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Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement

What you need

  1. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug and power off the laptop.

    • Unscrew the two 9 mm Phillips #1screws holding the battery in place.

  2. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Grab the battery and pull it away from the laptop to remove it.

    • This doesn't require a lot of effort, so you don't have to pull too hard.

  3. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement, Back Panel: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the 10 9.0 mm screws holding the back panel on using a Phillips head #1 screwdriver.

  4. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Using a metal spudger can damage sensitive components.

    • Insert a metal spudger tool in the seam between the back cover and the laptop itself. Gently run the spudger around the edge to pop the cover off.

  5. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Pry up the back panel from the rest of the laptop using a spudger.

    • It is best to start around the USB port and work your way around the edge until the panel completely snaps off.

  6. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the two rubber stops upward to move them out of the way and free the hard drive.

  7. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the hard drive to the right towards the stops. This disconnects it from the motherboard.

    • This will require some force to slide the hard drive.

  8. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Hard Drive Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • The hard drive can be lifted out for replacement.

Conclusion

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

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