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Acer Travelmate 5602 - I have a problem with the hinge on the lower left side of my screen. It is so tight that the screw in the lower left corner has striped it threads and the outer cover is loose also. How do I repair this?

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You may have to purchase a new hinge, make sure it come with screws and all. You may have been the unlucky person to receive faulty hardware from the manufacture.

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