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The Hinge on Compact Presario V5000 Notebooks

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My son recently dropped his laptop down a flight of steps and luckily, the only damage was the hinge where the laptop opens broke is there any help for this computer,

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    I have the same problem, my son was using my laptop and the cat ran across it and it fell on the floor. Everything still works the same, its just that I have to have something hold it up and it is very aggravating.

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If you do it yourself. Buy the plastic laptop case removal tools and don't use a screwdriver because it gouges and makes marks. You can get those on eBay too. There is a YouTube video that shows you how to remove the top of the screen and install the hinges.

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If everything works, but the hinges are just damaged, they can be replaced. I see them all the time on eBay for between $20 and $50. You can try to replace them yourself, but I'd recommend a professional perform the repair, as you could cause further damage if you don't know what you're doing :)

Hope this helps!

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It looks like the hinge assembly has cracked on one side - solutions anyone?


Here is where to order a new hinge

http://lcd-hinge.ecrater.com/p/13973872/compaq-presario-cq50-110us-hinge

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Mu laptop hinges are broken. I wanted to know what problems this may cause? Sometimes when I tipe words, it doesn't work in the screen. This could be related with the broken hinges?




Laptop hinges are generally made of low-cost metal alloys, or "pot metal yeah this may cause problem you can fix your broken hinges easily by spending little time ." Pot metal is not particularly durable, and over the course of a laptop's life cycle, repeated opening and closing of the computer's lid can cause wear that prevents the lid from staying in an open position. Hinges can also wear to the point that they break at the point of attachment, either on the lid or the computer's body.

Hinges are usually attached to the computer's frame via machine screws. In order to get the most life out of your computer's hinges, it is not a bad idea to perform a yearly inspection. Remove the hinge covers and check that the machine screws that secure the hinges are tightened fully. If screws are missing, contact the computer's manufacturer to order replacement screws; hinges missing screws are subjected to additional stress and can wear out faster if steps are not taken to replace the screw.
Lubrication of the hinge is possible, but not recommended; if the wrong type of lubricant is used, it could damage the computer's case or seep into the electrical components and further damage the computer. Consult a professional technician if you feel that your hinges require lubrication.

o Hinges can also be damaged when the computer is picked up by its lid, dropped from various heights or opened beyond the angle at which it should stop. In these situations, damage to the hinges may be of secondary concern, as component damage and data loss might have occurred. Depending on the amount of damage and warranty status, the computer may require complete replacement.

Laptop hinges are not indestructible, but their coverings and trim may show wear long before the hinges are actually in any danger of failure. Most laptops on the market include plastic hinge covers. The hinge covers can develop stress fractures from repeated wear; most of the time, this is not indicative of a hinge problem.
Some laptop hinges are housed within the bezel or trim of the computer's monitor or body. This, too, is generally made of plastic, and might develop stress cracks after a few years of use. Hinge covers and bezels are usually modular, and replacements are generally easy to find at low to moderate costs.

Repair

o Hinge problems can be mitigated with adjustments to the hinge's tension or additional hardware installation by the user. Brackets can be installed on the outer case to allow for hinge-like performance, or the screen can be mounted in a fixed position. If the screen is left permanently open, care should be taken to prevent damage to the screen and to prevent dust accumulation in the keyboard.
The lid and screen assembly can also be replaced, if the correct parts can be found. Replacement of the lid and screen can be cost-prohibitive, with parts and labor sometimes exceeding the cost of the computer.

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My laptop's hinge is broken but the connectivity is still on. Can I replace only the outer case? If so where and how much would it cost?


Hi,

It is not the outer case only, the HP/ Compaq laptops outer case is very thin fiber, from inside you've a metal hinge and bar holding it. You can take it to a local store to get it repaired. I would suggest if you have HP Accidental Damage Protection (ADP), you should call HP. They will replace or repair all accidental damages.

Regards,
Shrey

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How do i change the hinge on thhe refrigerator door? Thanks for your help!


Hello,

Unplug the refrigerator and remove all food and utility bins from the doors. With the door open, remove the grille from the bottom of the refrigerator. Close the door.

Step 2
Remove the cover from the top hinge with the putty knife. Remove the three screws underneath, then remove the hinge. Take off the freezer door.

Step 3
Remove the three screws from the center hinge, then remove the hinge. Take off the refrigerator door.

Step 4
Remove the two screws from the bottom hinge, then remove the hinge. Replace with the new hinge and insert the two screws.

Step 5
Seat the refrigerator door on the bottom hinge and close the door. Fasten the new center hinge with the three old screws.

