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My Toshiba 5105 S701 motherboard went bad.  I bought another motherboard
on ebay and am trying to take the laptop apart.  I only spent $25.00 on
the motherboard, so I don't have anything to loose.  I am having trouble
taking the unit apart.  I have all the visible screws out but something
is holding it together in the middle.  Dou you have any ideas on what I
can do?


Re: taking laptop apart

You really need to get a service manual.  Otherwise, your chances of
destroying the laptop (motherboard not withstanding) are pretty high.

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Re: taking laptop apart

Check out the following site:

http://www.irisvista.com/tech /

Your precise model may not be there but there may be one which is fairly
close.  My Toshiba 2455 case and placement of parts are very close to a
Toshiba A20, and the instructions at this site were very helpful.


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I recently replaced the hinges on a Toshiba A15.  (I don't know if it is
similar to yours or not.)  The material on irisvista.com noted by Dan was
very useful.  I doubt I would have been able to complete the job without it.

On my Toshiba, after removing the umpteen jillion screws from the back of
the case, I had to pry off the plastic strip directly above the keyboard.  I
could then remove the 3 screws that secured the keyboard.  Under the
keyboard there is an aluminum plate that protects the motherboard from the
cable for the keyboard.  The screw that held that plate in was the final one
that allowed getting the case apart.

Barry's comment about the manual is very appropriate -- this is not a job
for the faint of heart!

Good luck,


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