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Laptop hinge One of the laptop hinges on my Gateway broke..will my extended warranty kick in or should I just send to Gateway? CT*

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  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    had the same problem with my gateway mx6453...only the hinge broke completely off. Were you able to repair?

  • noggy 1 Aug 04, 2008

    both hinges cracked soon after I received mine from my son in Hamilton ont. about a year ago. I very carefuly oiled the hinge but the right side continued to crack completely..

    What I need is a new top complete. We are seniors and we travel throught North Ameerica as volunteers and we need our laptop.. We will be traveling to Hamilton in a few weeks to visit my son. James is a prof. at Mcmasters university, where they use a your product exclusivly

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    I had both my hinges break. Now I have to be extremely careful to not lose my lcd screen.

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This is a tough one. Usually this type of damage is considered customer damage and would not be covered under any type of warranty. That being said, if the reason for the break is a defect in the hinge itself, then that would be covered. I would suggest that you call Gateway first before you incur the expense of sending the laptop out.
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Definately an easy fix.

I suggest looking on eBay for a donor chassis.
Sometimes they can be had relatively cheap CLICK HERE (this one has both hinges broken however) - and sometimes just the parts you are looking for are available CLICK HERE (this is for the RHS one though).

An entire donor PC is adviseable, because usually the repair is not just the hinge that broke - as the rest of the lid is plastic!

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Replace reverse of removal.

HERE is a link that will describe it better and give you a visual reference.
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Once the screen is free of the chassis - its time to remove the little rubber scerw covers in the lid, and disassemble.

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http://www.batterygeek.net/Portable_Power_Stations_s/38.htm
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_0_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=external+laptop+battery&sprefix=external+lapt
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