Introdução

This guide will help you replace a broken motherboard in your laptop. It is a detailed process but this guide will allow you to easily remove and replace your motherboard.

Make sure you turn the laptop off first. Close the laptop lid and flip it over so that Toshiba logo is facing down. Close the laptop lid and flip it over so that Toshiba logo is facing down.
  • Make sure you turn the laptop off first.

  • Close the laptop lid and flip it over so that Toshiba logo is facing down.

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Remove the two 6.5 mm Phillips head screws indicated using a Phillips #00 screw driver. Remove the two 6.5 mm Phillips head screws indicated using a Phillips #00 screw driver.
  • Remove the two 6.5 mm Phillips head screws indicated using a Phillips #00 screw driver.

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Once the screws are removed, slide the battery pack out of the computer. Once the screws are removed, slide the battery pack out of the computer. Once the screws are removed, slide the battery pack out of the computer.
  • Once the screws are removed, slide the battery pack out of the computer.

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Remove all 6.5 mm Philips head screws on the back cover of the laptop with a Philips #00 screwdriver. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back cover from the laptop. Be aware that static discharge can cause damage to sensitive electrical components within the computer.  To avoid this you can wear an anti-static wrist strap.
  • Remove all 6.5 mm Philips head screws on the back cover of the laptop with a Philips #00 screwdriver.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back cover from the laptop.

  • Be aware that static discharge can cause damage to sensitive electrical components within the computer. To avoid this you can wear an anti-static wrist strap.

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This laptop does not have a RAM present. Follow instructions to replace your own. Evenly press down on the clips on either side of the RAM stick. To pull out the RAM stick, be sure to align the notches on the RAM stick with the notches in the RAM holder.
  • This laptop does not have a RAM present. Follow instructions to replace your own.

  • Evenly press down on the clips on either side of the RAM stick.

  • To pull out the RAM stick, be sure to align the notches on the RAM stick with the notches in the RAM holder.

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Remove the ribbon by flipping up the tabs and using the black tweezers to gently pull the ribbon out from both ends. Remove the ribbon by flipping up the tabs and using the black tweezers to gently pull the ribbon out from both ends.
  • Remove the ribbon by flipping up the tabs and using the black tweezers to gently pull the ribbon out from both ends.

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Remove the tape from the card. Disconnect the wires using the #4 black spudger tool. Disconnect the wires using the #4 black spudger tool.
  • Remove the tape from the card.

  • Disconnect the wires using the #4 black spudger tool.

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Remove the 3mm Phillips head screw with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3mm Phillips head screw with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Pull up on the wireless card and remove it from the device. Pull up on the wireless card and remove it from the device.
  • Pull up on the wireless card and remove it from the device.

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Remove the 3 mm Philips head screw that connects the CD drive to motherboard with a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the 3 mm Philips head screw that connects the CD drive to motherboard with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3 mm Philips head screw that connects the CD drive to motherboard with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Gently pull the CD drive out, disconnecting it from the motherboard connector marked in blue. Gently pull the CD drive out, disconnecting it from the motherboard connector marked in blue.
  • Gently pull the CD drive out, disconnecting it from the motherboard connector marked in blue.

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The ribbon and wire must be moved out of the way of the fan. Using a black tweezer tool, lift the tab holding the ribbon in place and then gently pull it out. Using the same tweezer tool, again lift the tab holding the wires in place and gently pull them out.
  • The ribbon and wire must be moved out of the way of the fan.

  • Using a black tweezer tool, lift the tab holding the ribbon in place and then gently pull it out.

  • Using the same tweezer tool, again lift the tab holding the wires in place and gently pull them out.

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Unscrew the two 3mm Phillips head screws on each fan using the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Unscrew the two 3mm Phillips head screws on each fan using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the two 3mm Phillips head screws on each fan using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Unscrew the four, 3mm Phillips head screws holding the last piece to the laptop using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Gently pull the cooling fan with heat sink off the laptop and set aside. Gently pull the cooling fan with heat sink off the laptop and set aside.
  • Unscrew the four, 3mm Phillips head screws holding the last piece to the laptop using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Gently pull the cooling fan with heat sink off the laptop and set aside.

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Disconnect all of the ribbons by lifting the tabs and gently pulling them out. Disconnect all of the ribbons by lifting the tabs and gently pulling them out. Disconnect all of the ribbons by lifting the tabs and gently pulling them out.
  • Disconnect all of the ribbons by lifting the tabs and gently pulling them out.

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Remove the wires from the motherboard using the tweezers. Remove the wires from the motherboard using the tweezers. Remove the wires from the motherboard using the tweezers.
  • Remove the wires from the motherboard using the tweezers.

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Remove all seven of the 3mm Phillips head screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove all seven of the 3mm Phillips head screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Gently lift the motherboard from the back of the laptop. Gently lift the motherboard from the back of the laptop. Gently lift the motherboard from the back of the laptop.
  • Gently lift the motherboard from the back of the laptop.

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Conclusão

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

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