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Laptop crack my laptop has a crack on the outside. kind of sort of like 1/2 inch from the hinge, it happened when i dropped it. Will it be okay. Its a thin crack and don't affect the computer at all. its seems to be more cosmetic more then anything.

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  • msfox Jul 25, 2008

    I think it would look tacky. What else can i do ? Or how would i apply glue so it dont look so bad


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Hi msfox,

If your pc is working fine. Then no worries. Just be extra carefully for the crack. You may consider to apply crazy glue to stabalize the crack (if you dont mind the glue cosmetics).

Good luck.

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