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Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5200 Motherboard Replacement

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This guide teaches you how to replace the motherboard in a Toshiba Satellite C655 series laptop.

This guide teaches you how to replace the motherboard in a Toshiba Satellite C655 series laptop.

Sections

Step 1 Remove some screws  ¶ 

Remove the twelve "F6"/M2.5x6 screws.

Step 1 Remove some screws  ¶ 

  • Remove the twelve "F6"/M2.5x6 screws.

  • Remove the two "F2" screws under where the battery was.

  • Remove the "F3" screw securing the optical drive, and slide the optical drive out.

  • Remove the two "F2" screws from where the optical drive faceplate was.

  • Remove the memory cover screw, pull the memory door open, and remove the two "F6"/M2.5x6 screws from underneath.

Step 2 Remove keyboard trim  ¶ 

Step 2 Remove keyboard trim  ¶ 

  • Use your fingernail or a spudget to get under the keyboard trim, and pry it up. Go along the keyboard trim, pulling it up.

Step 3 Remove keyboard  ¶ 

Remove the four screws securing the keyboard to the palmrest. Lift the keyboard at the top a little, and pull the keyboard towards the screen, so that you see the locking connector below the keyboard.

Step 3 Remove keyboard  ¶ 

  • Remove the four screws securing the keyboard to the palmrest.

  • Lift the keyboard at the top a little, and pull the keyboard towards the screen, so that you see the locking connector below the keyboard.

  • Push the locking connector's lock towards the screen at both the left and the right points, very gently.

  • Pull the now-loose keyboard cable out of the connector.

Step 4 Remove palmrest cables & palmrest  ¶ 

Remove the three palmrest cables from the motherboard, that being the power button cable, the speaker cable, and the touchpad cable.

Step 4 Remove palmrest cables & palmrest  ¶ 

  • Remove the three palmrest cables from the motherboard, that being the power button cable, the speaker cable, and the touchpad cable.

  • No need to remove any of the other cables yet.

  • Use a spudger to separate the palmrest from the base.

Step 5 Remove fan  ¶ 

Remove the fan cable.

Step 5 Remove fan  ¶ 

  • Remove the fan cable.

  • Remove the two silver-colored fan screws.

  • Remove the single black-colored fan screw.

Step 6 Remove motherboard  ¶ 

Remove the single screw securing the motherboard to the base.

Step 6 Remove motherboard  ¶ 

  • Remove the single screw securing the motherboard to the base.

  • Remove the two wireless antenna connectors.

  • Remove the LCD cable.

  • Lift the motherboard out of the base.

Step 7 Remove the heatsink  ¶ 

Remove the four screws securing the heatsink to the motherboard.

Step 7 Remove the heatsink  ¶ 

  • Remove the four screws securing the heatsink to the motherboard.

  • Remove the processor, memory, and optionally, the clock battery. Install the first two in the replacement motherboard. You're done!