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


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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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