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Compaq Presario Laptop (M2000 series) hinge

One of the hinges is no longer holding up the screen, but other wise the display is ok. I have located the parts (ridiculous price) and the Compaq manual pdf. There is a procedure for removing the whole display unit, but nothing about replacing the hinges and internal brackets. There is no obvious way to get inside the display unit. Anyone ever cracked one of these? It's a borderline call as far as replacing the whole computer. Basically, if I can't do it myself, I might as well buy a new one. Thanks in advance.

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  • branedamag Nov 07, 2007

    Found the parts at a reasonable price. When they arrive I will give replacing them a try.

  • vk6ad Nov 21, 2007

    Hello. Exact same problem here so would appreciate your comments about source of parts and how to replace the broken hinge.

  • DrTeacher Jan 18, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem - my Presario V4000 has a faulty hinge on the left side - the silver plastic part has come off, the screen and computer work fine, I can see black-covered wires going to the screen via the left sided hinge - please ANYONE help me - where can I buy the plastic silver cover for this hinge - and repair this - can I do this myself - help ANYONE?

  • medavidson Feb 03, 2008

    I just dropped my Presario V2000 and the hinge snapped. Where did you find the pieces.

    Please email me.

  • lorraine Mar 10, 2008

    Trying to replace hinge bracket on Compaq presario c300
    do i need to dissemble the lcd also dont exactly know where to start
    Thank you

  • lorraine Mar 10, 2008

    could you tell me where to start when replaceing hinge bracket unit
    Im a newbie
    Thank you

  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    Just trying to replace left hinge on a compaq presario, hinges cost $$$$$$$$, other hinges are 5-10, while the C300, C500, V5000 hinge const ~$60.00, any other ideas?

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    my r/s hinge is broken, it is a presario c300, is it hard to repair?

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    Yeh, my v5000 has both hinges broken. Seems its a weak design! Good on ya Compaq/HP. My next laptop will not be a HP! Toshiba make the most robust laptops!



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Very easy to replace if you can get new ones. Remove the batter and remove all screws under the battery as well as all the screws to the right and left of the battery location (3 on the V5000). Now back on the other side gently pry up on the portion of the "keyboard area" directly above the keyboard. A small keyboard will make this handy

Now you'll see screws holding the monitor the the notebook. Remove those screws and the monitor will be freed. Be careful with the wireless antenna wires and xvga cable. Now remove all the little rubber pads from the monitor and you'll find all the screws underneath. Remove those and you'll see how the hinges are attached to the monitor. There are three screws directly to the screen and a few to the frame on each side. Remove those and the hinges will come off.

Replacement hinges are available from HP's website for about $50 + shipping but call them up and give them *hit and see if they'll help you out.

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Most laptop screens come completely sealed. Fortunatly you can get it open but it is a complicated task and in most cases it is just logical to get a new lap top.

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