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Stripped screw, memory door

Hi, I have a toshiba satellite A 135. The memory door screw is stripped and I can't open it to install the memory I just bought. Any ideas?? Thanks.
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Re: stripped screw, memory door

To get a stripped screw out it must have force applied in the direction of travel. This can sometimes be accomplished by gently prying outward while turning. If there is no way to pry it try a dot of superglue on the end of the screwdriver, put it in the screw andwait for it to set up, then gently pull on the screwdriver while turning once a thread catches it should come right out. Remember to not re-use that screw.

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Toshiba satellite CD door will not open

1) ALL power removed. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

2) Turn the laptop over bottom side up, Battery Compartment facing AWAY from you, down on a table.
You may wish to lay a soft Static free cloth on the table, to prevent scratching the table, or laptop.

3) Take this cover off,

Remove the Ram Memory module/s. ('Stick')
Lay them/it carefully aside. Handle by the BODY. The Body is everywhere on the Ram Memory module, EXCEPT the gold plated contact pins at the bottom.

The Body is coated with a see-through protective plastic.

4) Remove this Philips head screw, and push the optical drive out,

The top of the optical drive will have small Philips head screws, or Torx screws. They sell Torx screwdrivers real cheap,

Remove the screws, remove the cover, remove the disk.


[Sounds like you may need a replacement optical drive ]

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Toshiba Bios Password Deletion Satellite P100 & Satellite Pro P100 With...

Toshiba Bios Password Deletion Satellite P100 & Satellite Pro P100

With notebook turned off;
  • Open Wi-Fi Cover
  • Remove Mini Card Wi-Fi card
  • Locate & Short Out JP8 for 5 Seconds
  • Remove short and turn on
  • Press & Hold Power button to turn off
  • Turn on again & password is cleared
Satellite L10, L20, L30 & Satellite Pro L20

With notebook turned off;
  • Open Wi-Fi Cover
  • Locate & Short Out JP1 for 15 Seconds
  • (Satellite L10)
  • Satellite L20/Pro L20 short out G1
Satellite M100 & Tecra A6

With notebook turned off;
  • Open Memory Cover
  • Remove Memory
  • Remove Black plastic insulation
  • Locate & Short CMOS CLR1 for 15 Seconds
All the following models use the same password removal process.

Satellite: 17xx Series, 1000, 1110,1130, 1200, 1900, 2430, 3000 P20,P30, P33, A30, A70, A80, M40X, M50,M60, M70, M100

Tecra A3/S2, A5, A6
  • The jumper is always located under or near the memory modules
  • Depending on the model the jumper could be labelled J1, J2, J5, J7, J9 or CMOS CLR1 (M100 & A6)
Satellite A100 & Tecra A7
  1. Remove Strip cover
  2. Remove 2 x K/B screws
  3. Move K/B Unit up but don’t disconnect
  4. Release & Remove Mini Card Wi-Fi Card
  5. Locate & short C88 Pin 1 & 2 together
  6. Power on Machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
  7. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
  8. If machine boots, Password has been removed
  9. Satellite A100 (PSAA2A-02C01N)
    1. Remove Memory Cover from base of machine
    2. Release & remove right side Memory Module
    3. Lift black plastic insulation
    4. Locate & short PAD500 Pin 1 & 2 together
    5. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    6. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
    7. If machine boots, password has been removed
    TECRA A4 & Satellite M40
    1. Open modem & Wi-Fi card cover
    2. Remove mini PCI Wi-Fi card
    3. Lift up black plastic
    4. Locate & short C738 Pin 1 & 2 together
    5. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    6. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
    7. If machine boots, password has been removed
    TECRA S1
    1. Open palm rest cover
    2. Remove mini PCI Wi-Fi card
    3. Lift up black plastic
    4. Locate & short C5071 Pin 1 & 2 together
    5. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    6. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short
    7. If machine boots, password has been removed
    TE 2300
    1. Remove 2 x B12 screws from bottom of system
    2. Remove strip cover
    3. Remove keyboard screws 1 x B2.5 & 1 x SF4
    4. Remove 1 x 4mm screw & Wi-Fi cover
    5. Remove mini PCI Wi-Fi card if fitted
    6. Locate & short points as shown in picture below
    7. Power on machine while still shorting points
    8. Short for 5 seconds
    9. Nothing will appear on the screen
    10. Turn system off holding down power button
    11. Password is now removed


    Satellite A60
    1. Open Wi-Fi slot cover
    2. Lift up black plastic
    3. Locate & short C561 Pin 1 & 2 together
    4. Power on machine while still shorting Pin 1 & 2
    5. As soon as the TOSHIBA logo appears, remove short

    6. If machine boots, password has been removed
    If you need your Toshiba bios password removed and your model is not listed above then chances are it's a procedure that can only be done at an authorised repair centre.

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