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How to remove the back of a Toshiba Satellite C50d-A-13N

I need to replace the LED cable in a Satellite C50D-A-13N, I've asked Toshiba for a manual but the won't send me one.  I've taken out all the screws on the back but the black casing is still stuck very tight to the laptop, not the easiest laptops to take apart i've come across.

Any advice would be great, i've attached a photo below

Thanks
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You're a loong way from home...
You need to remove the keyboard, take out another dozen screws and only after that you'll be able to remove the back.

HTH,
Dan
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
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brcknxAuthor Commented:
Yeah, How do I get the keyboard out, there is no strip above the keyboard to remove as in other toshiba's, how do I get the keyboard out.

Thanks for your reply it's good to know there's some hope.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
There are some small screws under the battery. Remove those, then get a guitar pick or something hard and dull and remove the area above the keyboard (where the power button is). It should come of in one piece.

Don't force it, or it will break. Jiggle the tool on the side gap until it comes loose.
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brcknxAuthor Commented:
Hi Dan
Watched that video, but again it has a strip above the keyboard to remove  and get keyboard out this laptop doesn't I've taken a right few laptops apart but baffled by this one.  There is a speaker perforated plastic 1 cm above the keyboard but that's it.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Yup. That area, with the speaker grill and the power button, it all comes off if you removed the screws and pry it from the side.

Look for a video on Youtube about HP laptop's disassembly, as it's the same technique.
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brcknxAuthor Commented:
I'm afraid the area above the keyboard is solid the split in the laptop is 1 cm below the keyboard level as in the picture and there is no breaks at all in the plastic.  The only thing is a raised area where the touch pad is but i've tried to get under it no luck. So i'm stuck.
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brcknxAuthor Commented:
Every video I watch has that strip at the top of the keyboard very frustrating  , I've worked in IT for years am banging my head against the wall, maybe the back just rips off lol
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
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brcknxAuthor Commented:
Hi Dan
Thanks for all your help I really appreciate it but believe me there is no strip to prise out it's solid, i've never come across a such a poor design even the screws to get the screen out the screwdriver has to be angled in.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Well, the keyboard has to come out somehow.
You can't do it otherwise, so try to see how they masked the part that comes off.
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brcknxAuthor Commented:
photo of case at top beside power
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brcknxAuthor Commented:
Thanks it's good to know there are more screws to remove rather than breaking something I'll keep looking
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Now you're talkin' :) Take the pick and gently pull the keyboard down so it's becoming unhooked from above the PGDWN button. It'll have 2 more hooks, one in the middle and one on the left side.
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brcknxAuthor Commented:
Yeah Dan That's it Happy Days
Thanks for all your help
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brcknxAuthor Commented:
Dan was great really helped me out of a tight spot
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Glad I could help!
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