Image flickers when display moved on Satellite M305

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Satellite M305 M305D display image flickers disappears

I have seen a few Toshiba Satellite M305 and M305D laptops with exactly the same display problem. When you move the display panel, the image on the screen flickers, some random horizontal lines appear in random places or the image disappears at all. As soon as you stop moving the display, the image ether turns back to normal or the display continue to remain black.


Problems with power socket in Toshiba Satellite L305 L355

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Lately I’ve been seeing exactly the same problem with the power socket in some newer Toshiba Satellite L305/L305D and Satellite L355/L355D laptops.

I don’t know if it’s a poor design or people just not careful enough with their computers, but the power socket in these models breaks very often.

On the picture below you can see a good working power socket. The power jack is seated correctly. It’s tight and will not move when you plug in the adapter.

Laptop power socket

On the next picture you see a broken socket. There is a gap between the power jack and bottom case and when you plug the AC adapter inside the jack it feels very loose.

In some cases, the power jack separates from the case and you cannot plug in the power adapter at all.


How to upgrade RAM in Toshiba Satellite A45

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In this guide I explain how to upgrade RAM (memory) in a Toshiba Satellite A45 laptop.

If you search for memory slots on the bottom of the laptop, you will not find any because both slots are hidden under the keyboard.

In order to access both RAM slots you’ll have to remove the keyboard. Don’t worry, it will take about 5 minutes even for inexperienced users.

Before you start,  turn off the computer, unplug the power adapter and remove the battery and of course, proceed at your own risk. 🙂


Insert a small flat head screwdriver under the keyboard bezel and lift it up.

Adding more RAM memory Toshiba Satellite A45



How to upgrade RAM in Toshiba Portege M400

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Here’s how you can replace or upgrade memory (RAM) in a Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC.

As you see on the picture below, there is no access to the RAM slots on the bottom.

Why? Because both RAM slots are hidden under the keyboard.

Toshiba Tecra M400 bottom

According to manufacturer specifications a Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC can handle up to 4GB memory total.

That means you can install up to 2GB module into each slot.

Toshiba Portege M400 laptop configured with PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz RAM.


How to replace fan in Toshiba Tecra S1

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Cooling fan Tecra S1

In the following guide I explain how to replace the cooling fan in a Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop.

The fan is a part of the cooling assembly, it’s permanently attached to the heatsink. If it started making noise, you’ll have to replace the entire cooling assembly.

There are two different assemblies out there. The older assembly has part number V000020030 and newer one has part number V000020970. You can use either of them because they are interchangeable.