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.

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 sure to be careful when removing them with the metal spudger, in order to not damage them.

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Remove the (10) 5mm Phillips 0 screws, that secure the back plate to the computer, using a 64 bit driver kit.
  • Remove the (10) 5mm Phillips 0 screws, that secure the back plate to the computer, using a 64 bit driver kit.

  • It may be helpful to keep the screws in a small container, to make sure that they are not misplaced.

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  • 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 pry 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Remove the (4) 3mm Phillips 0 screws connecting the battery to the computer using a 64 bit driver kit.

  • It may be helpful to keep the screws in a small container, as to not misplace them.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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