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Question: Spectre laptop left hinge issue

The left hinge of my laptop has suddenly come off due to which the whole screen and back cover keep opening up. This is ridicculous since i have used the laptop very carefully. This looks like a design flaw and HP must repair the laptop or replace it for me.

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My laptop left hinges just broken, what should i do?? Can I fix it? Please help 

Answer:Left hinge broken in Envy SPECTRE XT laptop

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Hi --- the left hinge of my HP Spectre ultrabook started breaking. When i open the laptop, whatever the hinge is attached to on the half with the screen seems to be delaminating. I have to hold the hinge as I open it so that the screen does not break away. Looking at the forums, this seems to be a common problem. Can anyone share how I can get this fixed? thank you! Roman

Answer:HP Spectre XT Broken left hinge

@Roman_Ohio
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Hi everyone, i'm posting on this forum because after just a year i noticed that my left hinge on the Hp Spectre X360 is a bit unstable and this problem it's really annoying! I have another year for the legal warranty but the problem is that the HP Service Pack is just expired. So i wanted to ask on this forum if there's someone else who had the same problem and how can i resolve it. Probably there's something i can do before paying another Service Pack and sending my computer to the assistance. Thanks for answers!

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Hi, The left hinge has started to come loose. The monitor sometimes falls while I am using it and it wobbles and creaks with every tiny movement. Is there a way to fix this?  

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Hi,  I have had my spextre for just over a year now. About 6 months or so ago I started to notice the screen wobble a little more, I played it off as nothing. Not so long ago I notice the left hinge is loose, and that is the source of the wobble on the screen. It seems as though the left hinge can be pushed in towards the laptop a couple of mm signlalling to me it is not properly secured. Is there a fix for this? TIA!

Answer:Left hinge loose on spectre x360

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Left hinge broke on my Acer laptop here on March 13, 2017, and when I tried to close my laptop not realizing the plastic had split it cracked my touch screen.  I called Acer to see if this issue had been addressed as a "known issue" that they would repair but it isn't.  I also asked if the newer laptops have addressed this problem and I could purchase one without worrying about it, but they would not comment on that and just said anything outside of 3 years isn't covered. A quick Google search has turned up this issue as fairly common and occuring anywhere from 6 months and beyond of ownership.  Can anyone tell me if the newer laptops they produce have this issue?  I can't see myself justifying buying a similar product with the exact same issue that Acer refuses to address when you have other options for which the hardware seems much more stable and the cost comparable.  Does anyone have any insight to this beyond what I've experienced?

Answer:Acer laptop 3.5 years old broken left hinge issue

>>>A quick Google search has turned up this issue as fairly common and occuring anywhere from 6 months and beyond of ownership. >>> Not common. But does happen to most brands in my experience. Especially when one is in the habit of regularly and often opening and closing the lid on stepping away from the machine. The other vulnerability from this habit are the conductor trace lines on the video ribbon cable which threads tightly thru the hinge area. Jack E/NJ   

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Broken Left Hinge is there a recall for this?

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Hi, I have bought my HP Spectre x360 Convertible for a week and I have an issue with the screen hinge.When I open or close the screen, one of the hinge makes a low noise like it is cracking. After I checked on it, I realised that the hinge are slightly uneven, which makes it touch the metal body. Not sure if this will makes an issue later on, but it already makes a scratch on the metal body when I open or close the lid. The sounds it makes is unpleasant to hear as well.Is there any way to fix this problem?Thanks  Regards,Syed

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 So I got a brand new13 inch HP Spectre X360 on August 24. I really wanted this laptop over the Mac because I felt it was lighter than a Pro, more powerful than an Air, had a great display, plus was more vessatile than the two due to its rotation capability.To my disappointment, I quickly found out the trackpad seemed loose (you could feel a slight rattle by lightly pressing down the middle). 15 days later, I exchanged it at Best Buy only to find, low and behold, my new one having the same exact issue with the trackpad. Not only that, but I feel that even the screen hinge is ever so slightly loose. Not that it moves in laptop, tent, or presentation mode -- but when I type quick I feel the screen shake just a tiny bit. Moreover, when in tablet mode, the two halves of the computer (the screen and back of the keyboard underneath it) don't stick together. They pry apart about an inch. I called HP and they said it could be my particular local Best Buy bought a bad bunch or something? I did see other threads on here with people complaining about the trackpad, and some have suggested that there are some 'malfunctioned' unitss and that if one were to keep exchanging, they would eventually get a good one. I also have slight cackling of speakers without headphones when playing music. So should I exchange for a second time? Would Best Buy be upset -- do they have a limit on this sort of thing? And if it helps, I have the three year warranty/Geek Squad tech support package... Read more

Answer:HP Spectre X360 loose trackpad and hinge issue?

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I am also having the same problem with two HP SPECTRE XT laptop. The hinge are broken. It is very bad experience from HP.  Can someone please advise who I need to talk to to get this fixed? Thanks.

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Hi,
 
I have purchased a Lenovo Y560 laptop on 03-10-2010 and  I got this left hinge issue. I was about to close the laptop when I suddenly heard a click sound and after a thorough inspection I found that the left hinge is broken without any reason. I went through a lot of discussions over the internet and I found out that this has been a common problem in this product.
Some of the links:
1)http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/543887-y560-hinge-issue-explained.html
2)http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-V-and-Z-series/Y560-Screen-Hinge-loose/m-p/352099#M32194
3)http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/How-to-replace-the-hinges-for-Y510-Y530/t...
  The next day(24-1-2011) I called up the Customer Care India  and I was given a case id and the representative  asked me to go to the Service Centre at Velachery , Chennai ,India. I visited the service centre the next day with the given case id and to my dismay , THE CASE ID WAS IN THE STATUS:CANCELLED. Things I noted in the service centre :
 
1)They were too lethargic about giving a proper response as how can the case id be cancelled without even the user's consent.
2) When I tried reaching the customer care again , they  gave a new case id for the same issue and the case id : 4270154295 and ONLY then they looked into the issue.
3) After some diagnosis, the technician said  that the product is still under warranty and it needs a part replacement. to my memory , he ... Read more

