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Stiff screen on laptop

The screen is so stiff (hinge) that it is very difficult to open and the stress of levering it to a fully open has caused a crack in the plastic back cover.  Can the hinges be lubricated? With what?

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  • flyingdancer Nov 26, 2007

    further to durrydurry's problem, report mine has now broken at that point and the hinge plate has separated from the lid. Do you think that a computer repair shop would be able to do anything to fix this, or should I try the "superglue"?

  • dabdil Nov 28, 2007


    I intially had a similar problem with my ibm thinkpad t20 the hinges were very tight and with the constant open and closing on a daily basis finally cracked the top bezel which is part of the frame for the keyboard and the dvdrom drive. Also it was broken from inside that was holding the dvdrom drive cage together. It wasn't until I dropped it one day when I slipped on the stairs and the laptop fell apart I managed to get to the nuts that were too tight and loosened them and had to glue everything back together it works fine now and its no longer a challenge when open and closing the lid.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    I have a Gateway MX6448 with the same problem. I took a old printer refill
    syringe and some 3 in one oil and placed 1 tiny tiny drop on each side of both hinges. This worked for me but be careful not to use too much.



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Can you please tell me what is the notebook model


you should not lubricate the hinges

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Stiff hinge..I try and it work!!..Take out the hinge from your laptop.. put the hinge area into the flame (gas cooker at your kitchen). put it for 3 or 4 minutes. Immidiately soak it into cold water. It will loose a bit. if neccessary, repeat the process until you satisfied.

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