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Cracks in case around hinges.

The tightness of the springs in my cover has caused the top cover to crack from the hinges to the sides and has caused the bottom piece to be unlevel. Because of this a Disc will not operate properly.

Anyone else having this same problem?????

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Re: Cracks in case around hinges.

Depending on the country you are in,I'm from New Zealand.
the only solution I have found for the hinge cracks is to replace the plastic mouldings,both top and bottom,depending on damage
Add some lubricant on the moving parts of the hinge and this may free up the hinge (movements wise)

Failing that try Acer NZ Spare Parts Division ( or Trade Me (

If Acer is outside warrantee,you could buy an old acer same model and strip it down for the parts and dispose of the balance when its all sorted.

Good luck with this one ,Let me know of you outcome Thanks

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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Still the problem is not fixed google does nothave much information on this

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Re: Cracks in case around hinges.

Replace bottom plastics. Find them by doing a Google search. Use keywords 'laptop plastics for make/model.

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