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Toshiba Portege R30-A Disassembly

This article mainly describes how to disassemble Toshiba Portege R30-A notebook, from this article, you will learn how to remove and replace the battery, hard drive, memory, wireless card, cooling fan, speakers and motherboard of this notebook.

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Unlock and remove the battery.

The laptop features a 5800mah Li-ion battery, Toshiba P/N: PABAS277.

Remove four screws that securing the hard drive cover.
Pry up and remove the hard drive cover.

This Portege R30-A comes with a 500GB 5400RPM hard drive.

It has two RAM slots, the laptop comes with one RAM, so you can upgrade ram simply.
The Toshiba Portege R30-A comes with a Samsung 4GB DDR3L-1600MHz RAM.

Remove all screws from the bottom case.
Pry up and remove the bottom case.

When the bottom case removed, you can get access to the internal components, including the optical drive, heat sink, cooling fan, wireless card, USB board and motherboard.

Disconnect optical drive cable from the motherboard and take it out.

Toshiba Portege R30-A features a Panasonic 9.5MM UJ8E2 optical drive.

Remove the yellow cable.

When the yellow cable removed, you can access wireless card and CMOS battery.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card.
Disconnect two antenna cables. You can remove the card.

Wireless card

Remove two screws securing the heat sink.
Remove two screws securing the cooling fan.


Cooling fan

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  1. Hello – it would be interesting here, to include a photo session of the additional procedures required to actually remove and replace the motherboard of the Protege R30-A completely or, url would be quit a splendor!
    Thank you for the work!
    Peter G.

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