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Housing for dl71 cracked and hinges broken.

I need to get a replacemnet housing for my dl 71 notebook.i dropped it and it cracked and damaged the corner hinges and now very difficult to open and close as the hinge is not secured.

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Acer Aspire E1-571-6650 would not charge. Problem thought to be DC Jack (AC Adapter would not fix and DC Jack seemed loose). Had the same problem a year ago in July and it was fixed. Original charger...


Difficult to comment but if a laptop comes in for me to repair and the hinge is broken and maybe cabinet damage, I would offer to replace the broken parts and replace the DC jack, if it was faulty. It is part of the service but may not be cheap to repair!
Hinges usually become loose and very rarely break.
Did the laptop work on the power supply but not on battery?

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Mu laptop hinges are broken. I wanted to know what problems this may cause? Sometimes when I tipe words, it doesn't work in the screen. This could be related with the broken hinges?




Laptop hinges are generally made of low-cost metal alloys, or "pot metal yeah this may cause problem you can fix your broken hinges easily by spending little time ." Pot metal is not particularly durable, and over the course of a laptop's life cycle, repeated opening and closing of the computer's lid can cause wear that prevents the lid from staying in an open position. Hinges can also wear to the point that they break at the point of attachment, either on the lid or the computer's body.

Hinges are usually attached to the computer's frame via machine screws. In order to get the most life out of your computer's hinges, it is not a bad idea to perform a yearly inspection. Remove the hinge covers and check that the machine screws that secure the hinges are tightened fully. If screws are missing, contact the computer's manufacturer to order replacement screws; hinges missing screws are subjected to additional stress and can wear out faster if steps are not taken to replace the screw.
Lubrication of the hinge is possible, but not recommended; if the wrong type of lubricant is used, it could damage the computer's case or seep into the electrical components and further damage the computer. Consult a professional technician if you feel that your hinges require lubrication.

o Hinges can also be damaged when the computer is picked up by its lid, dropped from various heights or opened beyond the angle at which it should stop. In these situations, damage to the hinges may be of secondary concern, as component damage and data loss might have occurred. Depending on the amount of damage and warranty status, the computer may require complete replacement.

Laptop hinges are not indestructible, but their coverings and trim may show wear long before the hinges are actually in any danger of failure. Most laptops on the market include plastic hinge covers. The hinge covers can develop stress fractures from repeated wear; most of the time, this is not indicative of a hinge problem.
Some laptop hinges are housed within the bezel or trim of the computer's monitor or body. This, too, is generally made of plastic, and might develop stress cracks after a few years of use. Hinge covers and bezels are usually modular, and replacements are generally easy to find at low to moderate costs.

Repair

o Hinge problems can be mitigated with adjustments to the hinge's tension or additional hardware installation by the user. Brackets can be installed on the outer case to allow for hinge-like performance, or the screen can be mounted in a fixed position. If the screen is left permanently open, care should be taken to prevent damage to the screen and to prevent dust accumulation in the keyboard.
The lid and screen assembly can also be replaced, if the correct parts can be found. Replacement of the lid and screen can be cost-prohibitive, with parts and labor sometimes exceeding the cost of the computer.

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Hello, how to replace the keyboard?


usually there are screws on the bottom of the laptop labeled "K" maybe 3 or 4. then the keyboard should fall out or a little force but not too much will make it come out. hope this helps

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Hinges cover crack , lcd ok... hinge brackets broken


ouch how did you manage that? all you can do is buy a new case (if they still sell them) or carefuly glue it back together trying not to open the screen.... as there is a ribbon cable in there which if damaged canruin your display completely!!! i would know i had a similar problem.. if you do damage it domt pannic they are very cheap and i would recromend ordering online as shops have a tendonsy to rip you off.
if you had cover for it it is useless now :-( as the crack shows that you have dropped it.

hope this helps.

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Cracking the case to get to the left hinge


If you don't know how, then take the computer to a qualified/certified technician, to avoid self-inflicted damage.

Wouldn't a drop of oil be all you need?

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Lenovo Ideapad Y510 Hinge problem


hinges take alot of stress as they have to be quite tight to hold the screen in a certain position, alot of laptops can have over tightened hinges and cause splitting in the housing. Hinges can quite often come loose.
Make sure all screws are present around the hinge area and if you can tighten up your hinges.
If the hinges are badly damage you can buy replacments for a few $ off of ebay

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Broken hinge


Depending on the damage you can try to super glue it back.
Apart from that you will have to take it to a laptop repair shop and see what they say.

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Lcd hinges cracked


The parts you're looking for are called "display panel hinges" You can buy these parts from compaq/hp directly, but personally, I would call, find out the part number and try to find a cheaper place to purchase them. A detailed video on removing the LCD panel completely can be found here. This will show you how to remove the broken hinges, and on the left side of the page, you can select videos that will show you how to do practically everything else. To get your replacement parts go to the compaq website (I couldn't find the part without the serial) or call 1-800-227-8164. There is also a live chat option once you go to the support section of the website. You may be able to rig the display so it works without buying a part, but now that you have the information, it's up to you. I hope this helps!

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Broken Hinges


you have to change your hinges.Plz visit to your nearest service station.

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Broken hinge on laptop


These are usually sold as a whole from the manufacturer with the monitor attached. If the display is cracked, this is what you want anyway, but if not, you will have to call customer support and try to get just the plastic housing.
Or see if there is a third party who sells them in either stock configuration or graphics if you prefer.

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