Answer:Y 560 Left Hinge Issue

I just wanted to report that I'm having issues with my left hinge as well. It's very similar though not identical in nature. Anyway' I had noticed that my left hinge was looser than the right hinge a long time ago, very soon after the purchase. and after I got my machine back from the service center after they replaced my motherboard. I never though much of it, but I decided to investigate this morning. As I was opening and closing the laptop, I noticed that the back of the computer next to where the battery is bulges out a bit when i open the computer, and bends in when I close it. It only happens on the left side. Then, I turn my computer upside down to see if there are any loose screws, and I see a weird piece of plastic in the screw hole where the bulge occurs, and I pull it out. I turns out it's a section of twisty tie, the kind that you use to close your sandwich bread bags. After I pulled that out, the screw straight up just fell out of the hole. There was nothing holding that screw in place except for that little section of twisty tie! Anyway, even with the screw out, the bulge hasn't gotten any worse, and the screen hasn't gotten any looser, which tells me that nothing has been attached to the other end of the screw for a long time now. I'm going to call the service center to see if they can replace the body of the machine, or possibly send me a replacement. I'll update you with any news. Update: So I got in contact with Lenovo and am getting ready to ship my ma... Read more

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The left hinge on my Envy spectre Xt has broken and screen is hanging on from a wire. The issue is because HP has gone with poor quality plastic hinges whereas the rest of the laptop body is made of aluminum. Laptop has almost everything around the hinges broken. The screen back cover is detached. The back cover is popping out, the hinges are creaking loud. The laptop has not been subjected to any physical damage at all it just made a loud creaking sound one day when i opened the lid and i found that the hinge was broken. Electrical metallic parts are protruding out of the broken hinges area and there is great risk of electrical shock from the broken part as metallic parts are protruding out. It is observed that this is a manafucturing defect of HP as several other HP users of the same model have complained about the same problem.<br>I quote the below links for your perusal where HP consumers worldwide have complained about the same issue .<br><br>1. <a target="_blank" href="http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-Notebook-PC-Questions/HP-Envy-Spectre-XT-hinges-problem/td-p/2746... <a target="_blank" href="http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptop/hp-envy-spectre-xt.aspx">http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt... <a target="_blank" href="http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/1297450/hp-envy-spectre-xt/2">http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/... call hp, but they refuse to repair, with the excuse that is out of warranty, but we all know that's not the point,&... Read more

Answer:Hinge broken in Envy SPECTRE XT laptop

Hello Luis742, I just sent you a private message. If you are not sure how to check your forum messages, this post has instructions.




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The left hinge on my Envy spectre laptop model 13-2001TU  has broken and screen is hanging on from a wire. The issue is because HP has gone with poor quality plastic hinges whereas the rest of the laptop body is made of aluminum. Laptop has almost everything around the hinges broken. The screen back cover is detached. The back cover is popping out, the hinges are creaking loud. The laptop has not been subjected to any physical damage at all it just made a loud creaking sound one day when i opened the lid and i found that the hinge was broken. Electrical metallic parts are protruding out of the broken hinges area and there is great risk of electrical shock from the broken part as metallic parts are protruding out. It is observed that this is a manafucturing defect of HP as several other HP users of the same model have complained about the same problem. I quote the below links for your perusal where HP consumers worldwide have complained about the same issue . 1. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-Notebook-PC-Questions/HP-Envy-Spectre-XT-hinges-problem/td-p/2746...2. http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptop/hp-envy-spectre-xt.aspx3. http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/1297450/hp-envy-spectre-xt/2 My laptop is under warranty (bought it in Jan 2013). The HP service in India has been outsourced a 3rd-party company by the name sysnetglobal. Today the engineer paid a visit and after examining he told me that I need to fill in the cause as 'Accidental' else it won't b... Read more

Answer:Hinge broken in Envy SPECTRE XT laptop

I sent a note out for help and you may (no guaranties) receive a Private Message through this Forum. This is the major Holiday season in the U.S. so it might take a while but hang in there. 

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I've seen tons of post regarding the left hinge issue on the envy 17.  I also have this problem, have replaced two fans due to the plastic part the hings screws into break ing and getting into the fan.   Also I'm beyond the waranty period.  Havs HP created a repair kit or replacement case with better design to fix my laptop issue?   Laptop is only 2 years old.  I hope HP will stand behind their product and help customers with this issue

Answer:left hinge issue on envy 17

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Hi, I purchased my Envy M6 about three years ago. It is obviously out of warranty. Today, the left hinge mechanism failed.I am unable to close the lid without causing further damage, as case is splitting aroud the hinge. After briefly looking for solutions to this problem I was astounded by the sheer number of reports of the exact same malfunction occuring on this device.With countless reports of the problem, I find it incomprehensable that there has been no recall to resolve the malfunctioning parts.  Rather than a recall, the information I can find through these forums suggests that HP is charging customers for the privilage of repairing their malfunctioning product.I'm hoping that HP is able to address this issue!

Answer:HP Envy M6- Left Hinge Issue

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Bought my wife a new HP Envy, inherited her old Envy 17 inch and realized that when you open the screen the bottom panel separates some in the left corner by left hinge. I guess this is a ongoing problem for these models. Wondering if HP is doing anything about this issue through means of out of warranty assistance? For me the biggest concern is that this will get worse and affect the fan or worse the hinge will break completely.

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Issue with left hinge on this $1000 laptop where the chassis is separating from the frame.  Pieces of plastic rattling around inside the case and jamming the cooling fan.  Out of warranty.  Opened up the back thinking I could tighten some screws, and found that the cheap plastic case has broken off altogether.  What an extremely poor design.  I would like to see a detailed parts list and discounted pricing for repair parts to address this obvious quality issue.  As several other have mentioned, my future business of my family with HP is at stake.

Answer:Same issue as hundreds of others HPEnvy 17t with left hinge...

