Introduction

This guide can be used to locate, remove, and replace the hard drive on your Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5112. This guide is very simple, and details one of the most common types of repairs for this type of computer.

  1. Unplug your laptop from any source of power.
    • Unplug your laptop from any source of power.

    • Lay your laptop on a soft, clean surface as shown.

    • Using a metal spudger, remove the two rubber grips on the bottom face of the laptop, located closest to the hinge.

    • The grips may be brittle. Be careful when removing them with the metal spudger in order to not damage them.

  2. Remove the (10) 5mm Phillips 0 screws, that secure the back plate to the computer.
    • Remove the (10) 5mm Phillips 0 screws, that secure the back plate to the computer.

    • Starting on the edge, that is opposite the hinge, use plastic opening tools to pry the back plate away from the computer.

    • Loosen the three non-hinge edges.

    • Leave a plastic opening tool in the corners to ensure that one side does not snap close before you are done opening the others.

    • DO NOT lift the back plate away from the computer; it is still connected to the motherboard.

    • To loosen the back plate, lift it very slightly, and gently pull it away from the hinge.

    • Flip the back plate open, towards the power button, making certain to not pull on the ribbon cable that connects the back plate to the motherboard.

    • Use a plastic opeining tool to detach the side of the ribbon cable connected to the computer by prying up gently on the small black lever at the point of attachment.

    • Remove the (4) 3mm Phillips 0 screws connecting the battery to the computer.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the side of the battery that is closest to the long edge of the computer.

    • As you are pulling the battery away from the computer, unplug it from the side furthest from the long edge of the computer.

    • There may be a lot of resistence when unplugging the battery, so it is helpful to wiggle the male side of the plug back and forth as you remove it.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to detach the hard drive's ribbon cable from the computer. Gently lift the black lever at cable's point of attachment to the computer to release it.

    • Lift the hard drive from the computer, starting with the edge adjacent to the empty battery slot

    • There may be some resistence as you remove the hard drive. Wiggling it up and down as you pull it away from the computer will help combat this.

Conclusion

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

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