Step 6
Seat the freezer door on the center hinge and close the door. Fasten the top hinge and replace the top hinge cover.

Step 7
Replace the base grille, and plug the refrigerator back in.

Good luck in solving the problem with the solutions provided....

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I have a compaq presario v5000 that gives me white screen help!!?


have you remembered to reconnect that small wire under the screw on the hinge?
hope this helps

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I need to replace the lcd hinge on my Asus F3JC laptop, where can I buy in Australia


thanx fr t question, 
step 1. unscrew the lcd bezel untightening the six screws. 
step 2. pull out the lcd hinge cover
step 3. lay the lcd flat and unscrew the screws under the lcd slowly so that you dont damage the sensitive wiring
step4. if its left hinge unscrew the left screw if right vice versa
step 5. pull out the lcd hinge with a sharp object 
step 6. insert the new lcd hinge and repeat procedure from 6 to 1
enjoy and remember to say thanks

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I need to know how to replace the display hinges on my presario


QUICK METHOD

1) Hinges supplied on ebay at about £15 a set. Non original parts seem fine.
A mini screwdriver set of decent quality with a magnetic feature helps & Duck (duct) tape.

2) Switch off and remove from mains source. Also flick battery holding switch and push out main
battery. Remove small Phillips screws under battery.

3) You can try the 'quick' method and not undo the whole of the base screws BUT be very careful
as you work not to damage the 2 sets of wires passing through the LH and RH hinges.

4) Pry off the long back top cover near hinges which has the start button on it and 'Presario' written
on. You do this by pushing from front just under F2 F3 SCROLL and PAUSE keys as well as from
the back. If you hold the keys down as you pry this helps. Use a thin blade of driver but be careful
not to split the thin plastic. TAKE YOUR TIME - BE FIRM BUT DON'T FORCE. Work round it
and it will eventually pop out upwards.

5) You have now access to the hinge cover(s) so remove these and also offending hinge(s) from main
body.
Don't let the lid sprain the hinges even further or break as existing good one! A temporary
hinge of Duck taping lid to base may help.

6) Take out the little grey rubber plugs from the screen side of the lid. They can be stuck back after.
Unscrew silver phillips screws (6 or 8 I think).

7) The plastic front of lid should now pry off and whole top opens up to reveal the side hinge
fastening. Unscrew little black screws and keep safe. Then carefully extract hinge.

8) Refitting basically just reverse of above. Hinges are naturally stiff to hold the screen so open
them up to the best angle to get all hinge screws in. A magnetic screwdriver does help!
Also, if both hinges have gone do one THEN the other to avoid pulling the lid cables too much.

I did mine, hinges fine and laptop still works!

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Compaq Presario Laptop (M2000 series) hinge


Hello Wendy names Nick and just done hinge work on the Presario V5000z and readin up on your problem my suggestion would be lookin on ebay or various sites for the hinge then go about replacing it.

Steps involved in replacing the hinge start with removing power and battery

Next come the more difficult step, removing all the screws fron the bottom of the unit (this is done to gain access to the wireless cables which run from the wifi card to the lcd display)

once the base is removed then you carefully use a flat head screw driver an near the top row of keys (while pressing a few of them down) you will see a few notches which you can pry off the top cover giving you access to the lcd screen connector and bracket anchoring screws.

hopefully you disconnected your wireless antenna leads by now, and also disconnected the lcd cable from the board.

now you have the lcd display free from the base, now to change the hinge.

under the lil rubber circle pads are screws holding the brazel to the front of the lcd, this should be removed to get access to the lcd itself and thus the hinge brackets.

remove replace carefully i might add. then do everything in reverse to get the system reassembled and there ya have it
hinge has been replaced

P.S. careful steps should always be taken to prevent shock damage to any computer system when working on internals, also mind bending and pincing cables since they can most times be easilly damaged

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Compaq Presario V4000 (v4118AP) right hinge broken


I had the same problem, they are very easy to fix, I did a search earliar and found some on the link below.

http://www.pchub.com/uph/laptop/291-29919-6327/Compaq-Presario-V4000-Series-Hinge.html

You do not need to dismantle to base, you have some star screws under the battary and one either side that loosens the small panel near the screen (where the power button is). The screen cover has screws under the plastic covers then just unclips, be gentle. after that it is self evident

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The hinge can't be repaired, but it can be replaced. It's feasible to do it yourself if you're tech savy. Just look online for guides that show you how to replace the hinge on any laptop and you should get an idea how to do the replacement step by step for this specific model. Most hinge mechanisms use the same system. I work for Computer Repair NYC and i have to fix this problem a lot, you can get the hinge on ebay.

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