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As this is an additional hinge problem among my household of hp laptops, it becomes most difficult to defend hp's reputation among my circle of relatives and friends. This time it is my spouses laptop.  I was close by when I heard a loud screach/crack/pop as the lid was raised.  Then the fan apparently engaged a piece of loose plastic and began to tap away struggling to recover.  I grabbed it and tilted enough to seemingly shift it so the particle disengaged but surely this is only temporary.   I've little appreciation for the panic it instilled for an issue that should not exist.  Now wondering if I should reach for greater peace of mind and replace all with new and different.   Any suggestions?

Answer:Severe left hinge issue with Envy 17

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I have HP Envy 17 laptop and noticed that the left hinge got loose and something is rattling inside a screw or a piece of plastic. I worry that is can get stuck in the fan and cause hardware issues. I've read a number of posts on this forum, indicating that this is a rather common issue with these laptops, which is likely due to the flaw in the design. I wonder if HP can do something to help. Thanks.

Answer:HP Envy 17 left hinge issue with something rattling inside

@OlegB

 

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My HP ENVY 17 has the same left hinge and casing issue  / design fault  as discussed many times within this support forum.I am now looking to HP to provide a customer focussed solution to what is now widely accepted as a 'not fit for purpose' hinge design of my HP ENVY 17.  

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Lenovo India is suggesting me to replace the defective left hinge along with the entire body of my laptop amounting to Rs 6000 approx. Since adp is not covered here in India for me coz I got mine from the states.My question here is how has lenovo classified this case under accidental damage even after so many users have complained about this issue.It is clearly a build defect and should be covered under base warranty.please provide a viable reason for me to pay such a hefty amount after spending a fortune on my machine and which clearly shows the shortcomings in the building of this laptop.I got this laptop in December 2015Kindly provide the solution at the earliestRegards,Abhishek

Answer:Lenovo y5070 nontouch left hinge build issue

Correction it's December 2014

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I've had this product for a little under 2 years. Today the fourth major problem with it occurred. The left hinge supporting the screen has come loose and is pulling away the base of the laptop. I can hear what sounds like cracking as I open the lid and a screw inside - moving around. I have treated this PC like a new-born baby so it is most defiantly a manufacturing fault. I?ve checked other threads and this problem has been apparent to countless other people with the same model PC. At almost Ģ1000 I expect far higher quality from such a product. Had a known about these issue beforehand I would not bought it and I feel now I have been mis-sold the product as it is clear that it has a clear manufacturing fault with it. The fact that these products were not recalled for the faults with them is ridiculous. I would like to know what can be done about this in order to rectify the problem. Here is a link to the exact product details and an image below of the problem. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04356668 & http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/17-quot-HP-Envy-Coming-apart-at... I do hope that something will be done and I won't have to contact trading standards. 

Answer:Left Hinge and Casing issue - HP ENVY 17 PC Notebook J141NA

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I discovered back in August that when lifting the monitor up, the bottom chasis was separating from the top. Upon further investigating, I found out that a small silver barrel used as leverage to prop the monitor open had completely SHATTERED. Furthermore, this barrel also served as a "nut" for the bottom screw to attach the bottom chasis to the top. The material has the consistency of nickel and it astonishes me that Lenovo would use such soft metals at a point where there would be the most structural stress. So I've been researching this issue and it seems that it's ONLY the left hinge that has everyone's laptop in a bind. The problem with mine is that it's is a few months removed from warranty. Prior to purchasing this laptop, I had done a load of research on it and I do not recall this issue coming up. But now that it has happened, it seems to have happened abruptly to a lot of customers. I've noticed that the posts have been popping up consistently since June, July, August, Sept, and now. What I want to know is if anyone has gotten this common issue fixed? And if so, was it under/out of warranty? And if it was out of warranty, did it cost anything? I certainly don't want to pay for a fix since I truly believe it is a design flaw. I also don't believe it's customer induced since it's NECESSARY TO OPEN THE MONITOR TO USE THE KEYBOARD. The laptop has been subjected to NORMAL USE and it has never been dropped on the ground nor seen agressive movements. An... Read more

Answer:IdeaPad Y400 LEFT hinge issue/breakage out of warr...

My hinges also broke as well, left side...!  With that said I doubt any manufacturer would fix a physical issue for free when a unit is out of warranty. Contact support t see if you can get a quote. Lenovo sales parts so you may want to contact support so they help you out. 1-877-453-6686 - you'll be prompted for part sales department. Would you mind posting a screenshot? Maybe someone can help identify the part you need.

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I have two issues. The first is that my battery stopped charging right after by warranty exprired causing me to be unable to use my laptop unless it is plugged in. The second is that the left hinge is broken, causing my bottom case to come apart. This has also caused an issue with my fan (from a broken piece interfearing?) which causes my laptop to overheat.  This is unacceptable. This laptop was expensive and I depend on it daily to run my business. 

Answer:HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC broken left hinge and battery issue

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My Envy laptop is not under waranty any more and has alway worked fine until this fall when I opened it and the hinge on the left side of the screen popped and broke.  I have not figured out what I will do to fix it yet but just wanted to put it out there that you can add my name to the growing list of hinges that have broken,  Seems odd that there are so many of us.

Answer:left hinge on envy laptop came apart

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The left hinge moves whenever I open andy  close the screen. I am afraid It would eventually break apart. The right one is perfectly fine though

Answer:The left hinge of my laptop is not sturdy and is about to co...

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As many have posed before, the left hinge on my laptop has broken and the metal top of my laptop base has separated from the plastic back with light wear and tear.  I wonder what solutions HP sends to everyone who poses this question as the answer is never posted publicly.  

Answer:Left hinge broken on laptop

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My left hinge makes cracking noise and has become loose. I have to press it close to the base because it separates. My screen, i have to be careful with because it doesn't wantot stay at the angle I like due to the weak hinge. Can you please assist?

Answer:HP 17 Laptop Left Hinge Loose

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My Envy laptop on the left hinge area the screw is now missing and the casing is coming apart. I treat this lapop very well. I have seen many postings here with the same issue so this is defintely an issue with this laptop. What can be done to fix this? Or where can I purchase the screw? Thank you!

