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The bottom corner of my monitor (where it covers the hinges) is broken.

What is this part called if I wanted to order it? I think it would be the outer frame of the monitor.

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That would be called the front bezel

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Streak in LCD Screen


Judith,

I'm going to state in my own words, as to what I think you have stated, originally; (Please bear with me as this may be clumsy)

" I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook PC.
This laptop has problems with the Hinges, and Base Cover.

The Base Cover area where the Hinges, and their respective screws go, is beyond repair. To properly repair it, I would need to purchase a Base Cover, Hinges, Hinge Brackets, and a 'Bezel'."

At this stage I am a little unclear,
" I think I would have to buy the entire bottom of the case,
{ Base Cover. Got it }, and replace the bezel that had pieces break off at the hinges too,....."

Hmmm.....Bezel....
Bezel that is close to the Hinges,..........

1) The Display Bezel that is in Front of the LCD screen? Thin plastic frame that resembles a picture frame? Bottom part has Hinge Covers formed in it?

2) Palm Rest Cover?
The cover that covers the top of the Body, of the laptop?

The major portion is below the Keyboard towards you. The rest of the Palm Rest Cover, is two rectangular pieces on each side of the Keyboard.

One of these two pieces broke? (Connector piece?)

3) Center Control Cover?
Is above the Keyboard, and below the Display Assembly.
Has the Power on button in it, for one.

To go on;

You purchased the same model on Ebay?

Same exact model number? Look on the bottom of the laptop.

Reasoning?
Primer:

An LCD screen cannot produce light by itself. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight (Present technology), can be a CCFL, or a series of LED lights.
The Dell Inspiron 1525 series used a CCFL.

Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

(Approximately 2mm Thick, by almost the height of the LCD screen, Long.
2mm is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch. { .0787 )

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power (Electricity) from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and the Backlight.

Point?
The screen Inverter, and the LCD screen, are a MATCHED unit.

Looking at the back of both LCD screens, what is the Dell part number/s, or LCD manufacturer model number/s?

[ One LG example from an article on InsideMyLaptop,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-lcd-screen-inverter-dell-inspiron-1525-laptop/

Scroll all the way down to Step 14. Read under the first photo, and view the second photo ]

Want to see if the LCD screen you are using, matches the Inverter in the laptop.

Dell, just like all laptop manufacturers, use different manufacturers of LCD screens. (LG, Sharp, Hitachi, etc)
May go with one for a few years, then off to a different one. (Or one's)
May change when a particular laptop model comes out.

The LCD screens may be slightly different models. In turn they would use different screen Inverters.
This = No.

4) Translucent 'streak' going from bottom left corner, to upper right corner.

That translates to;

A) Video Cable damage (Dell = Display Cable)
B) LCD screen damage
C) Bad graphics chipset

Have you used an external monitor to diagnose? A VGA monitor?
If so disregard the following;

A) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF. Connect a VGA monitor to the laptop.
You can use a CRT monitor (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor that has a VGA cable attached.

Example of a VGA Cable, and VGA port, (Connector),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Connect to the left side of the laptop.

B) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.
By default the display should show on the external VGA monitor.
If not:

Hold the Fn key down, simultaneously tap once on the F8 key.
Still nothing showing on external monitor?

You have at least three display options;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY.

Try again.

If the display is the same on the external VGA monitor, you have a bad graphics chipset. (G.P.U.)

If Not, the problem lies in the Display Cable, or screen Inverter, or LCD screen.

As you have seen the Display Cable connects to the motherboard, then routes up under the Left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly.

The Display Cable can be damaged from normal use, over time.
Now add to it that you have had extensive Hinge problems.

If the sheath of the cable shows any visible damage, the tiny wires inside stand a chance of being damaged, also. (Stretched/Broken)

I would suggest testing the Display Cable. Perform a continuity test with a multimeter, for each wire in the Display Cable.

