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Introduction

Use this guide to replace or upgrade the hard drive in your Toshiba Satellite L305-S5946. If your hard drive is faulty or you want more storage, you should replace the hard drive.

  1. Turn the laptop upside-down.
    • Turn the laptop upside-down.

    • Position the laptop so that the display hinges are facing away from you.

  2. Slide the left battery bay latch to the left.
    • Slide the left battery bay latch to the left.

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  4. Slide the right battery bay latch to the right and hold. While holding onto the latch, use a plastic opening tool to lift and remove the battery bay cover. Remove the battery.
    • Slide the right battery bay latch to the right and hold.

    • While holding onto the latch, use a plastic opening tool to lift and remove the battery bay cover.

    • Remove the battery.

  5. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to loosen the two screws on the bottom left-hand side of the hard drive cover.
    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to loosen the two screws on the bottom left-hand side of the hard drive cover.

    • Turn each screw until you hear a click.

    • These are captive panel screws and remain with the cover.

  6. Lift the hard drive cover using a non-marring plastic opening tool. This will expose the hard drive.
    • Lift the hard drive cover using a non-marring plastic opening tool.

    • This will expose the hard drive.

  7. Slide the hard drive to the left using your fingers. Insert a plastic opening tool under the right side of the hard drive. Carefully lift and remove the hard drive.
    • Slide the hard drive to the left using your fingers.

    • Insert a plastic opening tool under the right side of the hard drive.

    • Carefully lift and remove the hard drive.

Conclusion

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

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