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Because I currently have no clue as to WHY they made you disassemble the ENTIRE LAPTOP just to get to the CPU. >.<

I found the PDF file for the X500 series, and the X505 is exactly the same in terms of layout with different components, and this thing is RETARDED hard to deal with. >_< I stopped when I accidentally ripped out the cables from the GPU fan. Thankfully they just popped right back in and it's working just fine.

So yeah... Toshiba sucks for upgrading on your own. And the GPU is embedded into the machine officially... T~T So much for possibly upgrading to the GTX 480M...
     
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laptops are not to difficult to disassemble, and simply takes time. Tear down guides are rarely necessary. Currently im working on a clients tablet which proves to be a tad more pain. Most laptops are not easily upgraded in terms of cpu, and especially gpu's. Ram and hard drives are usually the main upgradeable components. Newer dells however do have one massive protective cover over EVERYTHING which makes certain upgrades easier, but its still a laptop so chances are a cpu upgrade is not worth it.
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On a lot of laptops, one ram is easily accessible, and the other is underneath the keyboard. On my dell inspiron 1720, you have to take off the screen to get to the innards, and i actually snapped something off the motherboard. It was just the keyboard input, but the power switch was on the keyboard. *** /rant
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I found my mother's ThinkPad X31 to be easy to work on, and my father's Fujitsu Amilo D1845... 11 screws and one giant flap later and you can access everything apart from the screen cable.
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If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
If it ain't broke don't fix it some more!



On nearly all laptops you need to take the entire case apart in order to replace the CPU. That's just the way it works.
Also, all GPU's are soldered into laptop motherboards, or at least in 95% of laptops.
Edited by Jaguarbamf - 4/25/11 at 5:32am
    
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On nearly all laptops you need to take the entire case apart in order to replace the CPU. That's just the way it works.
Also, all GPU's are soldered into laptop motherboards, or at least in 95% of laptops.
Not really, Clevos have dedicated MXM cards, MSI's have dedicated MXM, ASUS G53 and G73 have dedicated MXM.

To the OP, even if you could you would still run into the issue of the heatsink not fitting around the card and overheating issues.
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Because I currently have no clue as to WHY they made you disassemble the ENTIRE LAPTOP just to get to the CPU. >.<

I found the PDF file for the X500 series, and the X505 is exactly the same in terms of layout with different components, and this thing is RETARDED hard to deal with. >_< I stopped when I accidentally ripped out the cables from the GPU fan. Thankfully they just popped right back in and it's working just fine.

So yeah... Toshiba sucks for upgrading on your own. And the GPU is embedded into the machine officially... T~T So much for possibly upgrading to the GTX 480M...
I feel your pain..... I tried to upgrade my HP DV9640US laptop and ran into the same issue. I must have pulled 25 or more screws out of it to get at the processor which was buried inside. Of course it had to be ON TOP of the circuit bd so it had to be completely removed from the case. On top of all that, the cpu that I picked to try to upgrade, wasn't compatible!

Lucky for me the cpu was a donor from a different HP laptop so it didn't cost me anything. I now have another cpu to try but it was such a pain to get it apart, I decided to leave well-enough.......alone! Besides, I was lucky that it still worked when I got done, I had 4 screws leftover!
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just get an ssd
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just get an ssd
How is this related?
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