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Introduction

Follow this guide to remove the back cover of the Toshiba L55 laptop. This requires partially removing the DVD SuperMultiDrive, as a metal tab is trapped underneath it.

  1. Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement, Remove the RAM cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you begin, be sure to power down your laptop.

    • Flip the laptop over so that the back cover is facing up.

    • Unscrew the captive Phillips screw securing the RAM cover.

  2. Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Lift up the edge of the RAM cover and remove it.

  3. Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement, Disconnect the ethernet connector cable: step 3, image 1 of 3 Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement, Disconnect the ethernet connector cable: step 3, image 2 of 3 Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement, Disconnect the ethernet connector cable: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Use an opening tool to pry up the ethernet connector cable from its socket near the RAM module.

    • Disconnect the cable.

    • During reassembly, make sure you re-insert this connector right-side-up. The connector is keyed to plug in only one orientation, so if it doesn't slide into place easily, turn it around and try the other way.

  4. Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the thirteen 6.8 mm long Phillips screws securing the back cover.

  5. Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the point of an opening pick in the seam between the SuperMultiDrive and the rest of the back cover.

    • Push the SuperMultiDrive's lip away from the back cover to disconnect the drive.

    • Slide the drive out of the bay and remove it from the laptop.

  6. Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • The back cover is still held in place by plastic clips.

    • Insert the point of an opening pick into the back cover seam near the ethernet port.

    • Twist the pick to release the plastic clips along the edge.

  7. Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 3 Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 3 Toshiba Satellite L55-A Back Cover Replacement: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Grasp the loosened back case edge with your hand and lift it slowly away from the laptop. The remaining clips should release with ease.

    • If you meet significant resistance, stop and check for forgotten screws.

    • Remove the back cover.

    • To reinstall the back cover, align the cover and press along the edges to snap the clips back in place.

Conclusion

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

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