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Toshiba A205 help removing memory slot cover on toshiba A205. Could not remove the screw top & center on the cover - sounds like a child protected medicine bottle; rotate, click, and doesn't open. Tried lifting the cover while turning slowing- no go. Is it a trcik screw of defective? Really want ot upgrade the memory and not pay an arm and leg- had no problem replacing ram on my 600E. Awaiting your response.

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  • betafish Feb 23, 2008

    thanks! I was able to use a small flat head to follow thru on your suggestions.

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Nope..that one is a little sticky..try lifting two edges at same time...while continuing to unscrew the remaining one holding it down..

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Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 23, 2008

    thanks for the vote..can always use a 4 bagger..

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A205 speaker replacement


http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

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

2) Suggest lay a soft Static Free cloth, on the table you're working on. Helps prevent scratching the table, and laptop.

Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove.
Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
SOME screws look VERY similar to other screws.
Advise DO NOT mix them up.

You're going to remove the Top Cover. BEFORE this is removed you're going to need your ESD wrist str-ap on.

Electro Static Discharge

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out, (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components in a computer.
Wear an ESD wrist strap, have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source; and your laptop is safe from Static.

Average cost is $3 to $6. Here is but one example,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103245

The Processor (CPU) is the MOST susceptible hardware component to Static Shock!

Don't wear an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source; and you can use your laptop for an expensive doorstop, or conversation piece. (Oh that? Yeah, Static got it")

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

[Page1::Page2::Page3::Find another model; is on the Top and Bottom of all pages in White ]

Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.
Go to Step 1 and follow through to Step 17 on Page 3.

The Keyboard Bezel has to be removed,
Keyboard,
Display Assembly,
Top Cover. (Palm Rest Cover),
plus the other components to facilitate removal of the above.

In Step 17 you see the Speakers. They are a large unit that can only be accessed for removal, after removing the Top Cover.
Look for a part number on them. It is a Toshiba part number.

Put Toshiba + part number, in your browser search bar, and look for replacements. (No -> + )

http://www.discountedlaptopparts.com/toshiba-satellite-a205-left-and-right-speaker-set.html

Just for a point;

The above speakers look similar (To me), to the ones in the Irisvista link. (Pictorial disassembly guide)
Searching just now out of curiosity, I saw different styles shown, for the Satellite A205.

Point being I would want to see a PHOTO of what was being sold, to see if it is the right one. A lot of ads for Toshiba Satellite A205 speakers, didn't post a photo.

Could be different speaker examples for the different model numbers, of the model series.
(A205 is the Model Series. The number/letters after that designate the Model Number)

Seems that Toshiba STSA205 is the number, but you will know when you remove the speakers.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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What is Causing my top case cover to hang up and not come off?????


http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

Click on the photo in Step 4.

What screw did you miss?

Display Assembly is removed in order to remove the Upper Cover.

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-3.htm

Step 12.

The Upper Cover has TABS going around the perimeter, on the inside edges.
These Tabs snap into matching LATCHES on the Base Enclosure.
(OK. Toshiba? Bottom Cover)

Just like the article, I like to start with a thick guitar pick, to get an edge to come up. I start at the Right/Middle, but it's really a personal preference thing.

After the Upper Cover edge is raised a little, I then use my fingertips. You would find a Spudger Tool though, makes life a whole lot easier doing this,

http://www.amazon.com/Techni-Tool-Spudger-Alignment-Tool-Black/dp/B000PDNPYK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1359090938&sr=8-7&keywords=spudger+tool

(It isn't made of metal)

Can't get the guitar pick, or spudger tool in? Move over a little. You are at a Tab/Latch.

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http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

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,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/big/toshiba-satellite-a200-a205-02.jpg

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,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/big/toshiba-satellite-a200-a205-03.jpg

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

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

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

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[Sounds like you may need a replacement optical drive ]

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Where is the ram?


Removing the keyboard exposes the two memory slots, which are covered by a plastic sheet.

You can download the owners manual here which gives directions to remove and replace your ram. (Starts at page 70) Click here:
http://www.retrevo.com/support/Toshiba-A45-S1202-Laptops-manual/id/614ci359/t/2/

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Hi,
First of all if it will let you press F2 and see if you can reset the BIOS to default configurations. Hit F10, save the changes and exit the BIOS.
The computer will restart and hopefully boot to the operating system boot screen.

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Take out the system memory and clean the brass contacts, also clean the slots that the memory sits in.
Re-seat the memory making sure it clips into place nice and tight and replace the RAM cover.

Return power to the laptop and turn it on to see if that has helped.

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The computer has two memory expansion slots—Slot A and
Slot B. You can install one or two memory modules.

1 Shut down your computer completely using the Shut Down
command.

2 Unplug the computer.
CAUTION: Installing a memory module with the computer’s
power on may damage the computer, the module, or both.

3 Close the display panel and remove any cables you may have
connected.

4 Turn the computer upside down.

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place, then remove the cover from the bay.

Removing the memory module cover
CAUTION: Static electricity can damage the memory module.
Before you handle the module, touch a grounded metal
surface to discharge any static electricity you may have built
up.

To avoid damaging the memory module, be careful not to
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6 Remove the new memory module from its antistatic
packaging.

7 Insert the memory module in the slot and gently press it down
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module.

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8 Replace the cover plate and the screws.

9 Turn the computer over and restart it.

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If you need to remove a memory module:

1 Complete steps 1–6 in “Installing a memory module” to shut
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2 Pull the clips away from the memory module.
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Adding memory
Pulling the clips away from the memory module
3 Carefully remove the module from the slot.
4 Replace the cover plate and screws.
5 Turn the computer over and restart it.5029d05.jpg

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