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Broken screen hinge/collar

Yes my wifes m275 seems to have a broken screen pivot assembly. One of the two screws that hold the screen to the pivot came loose, and now the "hinge" seems stuck in one position. any help appreciated. - mark

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  • menriquez Aug 28, 2007

    i agree...thxs for the link. I will be ordering tomorrow.

    - mark

  • BAYTHOVAN Jan 29, 2009

    hinge can a loose bought replace parts but how do you replace themhave taken most of the screws a loosecan seem to discoect the screen. ANY CLUE



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You can purchase replacement hinges and hinge covers here: They may be a bit of work to replace. But short of replacing the hinge assembly, it doesn't sound like that is going to move.

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