Inside Toshiba Satellite L50-C – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

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Toshiba’s offering in the mid-range, Satellite L50-C, has just arrived in our office and the first the we did was to perform a teardown. It was fairly easy since all the hardware that you’d eventually want to upgrade is under the main back cover. In the article below you can see all the steps needed to perform a simple upgrade, as well as learn more about the components.

1. Removing the battery

Before proceeding, we suggest you remove the user accessible battery. It’s located at the back of the notebook between the hinges. To remove it just gently pull it out. Note that you have to pull out rather then  up. As you can see in the photo below, the battery is manufactured by Toshiba and it’s rated at 45Wh / 2800 mAh.


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2. Removing the back panel

Start by removing all the screws on the back. After you’ve removed the panel you will see the 2.5″ HDD. In our case it’s once again an in-house Toshiba 5400 rpm, 1 TB storage capacity. The upper part of the motherboard contains the two RAM slots, and our configuration has only one 8GB chip, so adding another one is possible. The RAM is manufactured by Samsung. To the right of the memory slots, under a small white cable you can find the Wi-Fi module from Intel, model number AC-3160.


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Unfortunately, there’s no additional HDD or NGFF slot for an M.2 SATA device, but you can always swap the optical drive for another 2.5″ HDD or SSD.

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Octavian Razvan
6 years ago

Hi, your pictures does not belong to Toshiba L-50C, because L50-C has the fan in the upper right and the dvd unit in the left side.

Octavian Razvan
6 years ago

I mean the first 3 pictures are L50-C, but the disassembled ones are wrong

GE0RGE
GE0RGE
6 years ago

Today I partially disassembled my Toshiba Satellite L50-C. I turned the laptop over to take the screws from the back, popped the back off, and saw what is in the photo. Maybe you have a different revision than what is in the photo… mine matches up.

Tony A
Tony A
5 years ago

All pictures are correct turn it over screen side up and fan is top right I know because I own one.

Manuel da Costa Braz
Manuel da Costa Braz
6 years ago

A better explanation is needed about the pulling out of the battery

wreckonized
6 years ago

Can’t seem to figure out if the battery is unpluggable.

GE0RGE
GE0RGE
6 years ago

In the first photo, there are two screws in the middle at the bottom… they make sure the battery doesn’t fall out. Remove them and the battery slides out easily.

JDM
JDM
5 years ago

Many thanks for this tutorial. I’ve got a L70-C, which is obviously similar. Could you please tell me/us how to access/replace the keyboard as well?

Nitebytes
4 years ago

Is it possible to replace the CPU in this model?

guest
guest
2 years ago
Reply to  Nitebytes

i want to know

Jamie Moores
Jamie Moores
4 years ago

Anybody know how to reset bios password on this model? Cant find CLCMOS jumper and have tried the battery removal method. Any help would be great thanks!

smith
smith
3 years ago

It is a L50-c but a different kind from the same family…for example this one is a L50-c 15c if i’m right… so.. in this same family you have, intel mobo / amd mobo,soldered cpu/ socket cpu, 1 dimm mobo / 2 dimm mobo, classic aluminium cooling / inert liquid cooling… depending on the actual country that they make them for .. So even if it is… a L50-c , it isn’t the same.

Ariel
Ariel
8 months ago

Where can I buy the laptop’s base panel it’s broken badly