Acer laptop crack at the back of LCD near the hinges.
I have this Acer TravelMate 2440. There is a long crack above the hinge, the other side starts a narrow line of crack as well. I think this is the weakest point of this kind of model of Acer. As I see it, the materials use with this top cover (back of LCD) can not take long to hold the tension as you closed the laptop. Any suggestion regarding this problem. I think the manufacturer should collect complains regarding their products so as to help them improve the quality.
Actually this is not really my mistake as the damage sustained is not due to misuse or mishandling of the laptop. It is like in nature that the weak point of this model give off with cracks near the hinges.
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Re: Acer laptop crack at the back of LCD near the hinges.
In my experience, I have been able to replace the LCD Bezel to fix the crack. You can order this from any online parts store if you are a Do-It-Yourself type or any computer support company could help. Good Luck
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The side rails are the hinges, in some cases you most remove or loosen the screws that attach the hinges at the bottom where the hinges attach to the lid. Once this is accomplished, the hinge supports will allow access to the sides of the screen in order to remove the lcd panel. Once the panel is released from its side attachments, the data cable can be pulled free from the back of the panel.
There may be other screws hidden behind plastic concealing covers.
The front bezel can have retaining clips that clip that lock onto the lid and may also held in place with double sided tape.
Use a thin flat blade (careful not to scratch the LCD screen) and slip it between the bezel and the LCD screen and gently prize it away from the screen. Start at the bottom of the screen near the hinges and work along each edge.
The inverter will be located on the bottom edge of the screen between the hinges.
Very carefully, 1-push the screen right back holing the hinges where tey should be, 2-you have to unclip the black panel (over the power button) using an old credit card so yo dont damage the plastic, as this panel loops over the hinges & can only be removed with the screen right back, BUT remember to be carefull as the cables run through the blak covers & you don't want to snag them!
I've done this before so don't be afraid to pull hard start at the edges & make sure when aclip releases not to carry on pulling (use your thumb on the base of the comuter whilst pulling, dont just rip em off as you'll crack the panel quite easy.
but first I'd see if you can get replacements they're only aluminium angle plates with 2 screws holding them to the base.
Hope tis helps!
you can lift up the little round circles take out all screws,take top off, to lcd find the little gold nuts that the screws go into, try to put them back in plastic holes with super or gorilla glue,
or order screen parts on ebay, hinges usually get worse unless you find a way to secure those brackets attached to hinges
Apply a lubricant to the hinges themselves - not a ton of lubricant, as you don't want anything running down into the laptop proper.
What sound like has happened is that the display has somehow been in a bind, and therefore the hinges are in a bind. This makes it harder to moved the hinges, and thus when you open the lid it is making the cracks.
You may also want to unseat / unscrew the hinges and re-tighen the little screws that hold them in place.
What does work is this- Superglue the cracked lid as you WILL have one of these if you are reading this post- dont rush, I did about 10 glue applications over a few days to let it set correctly. Next remove the offending hinges. You will see to spring/pressed steel curves in the body of the hinge, Next hack saw one (the outer is easier to get to) of these off, this frees the hinge up very well. Worked for me so give it a try
These systems use a pretty generic hinge set-up. These can be dealt with in two ways, one involving a safer method for future adjustments. The hinges are two separate bars on each side of the monitor with friction cuffs that use the tension between their two pieces to hold the monitor stiff. Generally my experience with Acer models is that they ALL ship with pretty stiff hinges, which is a double-edged blade. Stock hinges that don't click when fresh have a tendency to need replacing after a couple years, where as my acer TM4K hinges are still strong today after 4. The best way to loosen these babies up is to just use it. About an average of 75 open/close cycles break in the hinge to where it stays nice & tight, but stops clicking or cracking. The other way, which is for those who are afraid the LCD housing will crack it's so tight, is to take the monitor off, but not apart, carefully using two pairs of needle-nose pliers, hold steady the monitor end with one set and with the other, flex the flat end of the now loose hinge back and forth as far as you can get it to move until you feel it is to the right strength.
It helps to mention that too little is better than too much, as I see a good amount of people burnt out with their Compaq Evo & Presario (ca.2001-2) hinges, falling to the ground soon as you let it go, only 6 months after their last replacement set.