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It is possible to replace the hinge, but it is a couple hours of tricky work. If you are not comfortable completely dismantling your computer, I would take it to a repair shop. You can usually find the hinge on ebay. Just search for "thinkpad x230 tablet swivel hinge part".
I replaced the hinge on my x61 tablet without any trouble, but I am very comfortable with repairing computers. Take lots of pictures to make sure you get it back together correctly, and keep track of where the screws go, there are a lot of them. Good luck!
Here is the repair manual for the x230: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x230t_x230it_hmm_en_0b48730_02.pdf
Remove the square screw covers above the keyboard on either side of the swiveling screen hinge. Unscrew the 2 screws and use a small flat head screw driver to remove the plastic cover above the keyboard. Do this by inserting the screw driver underneath the plastic cover near to the f keys on the keyboard and gently pop the cover off. Carefully remove the ribbon from the motherboard, use a small screw driver to release the clip that holds the ribbon in place (ribbon located above f3,f4 keys). Slide the keyboard up and it should release if it doesn't then there may be some sticky tape holding the keyboard down, this is located behind the f2,f3,f4,f5 keys, carefully pull the keyboard away but hold the keyboard by the f keys so that you do not damage the keyboard by bending it. Reverse the procedure to fit new keyboard
This may help and may not. It seems there are lots of people having the same problem you are. The best way to get a replacement seems to buy a cheap junked out Gateway and use the hinge from it. However I would be very careful doing this because the one you buy may not have a good hinge. As many people there are with these issues I would contact Gateway to see if they had a replacement part and would ask to file an official complaint. In addition here is a number to a laptop repair company, they will help you find the most cost effective way to fix your laptop. They are good I have used them for parts before. 1 (800) 999-4409
The following website should help you out - if the problem is just a loose hinge. Maybe you've already seen this webpage, but here it is again anyway.
Your problem may be just a couplI used the directions to take off my screen and then found out my hinge was broken.
search "gateway e-155c lcd swivel assembly" on google or any other search engine and you will find the part that you need. You will need to do your own replacement, but that is the part that will fix your problem
Just fixed this mine bought from ebay. (i) Remove the battery and disconnect the power supply! (ii)Use a pin to lift the six screw covers around the screen and remove the screws. (iii) Carefully remove the screen surround starting at the hinge. I used a mobile phone opening tool as this made it easy to unclip where necessary. (iv) Remove the four screws holding the screen in place and the one holding the screen invertor(?) (v) Place something soft over the keyboard and tilt the screen forward out of the lid onto it, You may have to remove some of the tape holding the ribbon cables to allow it to separate. (vi) There is a small PCB on the back that controls the digitiser. Two ribbon cables go to this nearest to the edge of the screen. Again you may have to remove tape to do the following. Lift the brown plastic clamps that hold the ribbons in place. I slid both ribbons out and checked the connections were clean and not corroded on the ribbon. Again I had to remove more adhesive tape to do this. (vii) Slide the ribbons back into place so they are fully home and close the clamps. (viii) Reassemble fitting all the tapes screws etc. The hardest bit is getting the screen and screen protector clean and free from dust while reassembling!!