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How to remove the bottom of toshiba laptop?

I have the overheating problem with it, and i thought i should clean the insides , but as i tried to take it apart, i got stuck in the middle.. I didnt wana brake anything, but it seemed like theres 2 screws in middle , connecting bottom and keyboard , and i couldnt find a way how to open it properly so i could clean it . maybe someone could explain a dumb girl how to do it ? thank you.

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My Toshiba L305-S5875 Laptop seems to be overheating, especially when I'm watching videos. I'm sure that I just need to clean it out, but I can't figure out how to open the case. I removed...


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or this might be yours or close enough to help you get inside it, there will be a pound of stuff stuck in between the heatsink and the fan.


http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L355D/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

Jun 10, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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Fix OVERHEATING Notebook


This is one of the most common problems with Toshiba laptops we deal with.
Indications of laptop overheating problem:
  1. The keyboard and the bottom of your laptop are very hot when the laptop is working.
  2. The CPU fans are working all the time at maximum rotation speed and operate much louder than before.
  3. The laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without warning. When it just started, the laptop was shutting down after 1-2 hours and how it shuts down after 5-10 minutes of operation.
  4. The laptop works fine when it runs idle, but shuts down as soon as you start using any memory demanding applications (DVD player, image editing software, video editing software, etc.).

Solution:
If the CPU heatsink is not clogged with dust and lint completely, you can use canned air and just blow it inside the laptop through the openings on the bottom and on the sides. It’s nice as a precaution measure, but it might not work if your laptop already has a problem and the heatsink is completely clogged.
  1. Open the laptop case, so you can access the CPU fan and the heatsink. In some cases you can access the heatsink through the latch on the bottom of the laptop. Sometimes (for example Toshiba Satellite A135) you have to open the laptop case all the way down.
  2. Carefully disconnect the fan cables on the system board and remove the fan. If the fan makes unusual sound when it spins (grinding sound), I would recommend to replace the fan.
  3. Clean the fan and the heatsink with compressed air.
  4. I would also recommend removing old thermal grease from the CPU and applying new grease for better heat conductivity.

on Mar 15, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

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My laptop shut down after powering out with no warning and will not restart.... Toshiba L550 screen stays black but when I hit the enter key it beeps........any suggestions


“My Toshiba laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without any warning. Sometimes it works fine for hours, sometimes it shuts down in 10-15 minutes.” This complaint we hear from our customers over and over again. About 15-20% of all Toshiba laptops we get for repair, suffer from an overheating problem. Yep, OVERHEATING!
This is one of the most common problems with Toshiba laptops we deal with.
Indications of laptop overheating problem:
  1. The keyboard and the bottom of your laptop are very hot when the laptop is working.
  2. The CPU fans are working all the time at maximum rotation speed and operate much louder than before.
  3. The laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without warning. When it just started, the laptop was shutting down after 1-2 hours and how it shuts down after 5-10 minutes of operation.
  4. The laptop works fine when it runs idle, but shuts down as soon as you start using any memory demanding applications (DVD player, image editing software, video editing software, etc.).

Solution:
If the CPU heatsink is not clogged with dust and lint completely, you can use canned air and just blow it inside the laptop through the openings on the bottom and on the sides. It’s nice as a precaution measure, but it might not work if your laptop already has a problem and the heatsink is completely clogged.
  1. Open the laptop case, so you can access the CPU fan and the heatsink. In some cases you can access the heatsink through the latch on the bottom of the laptop. Sometimes (for example Toshiba Satellite A70/A75) you have to open the laptop case all the way down.
  2. Carefully disconnect the fan cables on the system board and remove the fan. If the fan makes unusual sound when it spins (grinding sound), I would recommend to replace the fan.
  3. Clean the fan and the heatsink with compressed air.
  4. I would also recommend removing old thermal grease from the CPU and applying new grease for better heat conductivity.

May 04, 2010 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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OVERHEAT PROBLEM HAS BEEN DISPLAYED ON THE SCREEN AND I WAS ORDERED TO SHUT DOWN THE UNIT


Its probably your CPU overheating.

Disconnect the power, remove the battery.

Try and take any plates off the bottom of your laptop.
and clean out any dust collected there with a bristle paint brush.

Make sure all vents are clear and try again.


