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Display on laptop loose

I have a Dell laptop and the monitor is very very loose. Can it be fixed? If so what should I expect to pay for repairs?

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Try tightening all the screws around the hinge area, if that is not the problem I am sure the actual hinges can be replaced for a fairly reasonable amount.

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