Answer:Laptop Coming Apart where Left Hinge Is

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I have got same problem, Left hinge is not working. Cover split near left hinge. I am in whitefield, Bangalore and clueless what should I do. I bought ACER ASPIRE V5-471P 6467 2.5 years back. I was happy except space bar in keyborad. I found many-many people have similar left hinge issue. Can Acer will help fix this problem in Bangalore , India? Will Acer fix this for me same day without any cost?

Answer:ACER ASPIRE V5-471P 6467 left hinge broken issue

Is it possible, there might be any screw which might have falled down?

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I have got same problem, Left hinge is not working. Cover split near left hinge. I am in whitefield, Bangalore and clueless what should I do. I bought ACER ASPIRE V5-471P 6467 2.5 years back. I was happy except space bar in keyborad. I found many-many people have similar left hinge issue. Can Acer will help fix this problem in Bangalore , India? Will Acer fix this for me same day without any cost?

Answer:ACER ASPIRE V5-471P 6467 left hinge broken issue

Is it possible, there might be any screw which might have falled down?

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Left hinge of my Lenovo SL400 laptop has broken for twice now. First time it was in warranty so Lenovo had repaired it and sent me back, but now my warranty has expired, I don't know why Lenovo sells these Laptops( as i have seen many people complaining on SL400 left hinges).  I had bought left hinges in Ebay, could anyone tell me how to fix it? 













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Answer:Left hinge of my SL400 laptop has broken

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-69929.html this hardware manual would show you how to change every component in your laptop, including your hinge. 

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Our Company has purchased 40 new SL 500 laptops 8 of the 40 Computers have the left Hinge broke and have been returned to Lenovo for repair. These laptops are in Service Trucks and mounted on stands. Some of them are using screen secure holders as a part of the mounting bracket. We are trying to decide is these computers getting abused or is this a factory issue.Thanks

Answer:Lenovo SL 500 laptop left hinge breaking

Hello Rogerw, welcoem to Lenovo forums.Please provide us with some pics of the damage and the secure holders.

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I reccently found out that my HP Envy 17 laptop has a left hinge problem.   When  I open it the lid between the keyboard and the bottom has a small gap.  My computer is out of warranty.  What should I do to correct this?

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The left hinge on my laptop has come apart and it's affecting the screen display. I have had my laptop for only 2/3 years and had no problems but it's frustrating it's happening now because I'm in the middle of exams. I have searched this thread and people have had similar problems. After a couple of seconds the screen starts turning white and I have to physically push down the left side to get any response. Is there any way this can be resolved?

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I've had my hp envy laptop for around 3 years, my husband bought it for me to do my MSc, and it has been used primarily for studying at my desk. I noticed the back left hinge coming apart a few months ago, and i had to physically push the laptop back together. I've always been really careful with it and don't understand how this happened. Now it's come apart so far the fan has failed and there is a warning message when i start it up advising me not to use the laptop without an operational fan. I'm essentially laptop less and am going back to do my phd in September. I really need the laptop for molecular modelling. I thought it was just bad luck until i saw the other posts advising this is a common problem with this make and model. I'm really disappointed as with the software and accessories bought on the day my husband spent around Ģ900. For the amount of use it had before breaking, i feel like it was poor value for money. Can anyone advise me how I can get this fixed? I live on the Isle of Wight so i don't even think we have any local repair people ?

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I have a 17 in HP Envy Touch Laptop, and the Left hinge is broken. WHen the screen is opened it pushes the case out. I see this same issue on your chat boards and trying to see if there is something I can do to fix it.

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Hello ! I have the HP Pavilion g7-2002sd laptop and yesterday I saw the left corner near hinge of it is cracked. The laptop is handled with utmost care and not dropped or fallen.  When opening or shutting the screen(upper case) the hinge moves up and down making a noise. As of now the screw is in place and do not fall off but if not taken care immediately, it will do so.The laptop is not under warrenty, can you please help.

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My left hinge broke in such a way that I can't open my laptop without worrying that I'll completely break off the screen. The left hinge is now in a crooked orientation, which causes the immediate area above the hinge on the laptop lid to be cracked and lifted off. There is also a crack on the laptop lid above the right hinge similar to how the left hinge was before it broke. From my understanding, this hinge issue is a common problem with HP laptops. Since my laptop is out-of-warranty, I would like to get more information as to how to get this fixed. 

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Hi everyone, I very recently bought a HP Zbook 15u G2 workstation laptop. Overall, I am very happy with it, however, the left hinge does creak a tiny bit  when you move the screen (e.g. open or close the screen) and there is a tiny bit of plastic that covers the hinge - if I push it, it makes a popping/creaking sound.  It is really annoying when you are as OCD as me, should I be concerned or just not fuss about it ? (I obviously have the long warranty so can return it to HP if need be) Thanks, any help is much appreciated.

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I have had my laptop for just over a year and I have never transported it anywhere, as I just leave it on my desk. However, when I opened up my laptop today, the left hinge came off loose. Now the left corner of the screen is very loose from the screen border. Would HP be able to fix it, even though the warranty for this laptop has just finished 2 months ago? I am concerned, because I haven't done anything to it and it was very sudden. I'm pretty sure that it's a manufacture fault and this is an issue. The product has become unfit for purpose, because I can't close it and take it with me anywhere now.  I would like to hear back from someone. Thanks

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First, I LOVE Hp laptops!!! Being the one that buys all the Electronics for my household.  We currently we have five, everyone has a HP laptop. But my HP ENVY TouchSmart 17-j140us  The hinge just snaps and pops every time you open the laptop and now the case Is coming apart no mater how carefully I try to  Open It   I paid over $1000 for a glorified paperweight.  Its only 18 months old!!!!! After doing a search on the internet this must be a known Issue with this laptop case design ,   Thank you for your time, The Dimmer fammily U.S. Army attive duty.

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My wife's Envy m7-n109dx touchscreen laptop has a broken hinge on the left side.  Just happened on 9/21/16.  Product # is M1W11UA#ABA.  I have the same model but no issues yet.  She takes great care of it because of the cost. Never been dropped or mishandled.    She went to open the cover and heard an unusual creak and when she closed it she heard a snap.  We bought ours on 2/8/16 so still under warranty.  Any one else have the same issue?  Online research shows that other models of Envy laptops having the same issue. 

