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Introduction

I have described how to open and fully disassemble an laptop Toshiba Satellite P885 (more exact, P855-339). The info is for any Toshiba Satellite P855 or P850.

also how to repair the hinge (broken, I have dropped the laptop on the floor).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OfPH12F...

  1. To open the laptop, first you have to unscrew the back-screws. 1. remove the plastic/rubber caps 2. unscrew the 12 screws.
    • To open the laptop, first you have to unscrew the back-screws.

    • 1. remove the plastic/rubber caps

    • 2. unscrew the 12 screws.

    • ATTN: Do not forget!

    • unplug the laptop from power source & remove the batery

    • unscrew the 3 tiny screws behind the battery

    • keep the lid closed till later on

  2. Here you have some details regarding the back of the laptop. After you got read of the back cover you can access the following: 1. WIFI card - Easy to change / replace  There are two cables attached to it. Remove them, then unscrew the screw that holds the card in place and lift gently up - DONE. 2. HDD / SSD. All you have to do is grab and pull the ribbon (as in photo). There are a few extra steps to change it.
    • Here you have some details regarding the back of the laptop. After you got read of the back cover you can access the following:

    • 1. WIFI card - Easy to change / replace There are two cables attached to it. Remove them, then unscrew the screw that holds the card in place and lift gently up - DONE.

    • 2. HDD / SSD. All you have to do is grab and pull the ribbon (as in photo). There are a few extra steps to change it.

  3. Now to remove or change the keyboard 1. Insert gently the cutte (or other sharp tool) and press towards the screen & flip up slowly. To remove it completely unplug the two connectors.
    • Now to remove or change the keyboard

    • 1. Insert gently the cutte (or other sharp tool) and press towards the screen & flip up slowly.

    • To remove it completely unplug the two connectors.

    • After removing the keyboard you find:

    • 1.ECO Button

    • 2. Sound

    • 3. Power button

    • 4. Mouse pad

  4. remove all the screws as shown in the images. remove all the screws as shown in the images. remove all the screws as shown in the images.
    • remove all the screws as shown in the images.

  5. Opening the case is easy, follow the steps as shown. To change / remove the speakers remove the screws. To change  / remove the Eco/3D button or power button, yo have to remove first the speakers.
    • Opening the case is easy, follow the steps as shown.

    • To change / remove the speakers remove the screws.

    • To change / remove the Eco/3D button or power button, yo have to remove first the speakers.

  6. Still more steps to come :), probably till 12... so min 6 more. I will show you how to repair a broken hinge (plastic broken) - easy. I will show you how to repair a broken hinge (plastic broken) - easy.
    • Still more steps to come :), probably till 12... so min 6 more.

    • I will show you how to repair a broken hinge (plastic broken) - easy.

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  8. Remove the fan cable
    • Remove the fan cable

    • If you want to change the CPU fan, there are 2 screws that you have to remove (picture)

  9. Broken hinge, detailed photo Broken hinge, detailed photo Broken hinge, detailed photo
    • Broken hinge, detailed photo

  10. Repairing the broken hinge [detailed photo] Repairing the broken hinge [detailed photo] Repairing the broken hinge [detailed photo]
    • Repairing the broken hinge [detailed photo]

  11. do not forget about the grey cable attached on the bottom side. When reattaching the cable, put some thermal paste on the contact (gray cable) When reattaching the cable, put some thermal paste on the contact (gray cable)
    • do not forget about the grey cable attached on the bottom side.

    • When reattaching the cable, put some thermal paste on the contact (gray cable)

  12. insert the plastic dowel pin from bottom-up and level it inside at the same height with other screw holes insert the plastic dowel pin from bottom-up and level it inside at the same height with other screw holes insert the plastic dowel pin from bottom-up and level it inside at the same height with other screw holes
    • insert the plastic dowel pin from bottom-up and level it inside at the same height with other screw holes

  13. follow the pics follow the pics follow the pics
    • follow the pics

  14. add some thermalpaste to the gray cable add some thermalpaste to the gray cable
    • add some thermalpaste to the gray cable

  15. Cut the excess plastic from the dowel pin Put some super-glue to fix it in place Put some super-glue to fix it in place
    • Cut the excess plastic from the dowel pin

    • Put some super-glue to fix it in place

  16. I have glued some foam near the speakers in order to protect the aerea I have glued some foam near the speakers in order to protect the aerea I have glued some foam near the speakers in order to protect the aerea
    • I have glued some foam near the speakers in order to protect the aerea

  17. Glue inside the  plastic dowel pin Use thermal paste to fix the gray cable (i have used silver paste) Use thermal paste to fix the gray cable (i have used silver paste)
    • Glue inside the plastic dowel pin

    • Use thermal paste to fix the gray cable (i have used silver paste)

Conclusion

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

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