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Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.
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Introduction

Welcome to the Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875 CCFL Tube Replacement guide page. This guide uses both visual and written instructions in a step by step manner to help you replace the damaged CCFL tube in your screen with a brand new one.

Open the laptop so that you can see the screen.
  • Open the laptop so that you can see the screen.

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Remove the four rubber inserts from the four corners of the screen. Once removed, unscrew and remove the four screws found beneath the four rubber inserts.
  • Remove the four rubber inserts from the four corners of the screen.

  • Once removed, unscrew and remove the four screws found beneath the four rubber inserts.

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Use the plastic opening tool to separate the front panel of the laptop from the back panel, pulling the front panel off the laptop. Gently pull the back panel approximately 1 inch away from the screen. Warning: Following step will detach screen from casing. Use caution.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the front panel of the laptop from the back panel, pulling the front panel off the laptop.

  • Gently pull the back panel approximately 1 inch away from the screen.

  • Warning: Following step will detach screen from casing. Use caution.

  • Unscrew and remove the 4 screws on the left and right side of the screen; 8 screws in total.

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Lay screen down on keyboard. On the back of the screen, locate the ribbon cable that connects the screen to the computer. Remove the tape from the cable if it is present. Carefully remove the ribbon cable by pulling it out of it's socket.
  • Lay screen down on keyboard.

  • On the back of the screen, locate the ribbon cable that connects the screen to the computer. Remove the tape from the cable if it is present.

  • Carefully remove the ribbon cable by pulling it out of it's socket.

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At the bottom of the screen, locate the pink and white wires. Unplug the connector from the circuit board by gently pulling it out. Unplug the connector from the circuit board by gently pulling it out.
  • At the bottom of the screen, locate the pink and white wires.

  • Unplug the connector from the circuit board by gently pulling it out.

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Congratulations, you have just removed your screen!
  • Congratulations, you have just removed your screen!

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With the screen now removed from the computer, remove the two screws from the screen's metal enclosure. In addition to removing the screws, remove the tape on the edge of the screen.
  • With the screen now removed from the computer, remove the two screws from the screen's metal enclosure.

  • In addition to removing the screws, remove the tape on the edge of the screen.

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Using a plastic opening tool, unhook the latches on the side of the screen's metal enclosure. Once all of the latches are unhooked, genitally pull the metal case up to expose the CCFL tube. Once all of the latches are unhooked, genitally pull the metal case up to expose the CCFL tube.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, unhook the latches on the side of the screen's metal enclosure.

  • Once all of the latches are unhooked, genitally pull the metal case up to expose the CCFL tube.

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With the bad CCFL tube now accessible, very carefully remove it from the screen housing. With the spent CCFL tube now removed, replace it with the new replacement tube in the appropriate slot.
  • With the bad CCFL tube now accessible, very carefully remove it from the screen housing.

  • With the spent CCFL tube now removed, replace it with the new replacement tube in the appropriate slot.

  • Note: Make sure you do not break the CCFL tube, as the contents within the tube are toxic to humans.

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Conclusion

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

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