Answer:Broken left hinge on HP Envy m7-n109 laptop.

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My Lpatop left hinge is cracked, and it coming out and it lost the screew which holds underneeth.  I hardly open or close the flap so it broken with a minimal use and its obvious that the plastic case was very fragile and weak!!! I can't believe it about a product from HP! I want Hp to look into this issue and fix the problem 

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Good Afternoon, I recently bought became an acer user after I found this Aspire laptop that had everything that I wanted at a reasonable price. But after just a couple years the left side near the adapter plug in began to crackle everytime the screen was open and closed, slowly on the same side the plasitic became more and more separated, until recently this was not a major issue but as time wore on that small gap has become so wide it seperates the whole computer in two causing my the port that the power cord is connected to has fallen deep inside the laptop. As I begin to research this problem I came to find that this was something that has happened to almost every acer laptop no matter the price or type, now my question is since this is a manufacturers problem shouldnt ACER fix this issue without any cost to the customer since it is something that should have been fix in design phase? I find this perplexing because I have owned other laptops that I have droped (I have never dropped this one) that has NEVER split open. PS if you do not believe me research for yourself. most of these malfunction happen before a years usage

Answer:Acer laptop LEFT side Screen hinge Problem

Hi, It is unfortunate to hear about the issues you're having with your case and opening the lid to your laptop. I would recommend having the machine serviced.
 
I can assure you that a far larger portion of Acer laptops do not have this issue. A lot of research, time and developement go into the area around the hinges to minimize issues, but laptops have had these issues for 20+ years. The hinge is a common component that produces a lot of stress. While we do measure ourselves to others, a quick google search replacing Acer for another manufacture is sure to produce the same results.





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Aspire E1-571, I have acer E1-571 aspire laptop. 1 year back , my laptops left side near the adapter plug in began to crackle everytime the screen was open and closed, slowly on the same side the plasitic became more and more separated, until recently this was not a major issue but as time wore on that small gap has become so wide. So i had repaired it by spending almost 4000rs and by changing bottom cover. After few days same issue again arrise and hinge where broken.This computer has never been out of the house or abused in any way.This appears to be a common Acer problem and seems to me Acer needs to step up for people like me and provide a repair. How about it Acer? Is it worth it to stick your customers with this? . please provide any repairs.

Answer:Re: Acer laptop LEFT side Screen hinge Problem [ N...

>>>So i had repaired it by spending almost 4000rs and by changing bottom cover.>>> Who did the repair and replaced the bottom cover? Jack E/NJ

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Hello,My HP Envy 15t laptop left hinge broke and the left corner is cracked and bulging. The laptop was not dropped or fell. When I open and close the laptop the hinge is shifting and then seperating lower case from the upper case. The screw from the lower case are falling off and I am not able to close and open the laptop properly. The warranty is expired on this laptop. Please help.  Thank you in advance.











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Answer:Left Hinge Broken, Corner of Laptop is cracked and opening.

@Albert5 The hinge issue on the HP Evny is well known to HP and yet they refuse to do much, if anything, about it.  If you're in warranty, they will typically fix it free, no questions asked.  Out of warranty, however, it's like a completely different company.  They will charge wildly varying amounts, from $130 up to $300 to fix thier own design flaw.   Here's a link to a long thread that I started to update others about the issue and my dealings with HP: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/Defective-Hinges-on-HP-Laptops-Envy/m-p/5378336#M204440 Hopefully, you'll find the info useful.  As further evidence that HP is aware of their own design flaw, the new 17" Envy's have a completely redesigned case with a much better hinge. Good Luck!

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Has anyone else seen this problem.   I've had two laptops and nearly 14 months (4 months after warranty expiration), the left hinge plastic bezel has cracked.  I suspect this is a universal problem as I've met with other laptop owners who have experienced the same thing at nearly the same time....just after warranty expiration.
I know that in nearly all manufacturers of laptops that this is occurring and oddly nearly all are the left hinge bezel/plastic.  HP customers, I believe, have launched a class action lawsuit.

Is there a class action lawsuit against Dell for this same problem?  It sounds like all manufacturers are getting their laptop hinge bezels from the same place. This is a problem that Dell needs to address...immediately.

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Acer M5-581Tleft hinge started creeking and splitting with no undo stres or movements. sitting on desk, not traveling just opening carefully. i saw the other post was filled with other people with the same problem and the board was closed with no solutions listed publicly

Answer:Acer laptop LEFT side Screen hinge Problem

I am having the same problem. Hope Acer will address this.

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Aspire E1-571, I have acer E1-571 aspire laptop. 1 year back , my laptops left side near the adapter plug in began to crackle everytime the screen was open and closed, slowly on the same side the plasitic became more and more separated, until recently this was not a major issue but as time wore on that small gap has become so wide. So i had repaired it by spending almost 4000rs and by changing bottom cover. After few days same issue again arrise and hinge where broken.This computer has never been out of the house or abused in any way.This appears to be a common Acer problem and seems to me Acer needs to step up for people like me and provide a repair. How about it Acer? Is it worth it to stick your customers with this? . please provide any repairs.

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Left side case hinge cracked after 16 months. Paid over $210 to replace cover 10 months ago. Case cracked again. Is HP offering any help on a remedy. 

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The right hinge broke on my ENVY m6. Now the left one is about to go. The waranty is up and I have noticed that this is a common problem with this product. I should hope that there has been a recall on this. HP should at least repair the issue free of charge (waranty or no waranty). I take great care of my things and my computer is no exception. Please give me advice on this one. I am extremely disappointed at this point.

