Today I show how to disassemble Toshiba Satellite L55 L55D L50 L50D laptops. In this particular case I’m taking apart Satellite L55-B5267 model.
This guide will work for the following Toshiba Satellite models and configurations: L55-B5201SL, L55-B5237, L55-B5254, L55-B5255, L55-B5267, L55-B5267RM, L55-B5267SM, L55-B5267WM, L55-B5269SM, L55-B5270SM.
Remove two screws (green circles) securing the battery. Pull the battery out.
Remove one screw (yellow circle) securing the optical CD DVD drive.
Remove all other screws securing the bottom case.
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Pull the optical CD DVD drive out.
Separate the bottom case from the top case.
Remove the bottom case.
Now you can access all internal laptop components. Let’s remove them one by one.
Lift up the back side of the hard drive and disconnect it from the motherboard. This particular laptop has an aftermarket 500GB Samsung SSD installed.
Toshiba Satellite L55 L55D L50 L50D motherboard has two removable memory modules.
Remove both RAM modules if necessary.
Remove one screw securing the USB LAN board and disconnect the flat cable from the motherboard.
Here’s how to release the cable.
- Unlock the connector by lifting up the locking tab. It will open up at a 90 degree angle.
- Pull the cable out of the connector.
Remove the USB LAN board with the cable.
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Disconnect the DC power jack cable from the motherboard and un-route the cable from the top case.
Lift up the DC power jack from the housing and remove it.
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Disconnect both wireless antennas from the wireless card.
After you remove one screw fastening the wireless card to the case, it will pop up at a 25 degree angle.
Pull the card out of the slot.
Remove one screw from the power button board and disconnect the cable.
Remove the power button board with the cable.
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Disconnect the speaker cable and un-route it from the fan housing.
Remove two screws attaching the fan.
Loosen four screws fastening the heatsink to the motherboard.
Remove the cooling module.
The cooling fan is attached to the heatsink.
If thermal grease on the heatsink dried up, you will have to replace it. If thermal grease looks fresh and still soft, you can reuse it.
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Remove one screw from the SD card reader board and disconnect the cable.
Lift up and remove the SD card reader board with the cable.
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Remove one screw from the LED status light board and disconnect the cable.
Remove the LED status light board with the cable.
Disconnect the following cables from the motherboard:
- LCD screen video cable (red rectangular)
- Web camera cable (yellow square)
- Keyboard cable (green rectangular)
- Touchpad cable (blue square)
If your keyboard has backlight (unlike mine), you will have to disconnect the backlight cable too.
Here’s how to release the keyboard cable.
- Slide the locking tab about 2 millimeters to the shown direction (two red arrows)
- Pull the cable out of the connector.
In order to disconnect the LCD video cable you pull up the connector using the black tab on the top.
Remove four screws fastening the motherboard to the top case.
Separate the motherboard from the top case assembly and remove it.
Here’s the other side of the motherboard.
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These Toshiba Satellite laptops have the keyboard and touchpad permanently attached to the top case.
The metal plate that holds the keyboard and touchpad in place is riveted to the case and it’s not easy replacing the keyboard without replacing the top case.
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