Introduction

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

  1. Power off your laptop before continuing. 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.

  2. Slide the battery out towards you.
    • Slide the battery out towards you.

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

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

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

  7. Remove the cover and set to the side.
    • Remove the cover and set to the side.

  8. 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. 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.

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

  10. Unplug the hard drive from the motherboard. Unplug the hard drive from the motherboard.
    • Unplug the hard drive from the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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