I have had my acer 3610 for a year and a half now, and at the hinge on the front of my laptop there is a large crack that just continues to grow, the more I use it.
Is anyone else having this problem??
Acer Travel Mate 7510
Same problem, left hand hinge is gone - I hate it that you spend good money and then no return! The screws are soooo tight, the cover casing has cracked round the hole and now I can't shut it, and i need to do a presentation tomorrow, but how can it travel open?
Even the few postings here should alert Acer that there is a common theme! These big companies are so untouchable.......i wonder if trading standards would take them on in the UK?
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
In my experience, I have been able to replace the LCD Bezel to fix the crack. You can order this from any online parts store if you are a Do-It-Yourself type or any computer support company could help. Good Luck
Apply a lubricant to the hinges themselves - not a ton of lubricant, as you don't want anything running down into the laptop proper.
What sound like has happened is that the display has somehow been in a bind, and therefore the hinges are in a bind. This makes it harder to moved the hinges, and thus when you open the lid it is making the cracks.
You may also want to unseat / unscrew the hinges and re-tighen the little screws that hold them in place.
Unfortunately the LCD back cover is not readily available but you can find it here http://www.computercare.ca/product.php?productid=18048&cat=1648&page= I bought this part and replaced my back cover for LCD. be careful while replacing LCD inverter you might be needing a new one.
What does work is this- Superglue the cracked lid as you WILL have one of these if you are reading this post- dont rush, I did about 10 glue applications over a few days to let it set correctly. Next remove the offending hinges. You will see to spring/pressed steel curves in the body of the hinge, Next hack saw one (the outer is easier to get to) of these off, this frees the hinge up very well. Worked for me so give it a try