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Hinges I'm trying to put new hinges in my laptop, but tryed to take covers of but gave up thinking i might break the case, is there a simple steo by step guide for this procedure? Many Thanks

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Re: hinges

There are service manuals google search for compaw evo service manual, or hardware maintenance manual the lcd covers do need to be pryed off gently, you get the lcd frame odff by bending the frame upwards, towards yourself, every few inches. the bottom has 2 or 3 srews to remove first, and sometimes a wireless antenna on the front (top) of the lcd has 2 screws inside as well)

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A very dark blue screen on a laptop that otherwise appears to be "on" is a sign that the backlight on the screen portion of the computer may be burned out. You can test this by shining a flashlight on the screen. If you can see your desktop icons, the backlight is burnt out. Replacing a bad backlight is not a do-it-yourself task unless you are comfortable doing delicate electronic repairs and have the design schematics for your model in hand. Your safest course of action will always be to take the laptop to a professional repair depot. There is one alternative repair option available if you're not comfortable doing surgery and a trip to the repair shop is not in your budget. Replace the entire screen module, case and all.

Doing Surgery Yourself

1.Remove the battery from the laptop. With the laptop model schematics in front of you, use the small Phillips screwdriver to separate the monitor from the laptop base. The schematics will indicate how to uncover the monitor hinges and free the monitor. Handle the screen gently because it will still be tethered to the base by a group of wires.
2.Remove the plastic case covering the "power bar" on the upper part of the laptop keyboard base. Refer to the schematics to find the way to release this cover and lift it off the keyboard. You'll see a group of fine wires leading back to the monitor. Unplug this cable so the monitor is now free from the base.
3.Follow the schematics to remove the casing covering the monitor screen. Be forewarned that the design of a laptop monitor "under the hood" is complex and delicate. Don't force anything. Don't experiment. Take frequent photographs of each successful disassembly stage so you can have some hope of getting it all back together again correctly.
4.Find the slim fluorescent backlight instrument behind the glass layers of the screen. Unplug it from the tiny cable receptacles and remove it. Insert the fresh backlight fixture and reconnect it to the cable plug.
5.Restore the screen assembly and the casing using the schematics and your reference photographs. Plug the screen back into the laptop base at the power bar. Don't reattach the screen hinges to the base until after you have tested it by booting the laptop. If the test is successful, turn the laptop off and connect the screen to the base unit at the hinges.

Alternative Repair

1.Purchase an entire screen-and-case assembly for your laptop make and model. Many intact assemblies are available online for reasonable prices. You will usually pay slightly less for an entire screen-and-case unit than you would for a professional repair on just the backlight alone so this could be an economical alternative for you. You can save even more money by purchasing as "Used but Good" unit, rather than a new unit.
2.Remove your old screen following the previous section's Step 1 through Step 3.
3.Plug the new screen-and-case unit into the laptop base. Follow the schematics and your photographs and thread the monitor wires through the hinge passes. Restore the power bar cover.
4.Test your replacement repair by booting the laptop. If the screen looks normal, shut off the laptop and reattach the new screen to the base at the hinges. Restore the hinge covers.

I hope you find it very helpful. Thanks.

Aug 22, 2011 | Coby NBPC1023XPBLK Netbook PC


How to Remove and replace laptop keyboard

The direction below will help teach you how to remove laptop keyboardand replace it. This article doesn’t cover all models, but you may geta rough meaning, the disassembling steps are proper for most laptops.


-If your laptop is still within the promised warrant period, thenplease don’t take your laptop apart, otherwise, you may lose thepromise of quality warrant.

-Before you open your laptop, please first remove the laptop battery and pull off ac adapter for laptop.

-If you break the keyboard faucet on the motherboard by accident, then you’d have to replace the entire motherboard.

-You should take the responsibility of the result.

This is HP/Compaq NC6120 laptop, and this method is also proper for other model laptops.

The indicator cover and the hinge cover are in one piece and isscrew-less in this laptop. Many others laptops the hinges cover areseparate from the indicator cover.

There are common also that screws are found underneath the indicator cover or behind the hinge covers.

In this case, there’s no need to remove the baffle of the keyboard,however, for many other models, you have to follow the next steps:insert a little screwdriver under the keyboard baffle, lift itcarefully and then put plastic clip into it, and then move the laptop replacement keyboardbaffle with your fingers; be careful, as some model baffles might beconnected to motherboard with cable. If you just pull out the cableincautiously, then you have to plug it back again, to remove thekeyboard, it’s not that necessary to disconnect the keyboard bafflefrom motherboard. You’d just need to release the baffle and then youcould see the screws used to fasten the keyboard

Remove screws and latches.

