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I need some parts for my Acer 2010 (2012 WLMI) notebook

I have to replace a broken right side hinge between the keyboard and screen parts of the notebook along the plastic center cover which cracked when I tried to close the notebook with the broken hinge, but Acer doesn't seem to want to deal with any customer who is out of warranty. Is there an aftermarket solution that you are aware of? I could probably do it myself if I had access to the parts and just a little bit of instruction.

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  • kjelray Jan 16, 2009

    Thanks Thund,



    I was able to find a repair manual but not the parts, at least not yet. I look a little deeper when I've a bit more time, but I appreciate your lead very much. It's quite possible that the repair manual will provide me with part numbers I need and a list of suppliers where I might obtain them. Thanks Again.

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Go onto ebay,,and look for the model of your laptop, you should be able to find the parts for around $10

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    Alex M Jan 30, 2009

    Also Craigslist is a good source,,and you may want to go to your local used computer store, if they cannot supply the parts,they can certainly tell you who has them.
    Best of luck


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<p>If a loose screen hinge screws <br /> <p>1. Turn off your computer and remove all components of the computer that sending an electrical current to the system, including power cables, peripherals and battery. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Close the display and turn off the computer base to cope with the hinge side of the computer to you. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Extract the four screws on the bottom border. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Remove the rubber plugs on the back of the hinges of the screen and the two screws underneath them. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Turn off the computer and open the screen, so they sit flat against your work. <br /> <p><br /> <p>6. Press the area marked on the right side of the keyboard cover (the plastic strip on the top of the keyboard) to it from the computer. Lift your right a little push and cover the central part of the keyboard to release it. Lift up the middle and let the left up to the keyboard cover for free from the computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>7. Unzip, the four screws on the top of the keyboard and the keyboard on the fold of the palm rest with the buttons down. Disconnect the keyboard cable and remove the keyboard. <br /> <p><br /> <p>8. Loosen the two screws that secure each display hinge to the computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>9. Attach the keyboard and the keyboard. Make sure all screws that secure each part to fix. <br /> <p><br /> <p>10. Place the screws on the back of the hinges of the screen and replace the rubber stopper. <br /> <p><br /> <p>11. Insert the battery, cables and components that you removed in step 1 to complete the process. <br /> <p><br /> <p>Broken so replace hinges <br /> <p>1. Turn off the computer and get rid of its power transmission components. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Turn off your computer and remove the four screws on the hinge side of the base of the keyboard. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Remove the rubber plugs on the back of each screen hinge, and pull the two screws in the hinges. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Unplug the computer and open the screen. Follow the instructions to step 6 of chapter 1 to the keyboard cover. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Remove the keyboard by following step 7 of Section 1 <br /> <p><br /> <p>6. Disconnect the cable from the connector on the computer screen right in the middle of the screen panel. <br /> <p><br /> <p>7. Disconnect and remove the two antenna cables from the mini-PCI wireless card in the middle left of the keyboard and cables in the guide, take it to the computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>8. Unzip the two screws on each hinge and lift the computer screen. <br /> <p><br /> <p>9. Remove the six rubber pads on the front panel display, and remove the screws under them. <br /> <p><br /> <p>10. Remove the display. <br /> <p><br /> <p>11. Unzip the two screws on each screen, internal hinges and remove the hinges of the screen. <br /> <p><br /> <p>12. Follow the procedure in reverse, with hinges to the new computer installation. Make sure you remove all the screws, so everything is nice and tight as the computer is assembled. <br />

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