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Introduction

A quick guide on how to replace a faulty heat sink in a Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5108.

Follow this guide to reapply thermal paste.

  1. Flip over the device so that the model stickers are facing up.
    • Flip over the device so that the model stickers are facing up.

  2. Move the right notch to the unlock position by sliding it to the right.
    • Move the right notch to the unlock position by sliding it to the right.

  3. Hold the left notch in an unlocked position with one hand and use the other hand to slide the battery out.
    • Hold the left notch in an unlocked position with one hand and use the other hand to slide the battery out.

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  5. Remove the Phillips #0 screw from the memory cover.
    • Remove the Phillips #0 screw from the memory cover.

  6. Grasp the side of the hard drive opposite the circular battery, and carefully pull out the drive by moving it away from the circular battery.
    • Grasp the side of the hard drive opposite the circular battery, and carefully pull out the drive by moving it away from the circular battery.

  7. Remove the 16 screws holding the back cover with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Pry the cover off with an opening tool. Gently remove the cover with your hands and place to the side.
    • Remove the 16 screws holding the back cover with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Pry the cover off with an opening tool.

    • Gently remove the cover with your hands and place to the side.

  8. Remove the four Phillips #0 screws from each corner of the heat sink. Gently lift the heat sink out of the computer.
    • Remove the four Phillips #0 screws from each corner of the heat sink.

    • Gently lift the heat sink out of the computer.

Conclusion

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

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