Answer:Broken right hinge. Left hinge about to go on my ENVY m6

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Very frustrated with this...I opened the laptop gently as I would always do  and the hinge on the left side of the laptop just snapped and popped out of the plastic monitor frame.  The design of the hinges are just terrible and i can now see how they work because the case has been damaged just from opening and closing the laptop.  I can now see inside the whole left side of the case.  To top it off I have already invested considerable time into upgrading the OS to Windows 10 and customizing and installing software on this laptop. I cannot close my laptop entirely since the screen closes on an incorrect angle. Since I am out of warranty, is there any way to fix this problem? After reading several posts, it seems to be a common problem with the envy models.

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Hi,I have a Hp Envy 14k011tu which is about to 3 years old. Sometime ago a little crack occured in the back panel hinge. The laptop didnt fall or anything. The hinge started widening even some front panel plastic fell off. The laptop is $1000 worth and anyone would expect it to run atleast 3-4 years. As far as i have read this is a widespread issue with Envy laptops. Please help me sort out this issue since the laptop creaks every time i open it. Even the screen sometimes shows some little gaps with the case. The laptop is out of warranty.With Best RegardsMehul MishraPS- Links are the screenshot of the laptop's case condition.http://imgur.com/nu72ASEhttp://imgur.com/EoVuHVu

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Hi there - I have an Aspire V5 touchscreen - when I went to close the lid, the screen cracked and I spotted that the left hinge has come apart (risen and cracked the screen). Now the laptop wont work (touch screen is flashing, mouse doesnt work - exactly the same issue as the other posts on this forum). I see on this forum and google search that this is fairly common with Acer laptops (going back to 2010) and wondering why this wasnt fixed. Has there been a recall on this, does anyone know?  I see from a google search that HP fixed a design flaw on their laptops to stop this from happening once it was reported, several years ago (2008) (I wish I had known about this problem before I purchased). If you google that you'll get the information. I've only had my laptop a couple of years. I take excellent care of my laptops, and never had this issue. (I dont travel with it, and dont close the lid often - it sits stationary on my desk and is only 2 years old).   I've sent emails out to my friends working in technology this afternoon - and so far no one has ever had this issue although no one has Acer.  Its a huge inconvenience as I use this laptop for work.  So I'm just waiting to hear back from Acer.Any suggestions on getting this fixed or replaced asap?

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My Left hand hinge on my HP Envy Laptop is separating the main body of the computer when I open it up. IS HP aware of this issue? Is there a recall? Help!  thanks.  

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I just received the Latitude 5480 a mere two days ago and the bottom of the lid "scrapes" on the body in the center when opening and closing. Obviously the hinges are misaligned and I am going to get such a hassle trying to get this fixed.

Answer:Hinge Issue on Brand New Laptop

There's no point in repairing a system that's defective out of the box.  Contact Dell and have the system replaced as defective on arrival.

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I have had this laptop for a year now and recently the laptop hinges had begun to fall apart.I have taken great care of this laptop, and other than some screws missing to the cover (due to me losing them while installing an SSD) I dont see what could cause the hinges to become faulty. When opening or closing the laptop the casing comes apart and at times the actual hinge pops out of the case. I have it duct tapes into place, but I was looking to see if this would be covered by warranty? All i need repaired are the hinges, nothing else on the laptop.

Answer:Laptop hinge issue in G505S

Hi Thefenny1234,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with hinges in your Lenovo G505s laptop.
 
As this looks like damage I would suggest you to visit the nearest authorised service centre for further details.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
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Hi, I have just noticed that the left-hand hinge on my HP Spectre laptop is not moving correctly and has become slack. This is the second problem I have had with this high specification and expensive laptop. My first purchase needed to be returned for replacement due to a known graphics issue. I tried to sending the question to the HP SupportDesk but the online tool checked my device warrantly and responed that my warranty had expired by 20 days. Can you please confirm if this hinge problem is known issue and is there any way to confirm if HP will help with the repair of the device. If possible could you please provide contact details for HP SupportDesk? 

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Hi,I have the same problem that previous posts have described with my HP Spectre XT's left hinge. I am SUPER careful with my notebook. It hardly ever leaves the  house, I am the only person who uses it - very gently.About 11 months ago, the screen went black in this same bottom left hand area and HP repaired it under warranty.  I bought it from John Lewis who offer a 2 year warranty. However, it is now out of warranty and the hinge has caused the front plastic to lift off and the back to separate. I cannot close the lid for fear that the whole thing will fall apart. I did wonder whether the repair was guaranteed for a year - any ideas? How I can get it repaired please? This was a really expensive machine and this quality doesn't live up to expectations.Help!

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I looked on the forums and someone had the SAME problem as me. I'm not sure if it has been resolved but here is the link: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Hinge-issue-with-HP-Spectre-x36... Same thing happened to me. I had it for a month and was very happy with it. Then, when I was closing it today, there was a low, creaking sound. I opened it back up to see that the right hinge has been scratched. I looked inside and saw something poking out, like a piece of metal or something, that wasn't there before.  I really want to get the whole laptop replaced because I took really good care of it and can't stand scratches or marks. However, my warranty ran not long ago so I'm not sure if HP will still fix this for me.

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Where can i send my HP Spectre XT Pro 13b000 with broken hinge for repair? I am from Fulham in London, but I want a HP shop to send it for repair. Please, can you help? it's urgent.

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Hi,I recently bought a HP Spectre X 360 laptop from Best buy (during thanks giving). The laptop had an isse with touch screen. It auto touches automatically and will not allow me to move cursor or do any thing. As it is a touch screen it keeps on going for a while and I need to manually restart the laptop.So, I exchnaged my laptop and got a brand new unit from Best Buy. After 30 days again the issue started with the new unit. I raised a case and the case manager and he sufggested me to conatct best buty. As it is past 30 days Best buy is not willing to replace the unit and case manager came back saying that the laptop needs to be repaired and it cannot be replaced by a new unit.I paid 1000$ fro the laptop got a defect piece exchanged it and again got a defect piece and all HP people were saying is that I need to get a defect piece repaired.I don't undersatnd the HP policy at all, at least customer satisfaction is not being considered. Can some one please help me or provide me a way to escalate my scenario????????FYI: I have a lot of videos recorded and you can even see a lot of them online if you wanted to know what the auto touch issue is.

