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How do i loosen up the hinges on my acer laptop

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The only to loosen is to lubricate the hinge with a little silicon oil.

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You can try using a very small amount of a DRY lubricant and then open/close the lid a few times to work it in a bit.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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