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Broken hinge on laptop

I dropped my laptop and cracked the housing at the hinge. The display side is what is affected. The computer itself was not damaged. Is it possible to have it replaced. I don't think it will hold to try to glue it.

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  • iamjiwjr Jun 29, 2008

    I opened my Averatec AV7170 yesterday and the hinge broke. I'm under warranty but I figure it's not covered.

    Am I looking at having to replace the whole laptop?


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These are usually sold as a whole from the manufacturer with the monitor attached. If the display is cracked, this is what you want anyway, but if not, you will have to call customer support and try to get just the plastic housing.
Or see if there is a third party who sells them in either stock configuration or graphics if you prefer.

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Hinges are usually attached to the computer's frame via machine screws. In order to get the most life out of your computer's hinges, it is not a bad idea to perform a yearly inspection. Remove the hinge covers and check that the machine screws that secure the hinges are tightened fully. If screws are missing, contact the computer's manufacturer to order replacement screws; hinges missing screws are subjected to additional stress and can wear out faster if steps are not taken to replace the screw.
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