Question about PC Laptops
My hp pavillion laptop hinges are too tight, already put some penetrating oil in it still to no avail. I disassembled it already and even if used pliers to turn/twist it, its still too tight. pls help help
On my gateway m series it seems over time they got tighter and tighter until i heard creaking when i opened it. i popped off the 2 plastic covers on either side to reveal the actual metal hinges. i put a few drops of spray on SILICON LUBE not wd40 which will definitally effect any plastic it makes contact with, trust me from experience. Then after the oily lube was applied i used a 5.5 mm wrench and loosened both nuts on either side just a turn, maybe less for yours. This allowed the lube to penetrate. Then laastly i applied SILICONE GREASE, both found at home depot. The grease helps maintain the lube that has penetrated the hinge. then re-assemble the covers and presto- saved about 100 bucks on new hinges.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
I was advised to remove the pins in the hinge and use emery cloth to reduce the friction, re assemble with a small dab of machine oil or wd40 and should have lossened up. Be carefull not to reduce the pin too much or will be loose.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Dont turn to hard they will break only solution i know is to look on ebay for new ones man
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
I had the same problem with Gateway MA3 the hinge was tight it eventually caused the cast aluminum hinge pod to break. I epoxied the hinge pod back on and then i soaked the hinge after removing it from the LCD housing in a little WD-40 for about 30 minutes. Then I placed the flat end with the screw hole for the hinge pod in my cordless drill while holding the other end with pliers(be careful) and after a few burst from my drill the hinge started loosen up again be careful the hinge will get very hot if you go to fast. The is how I solved the tight hinge problem
Posted on Jul 09, 2010
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