Help!! When I went to close my laptop/notebook the other day, there was a loud crunch sound & the thing won't close/fold! Could the locking mechanism be jammed? The problem seems to be only in the left hinge area, between the hinge and the end of the computer. It is the end with the hole to lock it closed. How does the lock work? Has this happened to anyone else??? Thanks.
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Re: HP laptop locked open
Ocasionally , a laptop is manufactured with a defective hinge mechanism which may not show up until the hinge has been used for some time.
You have to do some partial disassembly to fix this. Yuo can order laptop hinge for most any model from several places,but replacing it requires some skill.
Hinges are usually about $20 bucks or so,and a technician shouldn't charge you more than $40 for labor; so about $60 total.
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Sometimes it di happen , specialy in most laptop which is being used more frequently and longer usage, the advisable use of a laptop is atleast 2 to 4 hours then shut it off and have cool down for 30 minutes to one hour then you can used it again, unless you got a support inclined base for laptop with support ventilating fan to help down minimize the heat accumulated during the usage.
have it check your video card with the proper technician, but first try to cool down your unit and try to open it again, and if still does'nt work then have it check by the service center
Hi there. Your microphone is on, and when you close the lid it is closer to the speaker. It needs
a loud noise (like closing the lid faster) and it enters into a feedback loop.
We need to find a way to make the microphone not play back.
Try left clicking on the speaker icon in the bottom right of the screen, and click playback
options. Here mute the microphone, and see if it solves your problem.
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