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Use this guide to replace a damaged motherboard in your Toshiba Satellite M45.

The Motherboard is a circuit board that connects important hardware such as the Graphics Cards, Solid State Drives, Hard Drives, Ram, Mouse and keyboard.

A faulty motherboard can damage the hardware components connected making it undetectable by the computer and may slow down performance. A faulty motherboard can cause overheating, show the monitor screen freezing or a display bluescreen. Signs of a damaged motherboard are dust build up, burnt chipset and a computers old age.

Before using this guide, make sure to review the Toshiba Satellite M45 troubleshooting page-check to see if your laptop has a motherboard related problem. If you are sure it’s a motherboard related problem then make sure to review the troubleshooting page- Motherboard related problems sometimes can be fixed with updating the BIOS or configuring the CMOS.

  1. Make sure device is off and power supply is disconnected. Flip the laptop to the bottom side. Locate and slide the two battery locks to disconnect the battery.
    • Make sure device is off and power supply is disconnected.

    • Flip the laptop to the bottom side.

    • Locate and slide the two battery locks to disconnect the battery.

    • Remove the battery by sliding it out away from the computer (horizontal with the casing).

  2. Use a #1 Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screw on the middle right of the RAM's cover panel. Then, use a the blue iFixit Opening Tool to pry the cover panel off. Push  on to the RAM tabs to disconnect the RAM form the device.
    • Use a #1 Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screw on the middle right of the RAM's cover panel.

    • Then, use a the blue iFixit Opening Tool to pry the cover panel off.

    • Push on to the RAM tabs to disconnect the RAM form the device.

    • The RAM will pop off from the socket. Gently pull the RAM out of the socket.

  3. Use the #1 Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the panel. Disconnect the black and white wires. Push on the tabs to disconnect the Wi-Fi card.
    • Use the #1 Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the panel.

    • Disconnect the black and white wires.

    • Push on the tabs to disconnect the Wi-Fi card.

    • Use the blue iFixit Opening Tool to pull the Wi-Fi Card out.

  4. Use the #1 Phillips head screwdriver  as to remove the hard drive screw. Use the blue iFixit Opening Tool to pry the cover off. Use the plastic flap to pull the hard drive out of its slot.
    • Use the #1 Phillips head screwdriver as to remove the hard drive screw.

    • Use the blue iFixit Opening Tool to pry the cover off.

    • Use the plastic flap to pull the hard drive out of its slot.

  5. Use the #1 Phillips head screwdriver remove the Optical Drive screw. Use the blue iFixit Opening Tool to pry the Optical Drive out of the slot from the side of the casing. Use your hands to pull the rest of the Optical Drive out.
    • Use the #1 Phillips head screwdriver remove the Optical Drive screw.

    • Use the blue iFixit Opening Tool to pry the Optical Drive out of the slot from the side of the casing.

    • Use your hands to pull the rest of the Optical Drive out.

  6. Carefully use the blue iFixit Opening Tool to pry the panel above the keyboard from the left and right side. Push back the screen until it is flat with the laptop. Gently remove the clips that connect the panel to the screen.
    • Carefully use the blue iFixit Opening Tool to pry the panel above the keyboard from the left and right side.

    • Push back the screen until it is flat with the laptop.

    • Gently remove the clips that connect the panel to the screen.

  7. Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two screws. Gently pry the keyboard from the laptop using the blue iFixit opening tool. Slowly lift the keyboard away from the laptop.
    • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two screws.

    • Gently pry the keyboard from the laptop using the blue iFixit opening tool.

    • Slowly lift the keyboard away from the laptop.

    • Remove the ribbon that connects to the laptop.

    • Ensure you remove the keyboard slowly to avoid damaging the ribbon cable.

  8. Disconnect the video cable, then slowly and firmly pull the video cable upwards. Disconnect the brown ribbon located in the middle area of the laptop. Disconnect the two white ribbons located in the bottom left of the laptop.
    • Disconnect the video cable, then slowly and firmly pull the video cable upwards.

    • Disconnect the brown ribbon located in the middle area of the laptop.

    • Disconnect the two white ribbons located in the bottom left of the laptop.

    • Firmly pull out the two white ribbons.

  9. Use the Phillips #00 Screwdriver to unscrew all the screws. Unscrew  three additional screws through the three holes on the optical drive.
    • Use the Phillips #00 Screwdriver to unscrew all the screws.

    • Unscrew three additional screws through the three holes on the optical drive.

  10. Turn the laptop upside down. Use the blue iFixit Opening Tool  to slowly pry the case upward. Remove the white ribbon
    • Turn the laptop upside down.

    • Use the blue iFixit Opening Tool to slowly pry the case upward.

    • Remove the white ribbon

    • Make sure to completely remove the white ribbon and set it to the right side of the motherboard. and not on top of the motherboard.

  11. Lift up the motherboard. Be careful not to rip out small components on the motherboard. Carefully remove the motherboard.
    • Lift up the motherboard.

    • Be careful not to rip out small components on the motherboard. Carefully remove the motherboard.

Conclusie

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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