Introduction

This guide will help the user replace the disk drive on the Toshiba Satellite P855-S5312 . Reasons for replacement include jammed or unresponsive disk. Philips size 0, Tools required for task are phillips size 0 Screwdriver, Plastic Opening Tools, and Pointed edge tool.

  1. Turn laptop upside down  with the spine facing towards you and locate the two tabs on the top of the back panel.
    • Turn laptop upside down with the spine facing towards you and locate the two tabs on the top of the back panel.

    • Move the sliders to the left and right to release the tabs holding the battery in.

    • While the tabs are pushed outwards, remove the battery from the device.

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  2. Once laptop is turned over with the spine facing you, locate the large L shape panel.
    • Once laptop is turned over with the spine facing you, locate the large L shape panel.

    • Using a Philips #0 screwdriver unscrew the 1.5mm screw towards the bottom of the laptop.

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    • Open the motherboard access cover.

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    • Using a Philips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the 1.5mm screw located near the left edge of the opening near the mother board.

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    • Gently pull the entire disk drive assembly out.

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    • Flip your device over and rotate the side of the optical drive over to you.

    • Unclip the clips on the side of the automatic release.

    • Use a paper clip or small needle tool to insert in the manual release located on the right of the automatic release button.

    • Once released slide the aluminum case out.

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Conclusion

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

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