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Http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba1415/sat1415_1.htm

ALL power removed; AC adapter (Charger), and Battery; the Switch Cover, Keyboard, and Palm Rest Cover is removed.

The CMOS battery is a coin-cell battery, is in a plastic green 'bag', and has two wires coming out of the 'bag' that end in a small plug.
(Black wire and Red wire end in a White plug)
The plug plugs into the motherboard.

The page numbers are at bottom ,and top.
Page1::Page2::Page3::Find another model - in white.

Click on Page 2, scroll down to Step 17 photo, and click on it.
Close the small window, and now click on Step 18 photo.

A note on the Keyboard Cable;

The Keyboard Cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard.
It removes FROM the motherboard connector.
The Keyboard Cable is a FFC. Flat Flex Cable.

On the motherboard side of the Keyboard Cable, there is NO plug connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Flex_Cable

As you can see there are flat terminal contact strips, instead.
In the motherboard connector there are contact pins, these flat terminal strips line up with.

Even if the Keyboard Cable is twisted, flopped over, or going to Hawaii for vacation; the Keyboard Cable MUST line back up the way it was originally installed.

For this reason you may wish to make a mark, on one side of the cable; and a matching mark on the same side of the connector.
(Sharpee?)
The cable should be 'molded' in place from the heat, and age, so that it is easy to see which way it goes back; but I would not assume. Mark it.

The motherboard connector for the Keyboard Cable, is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
It is composed of two pieces, and rectangular in shape.

The Bottom part is the larger of the two. It is stationary to the motherboard, and is called the BODY.
The Top, or Upper part is the smaller of the two. It is movable, and is called the Locking Bar.

The flat flex cable is slipped into the motherboard connector, and when the Locking Bar is closed; or also can be said as Locked; the Locking Bar wedges the flat flex cable in the Body.

Can't quite see what style of Locking Bar is used in the 1415, so I will show two styles that I believe it's one of.

Slide type:
Closed, (Locked),

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L675D-L670D/big-body/dismantle-laptop-10.jpg

In the photo those two little brown 'tabs', are all you see of the Locking Bar. Thumbnails are used to EASE it open.

Open, (Unlocked),

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L675D-L670D/big-body/dismantle-laptop-11.jpg

Flip-Up style:
Closed, (Locked),

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L645D-L640D/big/laptop-disassembly-13.jpg


Open, (Unlocked),

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L645D-L640D/big/laptop-disassembly-14.jpg

IF, the Locking Bar or Body is broken; you are looking at MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT, and why I am being so detailed.

When lifting the 'Keyboard Securing Strip' up, use care.
There are wires nearby, and can easily be damaged.
Only insert the tip of the tool about 1/4th Inch.
I start with a thick guitar pick, and finish with using my fingertips; instead of a metal tool like a screwdriver, that can easily damage things.

[Keyboard Securing Strip = Switch Cover ]

The Palm Rest Cover (Upper Cover) has Tabs going around the perimeter, of it's inside edges. These snap into matching Latches on the Base Enclosure. (Lower Cover)

After all screws are removed, and cable connections, I again use a thick guitar pick. Ease it into a parting line in-between the Upper Cover, and Lower Cover.
Can't get it in? Move over a little. You may be at a Tab/Latch.
Then carefully use your fingertips, and start removing the Upper Cover from Lower Cover.

http://www.zkarlo.com/toshiba-laptop-parts.php?brand=Toshiba&series=1415&model=-S173&part=CMOS_Battery

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006/02/10/remove-clear-toshiba-laptop-bios/

I just read an old review on the Satellite 1415.
In the review it is stated, "The 1.8-GHz Celeron-equipped Satellite 1415-S173 goes toe-to-toe with Pentium 4 notebooks in terms of performance."

Yeah, right. Whatever.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/109002/article.html

The logic escapes me how that is possible. The Intel Celeron is a budget, or starter, Processor.
Has less Cache than a comparable Pentium 4 processor.

The Cache in question for these lines of Processors, is the L1 cache, and the L2 cache.
The Cache is a small memory area for the Processor.
It operates at the same frequency rate ('Speed'), as the Processor does.

Therefore it is the first memory area the Processor accesses.
(Ram Memory next, then the Harddrive)

Crude example;
You are writing a thesis for college. You need additional information.
Where is it?
Down in the basement, under the stairs, last book on the bottom in a box of books, and there is no basement light.

Down you go with flashlight in hand, rummage through the box of books, and find the one you need. Back upstairs, open the book, and get the info you need.
What?
Need more info? Down in the basement you go again.

OR,
You could use the computer in front of you, tap a few keys, and have your needed info in seconds.

Less cache for a Processor = The basement scenario
More cache = The computer scenario

No way a 'Celey' is going to be faster than a comparable Pentium 4.
A comparable Pentium 4 has TWICE the amount of cache.

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Swapping the battery is simple enough, its getting to it that's tricky
Carefully follow the disassembling instructions here and by step 15 you'll see your light blue battery.

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SOURCE: toshiba cmos battery disconnect

on a Satellite 1415-S115 You will have to open up the clam shell and remove all of the B25 and F6 screws from the bottom, as well as the B16 and B6 screws under the keyboard. To remove the keyboard, pry up the trim piece that holds the power button with a sharp nife a stanley blade is always usefull remove the three screws. mind the wireless wire leads there a pain.

The CMOS battery will be under the right side of the hand rest, next to the mouse. It has two leads and the battery is in a blue bag.

simply replace the battery and reassemble your laptop.

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on a Satellite 1415-S115 You will have to open up the clam shell and remove all of the B25 and F6 screws from the bottom, as well as the B16 and B6 screws under the keyboard. To remove the keyboard, pry up the trim piece that holds the power button with a sharp nife a stanley blade is always usefull remove the three screws. mind the wireless wire leads there a pain.

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