Introduction

This guide teaches you how to replace the motherboard in a Toshiba Satellite C655 series laptop.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

  • With the battery side facing you, first move the right locking latch to the right.

  • Afterwards, move the left spring latch to the left, but keep your finger there, and pull the battery out with your other hand.

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Remove the single screw securing the hard drive cover to the base.
  • Remove the single screw securing the hard drive cover to the base.

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Remove the single screw securing the hard drive caddy to the base.
  • Remove the single screw securing the hard drive caddy to the base.

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This step is unnecessary if you're just removing the hard drive for testing purposes, or to replace the motherboard.
  • This step is unnecessary if you're just removing the hard drive for testing purposes, or to replace the motherboard.

  • Remove the four screws securing the hard drive to the caddy.

  • You're done!

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Remove the twelve "F6"/M2.5x6 screws.
  • Remove the twelve "F6"/M2.5x6 screws.

  • Remove the two "F2" screws under where the battery was.

  • Remove the "F3" screw securing the optical drive, and slide the optical drive out.

  • Remove the two "F2" screws from where the optical drive faceplate was.

  • Remove the memory cover screw, pull the memory door open, and remove the two "F6"/M2.5x6 screws from underneath.

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  • Use your fingernail or a spudget to get under the keyboard trim, and pry it up. Go along the keyboard trim, pulling it up.

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Remove the four screws securing the keyboard to the palmrest. Lift the keyboard at the top a little, and pull the keyboard towards the screen, so that you see the locking connector below the keyboard.
  • Remove the four screws securing the keyboard to the palmrest.

  • Lift the keyboard at the top a little, and pull the keyboard towards the screen, so that you see the locking connector below the keyboard.

  • Push the locking connector's lock towards the screen at both the left and the right points, very gently.

  • Pull the now-loose keyboard cable out of the connector.

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Remove the three palmrest cables from the motherboard, that being the power button cable, the speaker cable, and the touchpad cable.
  • Remove the three palmrest cables from the motherboard, that being the power button cable, the speaker cable, and the touchpad cable.

  • No need to remove any of the other cables yet.

  • Use a spudger to separate the palmrest from the base.

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Remove the fan cable.
  • Remove the fan cable.

  • Remove the two silver-colored fan screws.

  • Remove the single black-colored fan screw.

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Remove the single screw securing the motherboard to the base.
  • Remove the single screw securing the motherboard to the base.

  • Remove the two wireless antenna connectors.

  • Remove the LCD cable.

  • Lift the motherboard out of the base.

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Remove the four screws securing the heatsink to the motherboard.
  • Remove the four screws securing the heatsink to the motherboard.

  • Remove the processor, memory, and optionally, the clock battery. Install the first two in the replacement motherboard. You're done!

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Conclusion

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

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