How to disassemble Toshiba Satellite L55 L55D L50 L50D

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How to disassemble Toshiba Satellite L55 L55D L50 L50D

Today I show how to disassemble Toshiba Satellite L55 L55D L50 L50D laptops. This guide will work for the following Toshiba Satellite models and configurations:


  • L55-A5186, L55-A5184, L55-A5226, L55-A5234, L55-A5278, L55-A5284, L55-A5284NR, L55-A5299, L55-A5351, L55-A5385
  • L55D-A5252, L55D-A5293, L55D-A5349, L55D-A5162RM, L55D-A5238, L55D-A5260RM, L55D-A5320, L55D-A5364, L55D-A5380RM, L55D-C5204R
  • L50, L50D-A, L50D-A5172FM, L50D-A5172WM, L50D-ABT3N22, L50D-ABT3N22, L50D-ASP5365WM, L50D-ASP5366FM, L50D-ASP5368WM, L50D-AST2NX1


How to disassemble Toshiba Satellite C55D C55

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How to disassemble Toshiba Satellite C55D C55

In this post I show how to disassemble Toshiba Satellite C55D C55 laptops. In the first part I will take apart the laptop base and in the second part will remove the LCD screen.

You can use this disassembly guide for the following Toshiba Satellite models:

  • C55D-A5107, C55D-A5108, C55D-A5102, C55D-A5146, C55D-A5150, C55D-A5163, C55D-A5170, C55D-A5175, C55D-A5201, C55D-A5206
  • C55-A5100, C55-A5104, C55-A5105, C55-A5126, C55-5137, C55-5140, C55-A5166, C55-A5172, C55-A5180, C55-A5180
  • C50-A, C55-A, C50D-A, C55D-A


How to disassemble Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W

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Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W disassembly guide

Today I will disassemble a Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W laptop.

I will show how to access and remove the battery, hard drive, memory, cooling fan, DC jack, keyboard and other internal components.

There are a few different models but the teardown process should be the same or very similar for the following Toshiba Satellite Radius configurations:

  • P55W-B5112 (shown in this guide)
  • P55W-B5162SM
  • P55W-B5181SM
  • P55W-B5201SL
  • P55W-B5220
  • P55W-B5224
  • P55W-B5260SM
  • P55W-B5318
  • P55W-B5318D
  • P55W-B5380SM


How to clean fan in Toshiba Satellite P305D

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In this guide I explain how to clean the cooling fan in a Toshiba Satellite P305D laptop. Also this guide should work for the following Toshiba models: Satellite P300, Satellite P300D, Satellite P305.

My customer complained that his computer overheats and shuts off while running a game. Apparently, the heat sink got clogged with dust and needed a good cleaning.


Broken power button on Toshiba A70 A75 P30 P35

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The power button on your Toshiba Satellite A70/A75 or Satellite P30/P35 laptop got broken. It was pushed into the case and now you cannot turn on the laptop. What could be done to fix the problem?

The power button is a part of the top cover assembly. It’s permanently attached to the top cover with a few plastic bridges. When the power button pushed into the case, it means one or more plastic bridges are broken.

In order to fix the power button you’ll have to replace the top cover assembly.


Toshiba Satellite L305D not showing video

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If your Toshiba Satellite L305D stopped showing video on the screen, there could be an easy fix for this problem.

First of all, test the laptop with an external monitor. If the external image appears to be fine, the next step is checking connection between the video cable and motherboard.

In this model the screen might stop working because the video cable gets disconnected from the motherboard.

I have seen a problem like that on a few different Satellite L305D and L305 laptops.


Upgrading RAM in Toshiba Satellite M100 M105

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In this guide I explain how to remove and upgrade memory in a Toshiba Satellite M100 or Satellite M105 laptop. I will upgrade it from 512MB (default size) to 2GB. This model has two RAM slots. One of the RAM slots can be easily accessed from the bottom but another one is hidden under the keyboard.

Let’s start with the hidden internal RAM slot. In order to access this slot we’ll have to remove the keyboard.

Make sure the computer is turned off and the battery is removed.


Insert a small flat head screwdriver between the speaker cover and laptop base.

Lift up and remove the speaker cover.


Power jack repair in Toshiba Satellite L305 L355

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Today I explain how to repair damaged power connector also known as power jack in Toshiba Satellite L305 and L355 laptops. I started covering this problem in one of the previous posts.

Also this modification should work for the following models: Toshiba Satellite L300, L305D, L355D, P305, P305D, Pro L300, L350 and more.

I have a list of compatible models (reported by users) at the end of this post.

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION. The power jack gets pushed into the case and gets loose.

I will replace the original plastic jack with a generic metal jack purchased at RadioShack for about $3.
The RadioShack part number is 274-1576. This jack is designed for tip size 5.5mm O.D.x2.5mm I.D. You can order this jack online or pick it up in a local store.