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How to fix flip up Lid?

THe right/lower corner (near hinge) has broken open and now makes opening and closing very difficult The screw has disappeared and there is a gap between frame. What can I do to repair it?

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  • kmunro Dec 14, 2008

    THe screw did not solve the problem. Taking into shop and replacing the flip up lid...not a cheap solution.

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The hing may be held in by that screw and i would say to find a matching screw and replace it or remove one of the two top center screws to replace it.

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Lesson Learned The method I should have used:
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  • Underneath, you should now see a relatively heavy wire with a connector coming from the left LCD hinge. Use the flathead screw driver to gently pry up one edge of the connector slightly, then the other edge. Pry a couple more times until it seems loose, then lift up by the cable.
  • Your LCD is now held by just one small wire bundle and whatever's left of your hinges. Go after the wire first.
  • Just above your keyboard, you should see two Phillips screws that actually hold the keyboard in. Remove this -- and don't be afraid, because they're very stubborn. I had to use the small Phillips screwdrivers and a locking wrench clamped on them to get enough of a grip to loosen these. Keep pushing down so you don't strip the screws. This was the hardest part of disassembly for me. Set the screws aside.
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