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Cover will not stay opened

When I open the computer the top (lcd screen) does not stay up. Without support behind it the top would just fall back. Any idea how to repair this?

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Re: Cover will not stay opened

It sounds like you need new hinges for your computer. I didn't see any for your particular model on eBay which would be the best place to look but you may be able to contact Toshiba and order replacement hinges. To replace the hinges, you will need to remove the bezel from the LCE screen and possibly the power button board, depending on how your particular laptop is put together.

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    Once it's off, you should be able to see the hinges, if they look loose, tighten them with jewel screwdrivers.
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    If this doesn't work, your hinges are getting old (and believe me dell ones are ****) and wearing out, and unfortuneately, only a book or smth can help you then. The only other fix is getting some dell lcd bezel hinges and replacing them (or sending it away to get it fixed), although it will be fixed for sure then.

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