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Problem with hinges

The main problem that i am having with my notebook is the broken hinge. The plastic surrounding the hinge has cracked and fallen off, exposing the metal hinge beneath it. My question is: is there anything I can do to repair the broken hinge, or will I have to purchase a new laptop?

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Re: Problem with hinges

Go to your local thrift stores and ask about electronics. I volunteer at one and am the toy, book, electronic, and militaria expert. We sort, sell, ebay, or trash items.

As for electronics. We have dumpsters full of monitors and printers, etc that can't be sold or sold for as little as a dollar each.

I suggest that you buy a laptop and/or desktop and salvage the items that you need.

Also, it can be a way to green up your local dumpsites. Offer to take items from the stores and recycle them where you can or sell things on ebay for extra income.

I have found hinges and parts at the store and salvaged what I need.

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Re: Problem with hinges

Really no need to replace the laptop for this problem. Usually you can contact the manufacturer and they will be happy to sell you new hinges. Depending on the manufacturer and how the hinges are will determine the price. If you find them too pricey, go to ebay and look for hinges for your laptop model number. Chances are they'll be under $50.

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Hi woc169! Your problem may be related to an HP recall/repair announcement regarding left side hinge defects. Go to or call the number at the end of this message. Hope this helps!

HP Limited Service Enhancement for Left Display Hinge
HP has identified a hardware issue with certain HP Pavilion dv9000, dv9100, dv9200 and dv9400 series notebook PCs.

Step 3: Identify the symptoms Ifyour computer’s product number is listed above, and the notebook PCexperiences one or more of the symptoms listed below, contact HP duringthe Duration of the HP Limited Service Enhancement to determine whetheryou are eligible for a free repair. Symptoms of a broken left display hinge include but may not be limited to the following:
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Service enhancements and free shipping
NOTE: This HP Limited Service Enhancement program is available in the United States and Canada through May 31, 2009.
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