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My G4 screen shell is starting to detach from the casing

My G4 screen shell is starting to detach from the hinge and screen. The LCD works just fine, I'm just not able to close it, as it bends the plastic. Is there a way I can take this apart and fix it myself?

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You can remove the back of the screen lid with the 4 hex screws located along the sides of the screen. Once the screws are removed you can remove the back of the screen with a spudger or by flexing the screen assembly starting near the top. Once removed you will find the screws securing the clutch assembly to the screen. If the screws are loose you can tighten them. If they are stripped or broken you will need to find a replacement hinge/clutch assembly on Ebay. Good luck

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