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.

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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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. Open the motherboard access cover.
  • 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. Using a Philips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the 1.5mm screw located near the left edge of the opening near the mother board.
  • 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. Gently pull the entire disk drive assembly out.
  • 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.
  • 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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