[ An economical multimeter can be purchased for around $8 to $12.
Available in a multitude of stores. An auto parts store is but one example.
Or perhaps you know someone who has a multimeter. Analog or digital is fine]

C) Did you reconnect the Wireless Antenna Cables correctly?
Reaching here but inquiring minds want to know.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1525/en/SM/display.htm#wp1179838

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1525/en/SM/minicard.htm#wp1181360

[ The above is from - Dell Support > Inspiron 1525/1526 Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1525/en/SM/index.htm

]

D) Would like to know what you did to follow Anti-Static Precautions?


I'm not following on the points of;

1) You installed what you considered to be a working LCD screen, into a laptop you bought off of Ebay; and the display stopped working on the Ebay laptop?

Or;

2) Or is your statement, that after receiving the Ebay laptop, your original laptop would no longer show graphics on it's display?

IMHO I would use the case parts of the Ebay laptop, and rebuild your original laptop.

Awaiting corrections, and possible questions.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 20, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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Mu laptop hinges are broken. I wanted to know what problems this may cause? Sometimes when I tipe words, it doesn't work in the screen. This could be related with the broken hinges?




Laptop hinges are generally made of low-cost metal alloys, or "pot metal yeah this may cause problem you can fix your broken hinges easily by spending little time ." Pot metal is not particularly durable, and over the course of a laptop's life cycle, repeated opening and closing of the computer's lid can cause wear that prevents the lid from staying in an open position. Hinges can also wear to the point that they break at the point of attachment, either on the lid or the computer's body.

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.
Lubrication of the hinge is possible, but not recommended; if the wrong type of lubricant is used, it could damage the computer's case or seep into the electrical components and further damage the computer. Consult a professional technician if you feel that your hinges require lubrication.

o Hinges can also be damaged when the computer is picked up by its lid, dropped from various heights or opened beyond the angle at which it should stop. In these situations, damage to the hinges may be of secondary concern, as component damage and data loss might have occurred. Depending on the amount of damage and warranty status, the computer may require complete replacement.

Laptop hinges are not indestructible, but their coverings and trim may show wear long before the hinges are actually in any danger of failure. Most laptops on the market include plastic hinge covers. The hinge covers can develop stress fractures from repeated wear; most of the time, this is not indicative of a hinge problem.
Some laptop hinges are housed within the bezel or trim of the computer's monitor or body. This, too, is generally made of plastic, and might develop stress cracks after a few years of use. Hinge covers and bezels are usually modular, and replacements are generally easy to find at low to moderate costs.

Repair

o Hinge problems can be mitigated with adjustments to the hinge's tension or additional hardware installation by the user. Brackets can be installed on the outer case to allow for hinge-like performance, or the screen can be mounted in a fixed position. If the screen is left permanently open, care should be taken to prevent damage to the screen and to prevent dust accumulation in the keyboard.
The lid and screen assembly can also be replaced, if the correct parts can be found. Replacement of the lid and screen can be cost-prohibitive, with parts and labor sometimes exceeding the cost of the computer.

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I want to remove hard drive on a k40ij-d2 notebook


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Aug 16, 2010 | ASUS K40 Notebook

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Hi, my laptop's monitor is broken, I mean the plastic top cover is broken by the corner where the hinges are to open and close. The monitor is still in place but I fear the monitor to come apart any moment...


If it is a minor crack you can actually use Krazy Glue. Use it sparingly and let it dry completely. Be careful not to glue the hinge in place.

Another option is to search for a replacement on eBay. Just search for "Acer Extensa 5420-5687" It would be best to have an assembly manual for this task. Ask the seller of the monitor for help or check Acer's website.
I recommend using a digital camera and taking pictures as you go to make sure you can put it back together correctly. Make sure you have the correct size screw driver and be very careful not to strip the screw heads.

Last resort is to send it in for repair but that may cost more than replacing it.

If this helps please vote for this solution.