May 03, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A10-S403D PC Notebook

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My laptop gets heat and shutdown


“My Toshiba laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without any warning. Sometimes it works fine for hours, sometimes it shuts down in 10-15 minutes.” This complaint we hear from our customers over and over again. About 15-20% of all Toshiba laptops we get for repair, suffer from an overheating problem. Yep, OVERHEATING!
This is one of the most common problems with Toshiba laptops we deal with.
Indications of laptop overheating problem:
  1. The keyboard and the bottom of your laptop are very hot when the laptop is working.
  2. The CPU fans are working all the time at maximum rotation speed and operate much louder than before.
  3. The laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without warning. When it just started, the laptop was shutting down after 1-2 hours and how it shuts down after 5-10 minutes of operation.
  4. The laptop works fine when it runs idle, but shuts down as soon as you start using any memory demanding applications (DVD player, image editing software, video editing software, etc.).

Solution:
If the CPU heatsink is not clogged with dust and lint completely, you can use canned air and just blow it inside the laptop through the openings on the bottom and on the sides. It’s nice as a precaution measure, but it might not work if your laptop already has a problem and the heatsink is completely clogged.
  1. Open the laptop case, so you can access the CPU fan and the heatsink. In some cases you can access the heatsink through the latch on the bottom of the laptop. Sometimes you have to open the laptop case all the way down.
  2. Carefully disconnect the fan cables on the system board and remove the fan. If the fan makes unusual sound when it spins (grinding sound), I would recommend to replace the fan.
  3. Clean the fan and the heatsink with compressed air.
  4. I would also recommend removing old thermal grease from the CPU and applying new grease for better heat conductivity.

Feb 27, 2010 | Compaq Evo N610C Notebook

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Toshiba laptop will keep shuting off


It is because of the laptop overheating problem. This is a very common problem with and could be easily fixed if you clean the heat sink. If the CPU heatsink is not clogged with dust and lint completely, you can use canned air and just blow it inside the laptop through the openings on the bottom and on the sides. It’s nice as a precaution measure, but it might not work if your laptop already has a problem and the heatsink is completely clogged.
  1. Open the laptop case, so you can access the CPU fan and the heatsink. In some cases you can access the heatsink through the latch on the bottom of the laptop. Sometimes (for example Toshiba Satellite A70/A75) you have to open the laptop case all the way down.
  2. Carefully disconnect the fan cables on the system board and remove the fan. If the fan makes unusual sound when it spins (grinding sound), I would recommend to replace the fan.
  3. Clean the fan and the heatsink with compressed air.
  4. I would also recommend removing old thermal grease from the CPU and applying new grease for better heat conductivity.
(If this tips helpful please rate this solution)

Feb 26, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 Notebook

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Toshiba 215 laptop on, the screen simply reads "Toshiba Innovatio


Hi,
This is a motherboard or BIOS issue.
Remove the adapter and the battery, turn the laptop over and locate the RAM (memory) cover and unscrew it, it will look similar to this >>>
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take out the RAM and clean the contacts and the slots, then reseat the RAM making sure they/it clips into place properly and replace the cover.
You can now try booting the laptop to see if it gets further than the splash screen.

If there's still no joy you may have to remove the CMOS battery (small battery inside the computer), keep it out for 10 minutes, then put it back. (this battery might need replacing)

Here is a complete guide to disassembling the laptop and if you scroll to the bottom of the page you will where the CMOS battery is >>>>




http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/Toshiba-Satellite-A105-Laptop-Overheating-Dust-Removal-Guide/index.html




Good luck.

Aug 20, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 Notebook

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My computer keeps turning on and off. I thought it might be an overheating problem and so i cleaned up my fan and i didn't see any change. It is not also a problem from the battery from the charger or...


I think you were on the right track with overheating. Many laptops have more than one set of input and output air vents. Maybe you cleaned out one but missed another one. Since you said the laptop turns off when you place it on the floor I'd look for partially clogged vents on the bottom of computer. Brush away any external dust on the vents with an old toothbrush. Then try blowing air through the vent holes with one of those cans of compressed air made for dusting off keyboards. Sometimes the dust is buried inside the machine. I once worked on a Sony laptop that I had to take apart to completely clean out the vents.

May 11, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook

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Overheating? Satellite A105-S2021


Hi, We see alot of overheating problems on Toshiba laptops. The problem is there is a build up of dust and hair inside the laptop over the cooling vents. What you can do is buy a can of compressed air and squirt it in bursts thru the vents and hoefully clear the dust. If you are confident enough with a screwdriver, you can do a better job if you take off the bottom panel and clean the dust off yourself. This picture illustrates what Im talking about:

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!!! TOSHIBA SHUT DOWN !!!!!!!


If ventilating helps, check that the vents on the bottom and where the fan blows out warn air are'nt blocked, try gently hoovering around area witha nozzle.

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