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Broken hinge The hinge broke and now it's very hard to open and close the lid, so I want to disassemble the case so I can try to fix it somehow. Even having the lid be a separate part that can be locked in two ways (closed or open) would be great. But I have removed all the screws I could find and it still won't come apart, I don't want to break the case if I can avoid it.

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It is a snap together construction. a fine blade along the seam perhaps But if you have doubts about that I certainly would have- How about Gaffer tape? I have made many hinge type repairs [not a lappie admittedly] on stuff like the tool cover on a vacuum cleaner- it gets tacky after a while and will need replacing- but far better that trying to rip a clam shell apart.

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