Sunday, June 26, 2016

Toshiba Satellite Laptop – E205 - Disassembling - How to remove the keyboard How to replace the Optical drive – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the keyboard 
  • How to remove the case 
  • How to remove the CD Drive 

Toshiba Satellite E205

With the battery away from you, slide the locking clips out.
The left clip stays, the right clip is spring loaded. Slide the battery away from you.
Use a spudger to carefully pry up the keyboard screw cover.
Remove the two screws securing the keyboard to the chassis.
Carefully tilt the keyboard towards you and release the ribbon cables.
Use a spudger if needed to release the latch. The latch slides out. The keyboard is now free and can be set aside.
Remove the five black screws
Remove the one silver screw
Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.
Using a spudger, remove the seven rubber inserts.
The feet only go in one location on the bottom of the laptop, so save yourself some time and track where they go.
Remove the six silver screws.
Remove the one black screw.
Stand the laptop up on end.
Remove the two rubber inserts from the back of the laptop. One insert is on each side of the laptop.
Remove the two screews.
Carefully work a spudger in the crack at the back of the laptop and separate the small rubberized section from the bottom of the laptop.
Remove the four screws.
Disconnect the black wireless antenna lead.
The bottom of the laptop is now ready to lift off.
Carefully work a spudger around the seam of the laptop separating the bottom from the rest of the laptop.
There is a data connection at the front of the laptop that needs to be disconnected.
Use a spuder to carefully disconnect the wire from the motherboard. Once this is free the bottom will come off.
Locate optical drive
Remove the three screws securing the optical drive.
Slide the optical drive away from the motherboard, and carefully lift up.