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Help for removing motherboard from laptop

Removing a motherboard from a laptop can be quite intimidating but it seems alot harder than it actually is.
The first time I attempted to do this I gave up after about10 screws I never even reached the internals. I needed to remove my motherboard so my friend could re-solder the power adapter. My adapter still work as long as I clamped the cord against my laptop but eventually that stopped working and I had to do the deed.
The second time I went in I drew a diagram actually I drew three of them and it was a life saver I highly recommend you do the same. Here's how:
Of course you will start at the bottom of your laptop draw a diagram of everything you see, make note of every screw (I drew circles with a sharpie) you see, draw the lines just as they appear even draw the label it will help. As you remove each screw tape the screw to the diagram that way you will know where every screw belongs. After you have removed all the outer screws make another diagram that indicates all the inner screws and tape them as you remove them. Only diagram and remove screws that are attaching the case to the mother board do not make note or remove the screws on the motherboard such as the screws on the fan or cpu etc.
You will now flip your laptop over and start on the keyboard. Every laptop is different you may have to remove a component around the hinges consult the manufactures website before hand. When you are ready to remove the keyboard do so the make another diagram indicating where the screws are then remove them and tape the as well.
When the time comes to reassemble you will have no trouble doing so.
Good Luck.

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Hi! thank you so much for the answer master vinodgill07 but unfortunately i already tried to removed the battery of the bios and even tried to ground it but still it wont work. my bios batt is actually not inserted and still before you can do anything you have to provide the password first...as in you cant do anything on my laptop. again my laptop is Toshiba satellite pro 4600


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Many motherboards feature a set of jumpers or dipswitches that will clear the CMOS and wipe all of the custom settings including BIOS passwords. The locations of these jumpers / dipswitches will vary depending on the motherboard manufacturer and ideally you should always refer to the motherboard or computer manufacturers documentation. If the documentation is unavailable, the jumpers/dipswitches can sometimes be found along the edge of the motherboard, next to the CMOS battery, or near the processor. Some manufacturers may label the jumper / dipswitch CLEAR - CLEAR CMOS - CLR - CLRPWD - PASSWD - PASSWORD - PWD. On laptop computers, the dipswitches are usually found under the keyboard or within a compartment at the bottom of the laptop. Please remember to unplug your PC and use a grounding strip before reaching into your PC and touching the motherboard. Once you locate and rest the jumper switches, turn the computer on and check if the password has been cleared. If it has, turn the computer off and return the jumpers or dipswitches to its original position.
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