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The left hand hinge on my wife's HP Spectre X360 is loose. It looks like the right hand hinge is taking most of the weight and the screen leans slightly as a result of this. It has been like this for a number of months, but is starting to get worse. Unfortunately, I didn't report it previously and the warranty ran out just over 2 weeks ago. My concern is that not only is the left hand hinge getting looser, the additonal weight on the right hand hinge will lead excessive wear and the risk that this hinge will fail as well. is there any way HP will repair the faulty hinge, as it appears to be a known issue.

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So i got my x360 and I loved it, everything was going fine and no problems at all with it. But after about a month i noticed that the left hinge(looking at the screen in normal laptop use) was starting to wobble. It has gotten more loose since then and now if i have the screen at about 120 degrees and i hold both the screen and keyboard in separate hands and pull, i can see the gap between the screen and keyboard get bigger. Maybe around 2mm. In addition if i shake the laptop back and forth just a bit i can hear the hinge squeaking. Basically it feels like some gears are loose or and is just not normal because the right hinge has no problem what so ever and functions perfectly. I never droped my laptop or hit it in to something so i hope there is a fix for this because i realy need my laptop for college and i love the x360. Thanks.













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Answer:Hp spectre x360 hinge problem

This is NOT official HP Customer Support and I, as most other persons on this forum, do not work for HP. This is a peer-to-peer user supported forum for HP products. HP maintains no official presence on this forum and it is unlikely that HP will respond in an official capacity. Any reply from a HP employee represents their own opinion and not that of HP's. I am sorry that you are having issues with your computer. I have forwarded your concerns to the HP Forum Administrators for possible escalation. Please watch for a PM (private message) from an HP Representative on this forum. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the white KUDOS star to show your appreciation

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After I have been using spectre x360 for a couple weeks, I noticed that the hinge is quite loose particularly at 90 to 180 degrees. And I can wobble it at some point without using any force. Moreover, when I hold the base while the screen is more than 90 degrees and shake the notebook a little bit, the screen will bend far to the back. It looks like the hinge is too loose and can not hold the weight of the screen. Is there any way to tighten it?Thanks.

Answer:Loose hinge on Spectre X360

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Hello, just today I've discovered an issue with my laptop (recently acquired).When closing it, the screen will hang over the bottom portion of the device by maybe about 1-2mm, sloping from the left to the right where it does properly rest. I notice as well that the medial joint of the left hinge where it connects with the screen is jutting out slightly, rather than resting flush as the right one does. I haven't had this device long and have pampered it as one would their own child, so this is of great concern to me. I can't recall whether or not I have insurance at this point, but I do have a copy of my receipt on my home desktop.I am trying to include photos I took demonstrating my specific issues with measurements, but they exceed file size limit. If one would wish to see said images, I will happily supply if presented a means to do so. I wish to hear back soon, thank you for your time.

Answer:HP Spectre X360 Hinge Disjunction

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I have noticed that the left hinge sticks and causes misalignment of the laptop's display.  This looks to be a common problem reported in HP's blogs.  How can this be fixed?   Thank you.

Answer:Spectre x360 Hinge and Lid Problem

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I'm having problems with the hinge on my HP Spectre x360, it's crooked and appears to be a manufactoring problem. This might seem like a small and unremarkable problem but It's my understanding that because of this problem I'm also having problems with my laptop creaking like crazy. I've been trying out the same laptop at a local department store and that one does not have the same problem. It's really sad seeing as the laptop feels very premium in the material/build but the creaking makes me scared it will fall apart at any secound. Seeing as HP is such a large company I'm guessing that there will be no way for me to get this fixed but I decided to ask here before using some annoying fix like glue to stop the creaking. This is in-excusable for such an expensive product as this one. I'm not prepared to have paid around 2000$ to get a faulty product. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:HP Spectre x360 Hinge problem

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Hi, I bought my HP Spectre x360 on February 1st, 2016. In the past few weeks I have noticed that both hinges have become loose and pull away from the lower portion of the computer. I am worried it will break completely in the next few months. I tried going to the support page on the HP website but contantly get a 404 error when I select my computer model. This was a large purchase for me and I am not happy that this premium product is having hardware issues in less than a year.

Answer:HP Spectre x360 Hinge Loose

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I have a Spectre x360-13 and the hinges are not aligned evenly. By being misaligned, the screen doesn't match up with the base when closed and it is difficult to get it in tablet mode. It is as if one of the hinge is broken or slipped a gear. Any Ideas on how to fix this?I bought instore at best buy in Washington DC but I donīt live in the USA.

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Hi,So recently i started noticing that my hinge on my spectre was loose. Whilst i decided to try look past the issue and use the laptop normally, over the past couple of days the issue has magnified and i have noticed that it is at the point that when my laptop is closed. The screen doesn't align with the base.I haven't dropped it, nor have i excessively open and closed the lid or even for that matter used the 360 degrees tablet function.I am still well within my warranty and was interested in seeing as to what my options are, given the amount i spent on the laptop.Regards,Dylan

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The left hinge on my Envy Spectre XT ultrabook has broken.  I have looked after my laptop meticulously (after all, it cost a lot of money) and there is no reason for the hinge breaking.  The warranty has expired but it seems to me that HP has some responsibility for repair given the shoddy nature of the hinge.  I always thought HP produced quality products but the hinges are only plastic - what can I do now? 

Answer:Broken hinge on Envy Spectre Ultrabook

@Annette8

 

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I purchased a Spectre x360 almost two years ago (Sept. 2015) and the laptop worked fine. After about two months, I noticed the hinges did not line up as cleanly but the laptop still opened, closed and folded back without issue. I recently opened my laptop and noticed that the right hinge is shaky and that the screen wobbles a lot because of it. This seems to be a purely physical issue as I "pop" the hinge back into place and it secures. While the screen is still shaky, I am less worried about it this way. I have never dropped my laptop, haven't travelled with it and it sits flat on my desk 99% of the time. How should I proceed? Thanks for your help in advance.