Just as the picture 3 shows, you could find the screws used to fastenkeyboard from the back cover of the laptop, 2 in all, and generally,there should be 2 to 4 screws on common laptops. And beside the screwfastening hp laptop keyboard,there marks some sign; under certain circumstance, Hinge cover hasscrews to frap keyboard. However, this tutorial doesn’t involverelevant case, hope you could notice that.

Push latches downward.

As picture 4 shows below, you could find some latches on the laptopkeyboard, total 4 latches, beside the key F1, F4, F8 and F12, use alittle flat screwdriver to slide down gently.

And as picture 5 shows below, lift the keyboard from the motherboard, once the HP/Compaq NC6120 Keyboardis moved and the flat connection cable between the keyboard andmotherboard exposes. And before you pull the flat connection cable outof interface, first unlock the connection cable-lock.

As picture 6 shows below, it illustrates how to unlock the keyboard cable-lock, and move it 1-2mm cautiously.


lift up the cable-lock on both ends by not more than 1mm.
Over lifting would break the clips that function to position the cable in place.

As picture 7 shows below, now it’s the time for the HP NC6120 Keyboardto get off from laptop, and then pull the connection cable out of it.And when install the keyboard, follow the steps above just by theopposite sequence.

on Feb 24, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Our screen is broken may be because foot rested on the screen. How do you take out the screen so that a new one can put in.

Disassembling a laptop is not something that you should "try" by yourself.

If you accept the risks:
* make a "backup" of all your files, just to be "safe"
* turn the computer off
* disconnect the AC power
* remove the battery
* remove the covers over the hinges
* remove the keyboard -- note that a DELICATE "ribbon-cable" connects the keyboard to the case
* remove the top-plate -- by unscrewing some of the screws on the bottom of the case
* unscrew the hinges -- note that a DELICATE cable connects the LCD to the case
* remove the "surround" from around the screen
* swap the screens
* reassemble.

Good luck -- you CERTAINLY will need it.

Dec 24, 2010 | PC Laptops

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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

Aug 22, 2009 | Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook

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Lenovo y510 right side hinge is binding badly and plastic molding apperas to be separating

This is because if someone remove the laptop parts and put it back together wrong. or LCD hand broken inside LCD cover, Or broken screw, might not support the hinge from mainboard area. Do Not band more, you will demage MB section. may break the LCD or will creat short.
In this condition try a techguy.


Aug 05, 2009 | Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook

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Plastic casing over notbook hinges broken.

Look on ebay for hinge covers. Sometimes you will find them on there. Good luck!

Dec 17, 2008 | Acer Extensa 5620 Notebook PC

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Right hinge coming apart

This is a normal wear and tear issue with Dell lappys.
You can take off the hinge cover (it's just above the keyboard) and attempt to tighten the hinges down.
If that doesn't work, then the hinges themselves are wearing out, and need to be replaced, so you'd have to contact dell in that case buddy.
To remove the hinge cover, find where there is a small notch or space to the right of it and put a VERY small screwdriver in that notch and pry it up. (MAKE SURE that your LCD panel is completely flat aka. completely open when doing this).
Once it pops out (it takes a little muscle, don't worry it's made of plastic it shouldn't break) then you can keep prying it up until it all just pops out. Now using a phillips small screwdriver (cross head) tighten the hinges (they'll be easy to see along with their screws).
Then, simply replace the hinge cover the same way it came off, put it into the laptop at an angle upwards going into the left side this time, and then just begin to press it downwards until it pops into place. Do this all along the hinge cover from left to right this time.
There! hopefully that helps, but even if it does the hinges will NEED replacing, the dell ones are cheap, and eventually do need to be replaced.

Dec 15, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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Broken hinge

It is a snap together construction. a fine blade along the seam perhaps But if you have doubts about that I certainly would have- How about Gaffer tape? I have made many hinge type repairs [not a lappie admittedly] on stuff like the tool cover on a vacuum cleaner- it gets tacky after a while and will need replacing- but far better that trying to rip a clam shell apart.

Jun 13, 2007 | Acer TravelMate 508DX Notebook

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Compaq presario 1200

there are plastic covers over the hinges, which may be part of the faceplate. being a compaq the hinge screws are most likely torx head screws. compaq used to make a special tool for removing the plastic covers on their laptops. the tool was a bar with a piece of fiberglas circuit board embedded in it. you insert the circuit board into the groove between the top and bottom covers and twist. this is, of course after removing all of the cover screws. some of the cover screws on the display may be hidden under rubber bumpers.

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