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How do you remove a Toshiba laptop battery?

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Removing the laptop battery of most Toshiba laptops is accomplished by releasing latches and sliding the battery out of its compartment. However, some models, such as the Satellite S55 series, do not have removable batteries, but include a reset hole that allows users to perform a hard reset.

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Removing a laptop battery is necessary when replacing a worn out battery in order to access areas under it or to perform a hard reset on a laptop that does not respond. These steps explain the procedure applicable to Toshiba laptops with removable batteries:

  1. Disconnect the power cable and turn off the laptop.
  2. Turn the laptop upside down to access the battery.
  3. Slide the latch to release the battery. Models may have other locking devices.
  4. Depending on the laptop model, either slide the battery out of its compartment or pull it up.

The battery is put back or replaced with a new one by sliding it into the compartment. The latch should click into place. Some models may require users to slide latches into position. Care should be taken to align the battery contacts correctly and to avoid touching them with fingers. The battery should never be forced into position. Once the battery is replaced, the laptop should be reconnected to the power supply and the battery charged completely if it is new.

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