Aug 18, 2009 | Acer Extensa 5420-5687 Notebook

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Need to replace lcd screen


Sure you can, and it is pretty simple. First off, you want to remove the bezel that is between the F keys and the monitor hinges. There may be a little screw on the back side of each hinge cover, and also under the battery if the battery is below the hinges. Once you pry the bezel off, you can remove the little screws that are under the round covers on the glass side of the monitor. There should be 4 or 6 of them located on the monitor bezel. Once you remove these, you can separate the bezel on the glass side from the back of the monitor. There may be 2 or 4 screws that hold the LCD to the hinges that will have to be removed. Now you will be ready to unplug the monitor from both the motherboard and the inverter. Replace the new LCD in the reverse order.

New LCD's can be purchased from Ebay at a reasonable cost.

Mar 16, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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Broken hinge in hp compaq nx6110


Two things you will have to do.

First, remove the bezel that is between the F keys on the keyboard and the monitor. There may be a couple of little screws from the back to allow you to remove the hinge cover. Once this is out, you see that there are 2 screws on each hinge that will have to be removed. After you have had all that fun, you will have to take the monitor apart by removing the screw covers that are between the glass and the edge of the monitor, then you will be able to separate the bezel, which is around the glass, from the back cover of the monitor. Walla, the hinge supports will all of a sudden appear, and you can remove them. Re-assemble in just the reverse.

Don't misplace any of the screws, and have a lot of fun.

Good luck, and feel free to rate this response.

Mar 15, 2009 | HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook

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D600 Right Hinge


Hi!

is there a screw at the bottom of that? you can try to loosen it a bit ad turn it. if not, then there might be really a problem on that hinge that might need to be replaced. try to call the sales dept where you ordered it and ask if they can still replace it.

let me know if it helps.

Karlox

May 20, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Replacing the whole monitor screen and bezel


Usually there is a plastic cover that snaps off right about the keyboard that covers the hinges. It is sometimes screwed from the bottom of the notebook thought. Once that is removed you should have a clearer view of what needs to be done. Sometimes there is a few screws from the bottom or back of the system that hold the hinges and sometimes the screws are on top of the hinges. You should also see all the cables that go from the screen to the system, unplug those. Hopefully that is all you need to do, but sometimes you have to remove the keyboard and palmrest to get the screen off. Good Luck!

Jan 10, 2008 | Gateway MX6448 Notebook

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How do I replace the LCD screen hinge on my IBM T41?


I'm sure you could get these hinges from IBM, but no idea as to their cost. They are available on e-bay for $8-$35 (depending on whether you want 1 or a set) plus $8-$10 shipping.

As far as replacement. You will have to remove the Top cover assembly from the base of the PC. If you need help with that, just let me know and I'll talk you through that.

To replace the hinge, you will have to disassemble the Top cover assembly.The screws that you will need to remove are covered by small black adhesive covers. There are 3 round ones along the bottom of the bezel, 2 square ones up at the top of the bezel (to the left of the white LED keyboard light, and 6 (trapezoidal shaped) on the outside of the cover (3 on each side). Carefully remove those covers and the screws that are under the covers. Keep track of where the screws should go back in.

The actual bezel is held into the top cover with some internal snaps. Start at one of the corners, run a knife blade along the seam (between the cover and bezel) and you will hear each fastener "snap" as you slide the blade past it. Once the bezel is loose, lift it off of the LDC screen. There is one additional screw that is located up in the upper right hand corner. That one will need to be removed, also.

Gently lift the right hand side of the LCD assembly a couple of inches and place something of appropriate size to hold it in the raised position. You will see 2 additional screws that hold the hinge to the LCD assemble. Remove those and the old hinge will come right off.

Position the new hinge and replace the two screws that you had just removed. Reverse the removal sequence to reassemble the display.

Before you start snapping the bezel back into place, check to make sure that the two cover catches (those hook things, up at the top of the LCD assembly) are both operational. The link going to the left hand one tends to easily fall off.

This procedure should take in the neighborhood of 45 minutes to an hour.

If you need any additional information, please feel free to ask. If this information has assisted you in the resolution of you problem, please return here to give my assistance an appropriate final rating. If this information has answered your question and/or lead to a resolution, please rate it as "Fixya!".
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Nov 15, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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