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How to disassemble Toshiba laptops.

Hey guys, I just plan to start a new website. This site will provide instructions how to disassemble Toshiba laptops. I already created guides for Toshiba Satellite 1415, Toshiba Satellite M35X, and Toshiba Satellite A60/A65. I'm not sure if somebody needs this kind of guides. What do you think?
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good idea!

There are many times where you wished
you could just fix your own machine
and not depend on the hassles of servicing
and the time and energy involved. At the
same time, if you're not careful, you could
actually make things worse or void your
semi-precious warranty. I remember years
ago, that Toshiba was one of the very few
notebook manufacturers that actually provided
you with schematics and disassembly instructions.
not anymore.

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Toshiba Satellite 2435 how to remove LCD. New guide with pic
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Want to make one for fujitsu?

Anybody know where i can find this exact same info for Fujitsu. I got my computer back from service a week ago, and apparently they forgot to screw the USB ports back on, because they keep wigglingside to side and in and out when you plug something in.

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Buit in Mirophone for Toshiba Satellite 2435-s255

I have a Laptop Toshiba Satellite 2435-s255. I wonder if it has a built-in microphone. I am not sure about it. Thanks very much.


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Typically if it has a webcam built in there would also be a microphone, if no web cam, no built in mic.

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New guides with pictures for Toshiba laptops.
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toshiba a45-s121

i have a toshiba a45-s121 and one of my friends dumped a glass of water on it. the following keys do not work now. Q a z s d g b n j. What should I do? I think if I take it apart and clean the contact points then it will work. I need a guide on how to do it. Could you make one? if so please email me at if you can. thank you.

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How to replace cooling fan in toshiba satellite a55?

I need to replace the fan in my laptop and I am having difficulty figuring out how to do so. Can anybody help? Please!

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Don't bury your posts.

Make a nice new one. But I see manuals here so why not use them?

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Toshiba Tecra TE2100
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Toshiba Satellite 1800

One more guide with pictures is ready.
Toshiba Satellite 1800. I believe, a lot of people have this model.
Oh man, it was a long ride. 40 PICTURES!!!
Next week I?ll try to take pictures from Toshiba Satellite P25 (that?s a big one).
You?ll find this guide here:

Good luck!

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Toshiba Satellite P25
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Toshiba Tecra 9100
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Hello CJ

Hello. As I said before, your stuff is very impressive if a bit scary. When you have finished the series you should produce a book on the collection and perhaps a brouchure on the individual models with expanded text.
I'm sure you could provide a welcome service as Toshiba are everywhere. Also the general trend now is for minimum hard copy instructions available to consumers
I imagine you would need some clearance from Toshiba.
Congratulations again on your sterling efforts. Stewart

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Thank you for your support

Hi Stewart,
Thank you for your support. When I see response like yours, I get inspired.

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I have a Toshiba Tecra 8100 and can acquire a Tecra TE2100 (for parts) on eBay. Can I merge the two?

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Nope. You cannot merge 8100 and 2100. Two complete different units.
Buy the way. Do not buy used TE2100. If you see it - run! I repaired over 100 of these laptops. 95% the same issue - bad connection between system board and power board (result-unit will not boot up).

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(NT) How did you repair the connections?
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What about HP's?

Great idea. Do you know any similar sites that will explain how to take apart HP Pavilion laptops? Thanks.

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Toshiba Portege 4010 teardown guide with pictures
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Disassemble and repair Toshiba Tecra S1
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Tecra S1 video card repair

Dear Experts,
I would be very thankful for any help on this problem.
Looks like on my Toshiba Tecra S1 notebook (part No. PT831U-1111X7B) the video card (Radeon M 9000) is broken.
There are vertical and horizontal smooth shake lines on the LCD monitor and the same at the external monitor.
These shake lines are cover the normal picture and it is difficalt to see anything behind such distortion.
Could you give me advise, please, how I can correct it? Can I change the video card only or I should change
the whole mother board?
Thank you in advance,

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toshiba s1 video problem.

Hi, i have the same problem as you on a toshiba s1 laptop. It doesnt look like there is a daughter board on the laptop that you can replace, but im hoping it could possibly be a dry joint(wishfull thinking perhaps). can you tell me if anyone has answered your question? there is the webbie that cj2600 has written (thanks) to which ive asked for more info on a brown cable from cj2600 to help me with. Maybe he could point us both in the right direction on this matter (fingers x)
here's his url

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Toshiba Satellite A55, Satellite M55, Tecra A3 guides
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How to clean cooling fan for Toshiba A55 Series

Thanks for showing us how to remove the key board.

I would appreciate if some one can show me how to clean the cooling fan. thanks in advance. My email id is

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How to disassemble Toshiba Satellite P30.
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Toshiba 1905-S301 problem

I think the guide is a great idea.....i am wanting to take my toshiba 1905-s301 apart....out of nowhere it will power down, lights out without warning, im thinking it may be the fan or the hrad drive......have you encountered any problems like this on my type of model?

i am running xp home, 256mb, 40g HD, 1.9ghz pentium 4

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(NT) (NT) correction: Toshiba Satellite 1905-S301

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