Introduction

Use this guide to replace the hard drive in a Toshiba Satellite E45t-B4300.

Image 1/2: Remove the following two 4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the following two 4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Power off your laptop before continuing.

  • Remove the following two 4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Slide the battery out towards you.

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  • Remove the following twelve 4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Use a spudger to depress the six white clips connecting the plastic cover

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  • Run the spudger or a plastic card around the entire laptop to release the rest of the clips.

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  • Remove the cover and set to the side.

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Image 1/3: Pull out the ribbons from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Pull out the ribbons from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Pull out the ribbons from the motherboard.
  • Use the point end of the spudger to lift the the clips that attach the two ribbons to the motherboard.

  • Pull out the ribbons from the motherboard.

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  • Use an opening tool or your fingers to lift the hard drive out of the laptop.

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  • Unplug the hard drive from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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