In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Toshiba Satellite M40t-A to remove and replace the battery, hard drive, RAM, palm rest, wireless network card, speakers, cooling fan, bottom case and motherboard.
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Laptop model: Satellite M40t-A T02s, Toshiba P/N: PSKP2Q-00900C.
Remove all screws from the bottom case.
Pry up and remove the bottom case.
When bottom case removed, you can get access to the battery, heat sink, cooling fan, memory, wireless card, speakers, USB board and motherboard.
Remove all screws securing the battery.
Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard. You can remove the battery.
The laptop comes with a 4160mah Li-ion battery, Toshiba P/N: PA5157U-1BRS.
Remove two screws securing the hard drive.
Disconnect the SATA cable. You can remove the hard drive.
Toshiba Satellite M40t-A features a HOST 500GB 5400RPM hard drive.
Separate the clips.
Remove the memory.
The M40t-A laptop comes with a Micron 4GB DDR3L-1600MHz memory.
Toshiba P/N: P000569660.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card.
Unplug two antenna cables.
Remove the wireless card.
Remove two screws securing the cooling fan.
Disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard. You can remove the cooling fan.
Toshiba Satellite M40t-A cooling fan, OEM by ADDA
Remove three screws securing the heat sink.
Remove the heat sink.
Toshiba Satellite M40t-A heat sink
Disconnect all cables connecting the motherboard.
Lift up the LCD hinges. Remove all screws securing the motherboard.
When the motherboard removed, you can get access to the keyboard and touchpad.
Toshiba Satellite M40t-A speaker module