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Introduction

This guide will show you how to properly remove and replace the Heat Sinks.

Parts

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  1. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Heat Sink 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 Heat Sink Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Heat Sink 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 Heat Sink 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 Heat Sink Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Heat Sink 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 Heat Sink Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Heat Sink 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 Heat Sink Replacement, Heat Sink: step 6, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 Heat Sink Replacement, Heat Sink: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the four 5.0 mm screws holding the heat sink in place using #1 Phillips screwdriver.

    • The 5.0 mm screws can unscrew from the laptop, but stay attached to the heat sink.

    • One of the screws is underneath a ribbon. Be sure to gently move the ribbon out of the way first.

    • Be sure to screw the replacement heat sink in the correct way.

Conclusion

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

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