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I will probably re-attempt it again later on and not when it's just sitting in my lap while doing so.

Quick question, would it be a good idea for me to upgrade the CPU at all you think? I just want something that's a little more capable for my machine. I was helping my dad render out a few videos for a client and my CPU was vastly slower than his Q8200. Was wondering if something like a i7-840QM would be a decent upgrade choice?
     
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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...
What are you complaining about? Of course, the CPU is difficult to get too. Do you even understand the amount of engineering and thermal design that goes into a laptop?
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What are you complaining about? Of course, the CPU is difficult to get too. Do you even understand the amount of engineering and thermal design that goes into a laptop?
Say that same line for Sager notebooks. Their big 17" machines aren't that hard to get into by comparison. I didn't expect the Toshiba laptops to be that terribly hard to get into. I had the PDF manual on how to do it but even still, it was tough... soooooooo many connectors... >.<
     
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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!

only 4? you obviously are amateur and need help on this,you can get away with at 7/8 screws left over. i call it race prepping!
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Say that same line for Sager notebooks. Their big 17" machines aren't that hard to get into by comparison. I didn't expect the Toshiba laptops to be that terribly hard to get into. I had the PDF manual on how to do it but even still, it was tough... soooooooo many connectors... >.<
When i wrote you last night i was reassembling a hp tablet. Guess who has more connectors?

perhaps you shouldnt undertake in something your not capable of. Ask around, perhaps someone here on ocn is capable of this upgrade for you for a minimal price.
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When i wrote you last night i was reassembling a hp tablet. Guess who has more connectors?

perhaps you shouldnt undertake in something your not capable of. Ask around, perhaps someone here on ocn is capable of this upgrade for you for a minimal price.
If I had money to spend to have someone else do this, I wouldn't have taken this task upon myself. That should have been obvious. My apologies for insulting your difficult experience with the tablets you work on.
     
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Did you really buy a laptop expecting it would be a simple task to upgrade internal components other than RAM and the HDD?
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Did you really buy a laptop expecting it would be a simple task to upgrade internal components other than RAM and the HDD?
Not terribly no. I didn't think it'd be easy, but after my initial attempts at disassembling it, I found this to be the truth. >.< It wasn't easy...

The Gateway FX machines were what I thought it would be like. Just take off the bottom and all that but nooooooo... >_>
     
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