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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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