

STEP 21

Remove four screws securing the PC card connector.

   
Lift off PC card connector

STEP 22

Lift the PC card connector off the system board.

   
Open Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop case

STEP 23

Done !!!

   

 

 

 

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