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Disassembling the Sony VAIO SuperSlim PCG-505TS Notebook

To disassemble the Sony VAIO SuperSlim PCG-505TS notebook, turn it upside-down and remove the 9 screws identified by the arrows (see photo below).

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Chieh Cheng
Tue, 26 Dec 2006 02:47:29 -0800

After removing the battery, remove the hinge caps at the rear of the notebook. The caps are plastic snap-ons. The photo below shows one of the hinge cap.

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Chieh Cheng
Tue, 26 Dec 2006 02:51:06 -0800

Now you can lift the keyboard and touch-pad off the notebook. But do it slowly, there are several ribbon cables that you must detach. The first ribbon cable is in front, by the PCMCIA port as shown in photo below.

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Chieh Cheng
Tue, 26 Dec 2006 02:53:03 -0800

At the rear of the notebook, there are two larger ribbon cables (shown in photo below). Detach both ribbon cables and you can lift the upper panel away.

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Chieh Cheng
Tue, 26 Dec 2006 02:54:30 -0800

The photo below shows the motherboard and all of the internal components of this notebook.

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Chieh Cheng
Tue, 26 Dec 2006 02:56:08 -0800

THANK YOU! i was stumped and apprehensive about replacing my hard drive. I went to this alternative site under related links and my life was good again: Disassembling the Sony VAIO SuperSlim PCG-505TS Notebook. I have a pcg-z505hs. i could not figure out those plastic end hinge caps. your site was the exact solution and told me everything i needed to know. most especially:

"You really need to get these off, and I remember how scared I was to break them in the process. DO NOT use sharp objects, like a knife, to pry them off! All you need are your fingernails, really. Start prying on one end, then go around the perimeter, and pry all around, while pulling on that sucker."


well done, sir. thank you kindly.


Mon, 02 Jul 2007 16:02:40 -0700

Just got a Sony PCG-505R/RS/RX and the inside looks identical to the Sony PCG-505TS SuperSlim notebook. The method for disassembly is exactly the same as well.

Chieh Cheng
Sun, 11 May 2008 04:08:36 +0000

Nice instructions. Is the procedure the same for the Vaio model VGN-FJ370? I need to replace my noisy fan and possibly the dvd drive.

Jonathan Jones
Tue, 27 May 2008 18:12:07 +0000

Probably not. It's not the same form-factor. I just recently acquired the Sony VAIO PCG-505VX. Even though it's the same form-factor, the disassembly method is completely different. Best case is that your notebook has some similarities. You'll have to carefully give it a try on your computer.

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 27 May 2008 18:22:31 +0000

Great article - I just saved a PCG-505TX from being thrown away, and thanks to your guide had the confidence to remove the hinge caps!

Would you mind if I rewrite this article for my own site? I'll give credit to you of course :) Please e-mail me if it's okay to go ahead

Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:55:57 +0000

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