Introducción

Use this guide to remove housing on the base of your Toshiba Satellite L305-S5946. Removing the housing gives you access to the motherboard, processor, power jack, fan, and LCD screen.

Turn the laptop upside-down.
  • Turn the laptop upside-down.

  • Position the laptop so that the display hinges are facing away from you.

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Slide the left battery bay latch to the left.
  • Slide the left battery bay latch to the left.

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  • Slide the right battery bay latch to the right and hold.

  • While holding onto the latch, use a plastic opening tool to lift and remove the battery bay cover.

  • Remove the battery.

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  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to loosen the two screws on the bottom left-hand side of the hard drive cover.

  • Turn each screw until you hear a click.

    • These are captive panel screws and remain with the cover.

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  • Lift the hard drive cover using a non-marring plastic opening tool.

    • This will expose the hard drive.

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  • Slide the hard drive to the left using your fingers.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool under the right side of the hard drive.

  • Carefully lift and remove the hard drive.

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  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to turn the screw on the RAM cover.

  • Turn the screw until you hear a click.

    • This is a captive panel screw and remains with the cover.

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  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the indent and lift to remove the RAM cover.

    • This is a captive panel screw and remains with the cover.

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  • Use your fingernails to push the white and silver retaining clips away from each side of the RAM card.

    • The RAM card should pop up at an angle.

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  • Use your fingers to gently pull the RAM card away from the computer.

  • Repeat step 9 to remove the other RAM card that may be installed.

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  • Turn the laptop right-side up.

  • Lift open the laptop so that the screen faces you.

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  • Remove the strip of plastic at the right furthermost edge of the keyboard using a plastic opening tool.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool at either end of the strip. Lift upwards and proceed to the other end while repeating this lifting process every one to two inches.

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  • Use a Philips #00 screwdriver to loosen and remove the two 3-mm screws at the top edge of the keyboard.

    • These are not captive panel screws and, once loosened, will be free to move about the assembly.

    • Be careful not to allow either fastener into the CPU fan and duct (not shown).

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the top of the keyboard loose from its casing.

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  • Gently grasp the top of the keyboard. Pull it up and toward the screen.

  • Avoid pulling hard and damaging the black ribbon cable under the keyboard.

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  • Gently push the two tabs locking the black ribbon cable.

  • Slide the keyboard toward the screen to remove the black ribbon cable from the motherboard.

  • You may now safely separate the keyboard from the laptop.

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  • Turn the laptop upside-down with its hinges facing away from you.

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  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the twelve 6-mm screws that borders the bottom of the laptop.

    • Start with the three screws on the top right corner and work clockwise. This will minimize the chances missing some of the screws.

  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove a 6-mm screw that is located in the lower middle, as shown.

  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the three 3-mm screws located in the battery bay.

  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the one 4-mm screw located near the RAM.

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  • Turn the laptop right-side up.

  • Flip open the laptop so that the screen faces you.

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  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the five 6-mm screws in the keyboard slot.

    • These are not captive panel screws and, once loosened, will be free to move about the assembly.

    • Be careful not to allow loosened fasteners into the CPU fan and duct (located in the upper left).

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  • Gently pull on the two black tabs locking the white ribbon cable in place.

  • Pull the white ribbon cable towards you to remove it.

  • Use tweezers to remove the connector that has the blue, red, black, and white wires.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the laptop's upper casing off of its lower casing. Move the opening tool around the sides of the case to help separate them.

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Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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