Parts

No parts required.

  1. Open the laptop so the keyboard is facing you and the locate the thin plastic cover located directly above the keyboard.
    • Open the laptop so the keyboard is facing you and the locate the thin plastic cover located directly above the keyboard.

    • Using your fingers, remove this long piece of plastic gently.

    • Do not apply too much force when removing the cover piece as it can break.

  2. Remove the two 4.8 mm type-0 Phillips head screws located underneath the plastic cover piece.
    • Remove the two 4.8 mm type-0 Phillips head screws located underneath the plastic cover piece.

    • Starting at the top, gently raise the keyboard enough to remove it from the socket.

    • DO NOT pull out the keyboard after its out of its socket. The keyboard is connected to the hard drive through a data cable and removing forcefully could damage the cable and laptop.

    • Locate the data cable that is connected to the motherboard.

    • Pull the white ZIF connector towards the screen to remove it.

    • Pull the black ribbon cable away from the screen.

    • With the black ribbon cable now disconnected, remove the keyboard from its housing.

    • Close your laptop and flip it over.

    • Remove the 13 screws circled in image 2.

    • Gently disconnect the ribbon cable.

    • Gently disconnect the multicolored cable.

    • Gently pull the top case from the bottom case of the laptop.

    • Unscrew the two screws on the hinge. (Be careful to not damage nearby wires)

    • Both hinges shown, but replacing both may not be necessary.

    • Congratulations, you may now remove and replace your hinge!

    • Follow these steps in reverse order to reassemble your laptop.

Conclusion

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

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Will this work for a Toshiba satellite l655 model

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