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Compaq presario 1200

How do i tighten the hinges on the lcd screen? my screen has become floppy and will not stay open, im assuming it is the hinges that need to be tightened. Does anyone know how i can resolve this issue as my laptop is no good to me as i cant keep it open... Thankyou

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I had the same problem with my presario 1200. The problem was not the screws- the pieces in the hinge that stiffen the hinge had cracked and I had to buy new hinges off ebay.

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There are plastic covers over the hinges, which may be part of the faceplate. being a compaq the hinge screws are most likely torx head screws. compaq used to make a special tool for removing the plastic covers on their laptops. the tool was a bar with a piece of fiberglas circuit board embedded in it. you insert the circuit board into the groove between the top and bottom covers and twist. this is, of course after removing all of the cover screws. some of the cover screws on the display may be hidden under rubber bumpers.

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Could be the hinges (which I've seen), could be the LCD back lid (which I've seen), could also include the LCD front frame as collateral damage (which I've seen), and ... could also be the bottom case where the long screws for the hinges bolt on to (which I've seen). I'd assign equal percentages to all 4 areas - they all enjoy breaking.

'Course, worst case scenario (which I've been thru) is that everything is broken (both hinges, lcd back lid, lcd front frame, and lower case). Ouch!

Bottom line is, there's no guessing on this one - you really gotta take it apart to find out which parts are broken, and I can almost guarantee you there'll be more than one. The trouble is: once you take it apart, you may not be able to put it back together again since multiple parts are broken.

These Cpq Presario's have been the most troublesome laptops I've ever dealt with.

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The hinges need to be replaced. They can't be fixed. I have the same problem on my 12XL510 and I am looking for detailed instructions as to how to remove the hinges, anyone? You can find a pair of hinges on ebay for about $15

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