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Gateway CX2608 wobbly monitor

The screen on my convertible laptop is shaky. It is very loose and not very sturdy. I do not see a way to tighten it. Does anyone have a solution to the problem. Please assist.

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Send the darn thing back to Gateway and insist they fix it for free--mine has done this twice, and I have been darned gentle with it. It is a design flaw... Be forewarned that they are going to try to charge you under "non-warranty damage". Mention the consumer protection department at your state Attorney General's office...It doesn't take a genius to figure out why the torque from a one-pound screen dangling 10 inches above a cheesy plastic hinge finally causes failure...
Same thing for the AC Plug socket on the upper left hand corner--they solder the plug to the mother board, and then dangle a heavy wire with a one ounce balun coil from it. It is another design error--the torque from the dangling plug eventually breaks the solder, and then they call it "non-warranty damage". Don't let them do this to you--it is their fault, and lots of people suffer from this problem.
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both of you are on drugs!
mate, there's a few write-ups on it.
it's very easy, have a search; but the basics are that you pop off the base where the arrow is (use flat screwdriver) and you'll see an adjustment screw in there.
too easy.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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I have fixed a couple of notebooks with this problem. There is no quick fix solution, you have to open the either the computer case or the LCD cover. If you are lucky, the problem can be solved by just tightening the screw but is one of the notebooks that I have fixed (compaq evo) the plastic that holds the nut is broken. I have to rebuilt the plastic using epoxy (1 minute glue or cyanoacrylate will not work). Opening notebook cases can be a pain because there are a lot of screws, sometimes different sizes and worse some are hidden under stickers.

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A temporary fix is to locate a strong rubber band (or ask for a blown tube at your friendly local tire shop and fabricate a band with a pair of scissors), then stretch the band around the screen at the pivot point. the real fix is money ugly...disassembly and hinge repair or replacement

Posted on May 27, 2007

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