Inside Toshiba Satellite P50-C-18C – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

The new Toshiba Satellite P50-C is a lot different than its predecessor. The notebook now boasts much better CPU that won’t be a bottleneck for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M GPU but more importantly, the machine now sports a totally different cooling design. However, the extra fan and heat pipes replaced the optical drive.

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1. Removing the bottom

This one is fairly easy. Just make sure you’ve unscrewed all the bolts and also removed the battery. Also, there’s a small service cover that gives you access to the two RAM slots and a small screw that needs to be removed before prying up the bottom cover.

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2. What’s inside

As you can see from the photos below, there are a lot of changes going on here but mainly because the 45W Core i7 CPU will produce a lot of heat and the old cooling system wouldn’t have handled it.

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Anyway, there aren’t much upgrade options – only two RAM slots with one of them being occupied by an 8GB SKhynix DDR3-1600 RAM chip, the 2.5-inch drive is an SSHD (1TB HDD + 8GB SSD cache) made by Toshiba and unfortunately no M.2 SSD slot. The battery is rated at 45Wh (2800 mAh), again Toshiba-made.

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That’s all for now and until we publish our full review, go and check out our first impressions of the new Toshiba Satellite P50-C.

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8 years ago

Hi! Thanks for your work! Well done. I bought a toshiba p50-c-179 with i7 6700hq but i dont like the shhd and i want to upgrade to an ssd. Its easy to do it? I am veey scaryed because the warranty finished if i open the laptop….what do you think about? Thank you

7 years ago

Hi! There’s a M.2 2280 socket for SSD under the heatpipe.

John Portal
John Portal
4 years ago
Reply to  Sebastian

Are you sure? Have you used it?

Alberto Viera
Alberto Viera
6 years ago

Hey. were you able to install a ssd or find the m.2 port on the toshiba p50-c-179?

Thanks in advance.

Spacen David
6 years ago

if you can add to m2