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HiI have the HP Spectre 13-4129na x360 Convertible Laptop WINDOWS 10Intel i7-6500U, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Intel HD 520 Graphics Card, 13 inch Quad HD Touch-Screen,  I have used it for less than a week in total and despite: lowering the screen brightnessTurning off all apps (from startup)Turning the power options to balancedupdating biosupdating driverstesting battery in the HP softwaretesting battery in bios  The maximum I get from the battery is 3-4 hours despite a claimed 10 hours plus. (that's general browsing, listening to music not labour intensive thing either.) It gets very hot. (I can live with that, but the battery length is impossible.) Please, I think I've tried everything.    

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Hello.  I noticed that the two hinges are slightly uneven.  The right one is slightly higher than the left (which is flush with the base).  It doesn't make the screen uneven or touch the desk.  Just before noticing this, I had applied some pressure directly to the left hinge. Is this OK?  Is there a cause for concern? This is my first 360 laptop and I'm particularly concerned about the durability of these hinges. Thank you!

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Hi dears,I've bought in my country (Italy) the Spectre x360 (2015 edition), model 4102nl, 8gb RAM, 256 SSD, i7, QHD display in september, so it's two months old.Since first day I've unboxed my Spectre, I've noticed what looks like a manufacturing defect, despite it's very tiny.My right hinge isn't aligned with the display lid, compared to left hinge and it sticks out from the lid less than 1mm. The left hinge doesn't sticks out.Furthermore, when I open the display lid sometimes (usually when I close the display totally) I can hear a very faint noise coming from the right hinge.Could this lead to breaking itself in the immediate future? Can this cause the display glass to break because of its misalignment?I'd like to avoid to send it to service because I need the laptop for work, only in the case it doesn't cause any problem in the future.I've attached some images examples and a video with the faint sound when opening it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2j6u3jpL6M left hinge from top  left hinge from side (the good one) right hinge (assumed to be defective) from the topright hinge (assumed to be defective) from the side. It sticks out about < 1mm on the top part

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Question: Left Hinge

I have had the HP Envy for some time and expected it to be a premium product by HP leading me to believe that it would be a good long term laptop to use. Unfortanately, this is not the case, after spending a huge sum of money on a laptop I would not expect the laptop to have such a stupid problem, where the laptop seperates from it's casing. After doing some research I have found that this is a regular fault and HP aren't doing much about it. I am giving HP a last chance to contact me as to what they can do for me before taking action myself.   

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Question: Left hinge

Hi This is about the back cover below the left hinge which pops out around 4 to 5 mm when laptop is opened or closed. After checking, it seems that the back cover area that supports the left hinge is very weak and damages easily. I always thought that every laptop maker has tests which certifies how well a laptop deals with continuous opening and closing. Obviously corners have been cut and quality control have not been vigilant. With the number of complaints this has, HP should do an unconditional recall to redeem their name. I was considering getting a Spectre for my wife but now I have doubts about thier quality and customer focus.

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HP fixed my left hinge and finally it was distorted to where I jad to be careful opening it.  THEY JUST FIXED THIS!!  I opened the case and saw the bolt receptacles in the case are not holding the hinge in.  This is a horrible design!!!!!!!!!!!!  I put an oversize sheetmetal screw through the bottom bolt hole and the sent it through the offending hinge.  Now it looks crappy just to do the dame tying.  Very dissappointed-doubt I will buy HP again,

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Hi. The option to get a new one comes as a pair only. Does anyone have a spare? I don't really need to buy the right one only the left hinge. Regards Peter.

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It is bad enough that Dell makes a product with a defect affecting many of their unuts (bad hinge design/manufacture), but then makes a statement that part is specifically not covered under any of their warranties. 
C/mon Dell.  You created the problem, man-up to it.

Answer:Hinge Laptop Broken (Inspiron 5545 Right Side Hinge)

Frank,Thank you for bringing your concern to Social Media support team.Please private message us the snapshot of the hinge, system service tag along with registered owner's information and email address.

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The left hinge has been mulfunctionig, breaking the case cover on the left side of the laptop, and affecting the fan.

Answer:Left hinge malfunctioning

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I have an Aspire E15 laptap, not quite 2 years old.  Just noticed the left hinge is coming apart.  I have to keep pushing it back together.  

Answer:Aspire E 15 left hinge

That is a huge problem. if it breaks, that could ruin your screen. be careful with it. I would contact acer support to have it repaired. is it under warranty?





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Question: Left Hinge broken

The left hinge of my Envy m6 Notebook has broken, and i would need a repair as soon as possible.As i have seen this is a very common problem (ex. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Envy-m6-Broken-hinge/m-p/343...), what solutions do you offer?I am looking forward to hearing back from you,Nelken

Answer:Left Hinge broken

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Hi, My T43's left hinge is broken, and I need to replace that. If I am not wrong, I need replacement part 91P8388. Can someone tell me the steps to replace this hinge.Is there any video available which shows these steps ? I tried searching youtube, but could not find much. Thanks in advance,pkd

Answer:T43 Left hinge broken

This is the manual, it has a step by step guide for replacing every possible component in the T43. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-58837  

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Question: Left hinge broken

My laptop is most likely not under warrenty any more but, the left hinge is broken & I see many other people have this same issue. Can anything be done to help fix this?Thank you!

Answer:Left hinge broken

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Question: Broken left hinge

Purchased in April 2014 directly from HP. Producy number is E1P14AV. Serial number is: 5CG416D5W4. Like many others have experienced, the left hinge has broken. Will HP repair this defect? Tony

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Question: broken left hinge

I have this Hp notebook 15 that i have been using for over 12 months now. Today I was working on it and it was then that when i flipped the lcd to turn it off that its hinge broke all of a sudden. at first i could not understand the problem but as i turned the screen down it creaked and the cover on screen's edges ripped apart. What should i do? Is this included in warranty?

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Question: broken left hinge

Like most HP Envy machines I too now have a broken left hinge. Before it falls apart, would it be possible to buy a replacement base? and from where?

Answer:broken left hinge

> Would it be possible to buy a replacement base? and from where? Search:  http://PartSurfer.hp.com for the availability of parts for your specific HP notebook. 

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