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Question: left hinge has popped case apart

The left hinge on my Envy notebook seems to be malfunctioning and is separating the bottom case, leaving a gap an making it next to impossible to open the computer. It sounds very much like the same problem as others are reporting but I haven't seen a public asnwer. Any ideas what the best way to have it fixed is? Can I fix it myself? It's a 3 year old computer, functioning well otherwise but I'd hate to have to put a lot of money into it. Thanks!

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Left hinge issue - the very same I have been reading about in this blog. I purchased my beloved laptop in August of 2013, it is NOT a refurbished item ; it is the Beats Audio version.This is the second time this has happened to my laptop, the first time was about 1.5 years ago. An excellent service technician at Future Shop was able to take the back off to find the tiny screw that had worked its way out, there wasn't even a charge for the service. I miss this technician, she was the best one I have ever dealt with.Before this issue my warranty was coming up so I took it in for a tune up. I mentioned I was having issues with the sound; I thought it was a software issue, it wasn't. They ended up sending it back to HP, the motherboard was replaced.Now the left hinge is gone again, this time I am told that HP doesn't have replacement parts as now small pieces have broken off inside. My option is to have it glued with no guarantee.I NEED my laptop. I can't afford a new one as I graduated from college a few months ago with no job yet. What are my options; can I have another one built from the good parts?

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 The above is my son's laptop. It began separating about a week ago. It is a Pavilion G7.  What is causing this issue? Is there an easy way to fix the problem, aside from purchasing a new computer. The laptop works fine. We are not sure if this is a battery issue (BIOS) or other issue. That corner did run hot from time to time. He has cleaned it out and it is not hot now.  Of course it is out of warranty, but a computer should not do that when used properly.  Thank you for any advice and help that can be given. 

Answer:Pavilion g7 Case coming apart at left hinge

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I would like to know the steps i need to take to repair the case on my HP Laptop that tends to separate at the left hinge when the laptop is opened to view the screen.  I can also hear some thing rattling around inside when the case is closed and it is tilted from side to side.  Also, a very small nut showed up on the table under the left hinge along with a small plastic piece.  Thanks for your time and help. 

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Left hinge pushes case open. When this first started I would hear a bizarre noise from the cooling fan when I would try to snap the case back together. The problem was bad enough that I stopped opening and closing my notebook computer to prevent further damage. Now the cooling fan appears to have failed altogether. I am out of warranty, but this seems to be a design or material problem as I have seen a number of similar posts on support forums. Please help. I'd love to use my computer as intended.

Answer:ENVY 17 - Left Hinge / Broken Case

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 My Envy 17's  left hinge has come adrift and is causing the case to separate.There are no loose plastic pieces in the case or fan issues yet.We are leaving the top open; it is no longer a portable laptop. Through searching I have learned this is a common and long time issue starting with prior laptops models.This premuim and expensive latop is just over 2 years old and has been kindly treated; never dropped.I have been a long time HP customer. Today I spent over 30 minutes & 2 phone calls with HP Techical and Customer service ultimately being 'dropped' both times during transfers. I'm hoping this forum's moderators will do better. Yes, the laptop is no longer under warranty but this is a long term well known design weakness.I expect to hear from HP with a  no-cost to me repair solution.Per HP's motto they are "Here to keep you happy; And your PC, too" I will provide updates to this issue.

Answer:Envy 17 Left Hinge \ Case Separation

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My left hinge is coming undone and the back case is coming off. I can push it back together but the opening and closing of the laptop is causing pieces of the back to break off. 

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I have a dv7 that is very rarely used (I think I purchased it in 2012).  I noticed recently that my hinges are making a lot of noise/struggling. Tonight I realized that the left hinge is completely busted and pulling the casing apart.  The laptop is clearly out of warranty, so I'm guessing I have no recourse.  I came upon another thread on this forum where HP was fixing the problem on other dv7's, but I'm not sure if those people were still in warranty or not. Any help or advice? Thanks!

Answer:dv7 Left hinge pulling case apart? What the heck!

Hi diabloangelz, and welcome to the HP Support Forums!   I just sent you a private message. If you are not sure how to check your forum messages, this post How to check your messages by SiobhanF has instructions. Regards,




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My HP Envy also, has the left hinge coming apart.  Each time I open and close my screen, the hinge and notebook base separate.  I would like to have this fixed.  This started about 10 months after I purchased this notebook.  I thought this was just an isolated case, but sounds like a quality defect.  I was just going to go with another brand of notebook in the future due to this issue, but if HP can resolve will continue to remain a customer.

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My left hinge has split open my laptop case! Is HP still not acknowledging this to be a design flaw in almost every ENVY series laptop? This laptop was well over $1000 dollars and splits apart only months after the warranty expires? What is HP going to do to make this right? The first search suggestion on Google is "HP Envy Broken Hinge"   - whats that tell us? Thanks in advance... 

Answer:HP Envy TS m7-j020dx LEFT HINGE and CASE SPLITTING APART

Hi there @Broken_Again?,  Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome! I read your post on the HP Support Forums and I understand that you are experiencing a broken hinge on the left side of your HP Envy TS m7-j020dx Notebook PC.  Please use the following link to create yourself a case number, then call and it may help speed up the call process:Step 1. Open link: www.hp.com/contacthp/Step 2. Enter Product number or select to auto detectStep 3. Scroll down to "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options"Step 4. Scroll down and click on: HP contact options - click on Get phone numberCase number and phone number appear.They will be happy to assist you immediately! Please mark this post as an Accepted Solution so that other people who have the same issue can find the solution quickly. Thank you!Have a great day!

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I have had this laptop for approximately a year now, and noticed a while ago that the left hinge seemed to be sitting a bit lower than the right hinge when the laptop is open.  Not too long after, the issue got worse and more obvious as the case now separates whenever the hinge is used. The case closes up again once the laptop is shut.  I have noticed that some of the plastic inside has broken and screws have come loose, as I can occasionally hear fragments being tossed around by the fan.  Some small screws and small pieces of plastic have even fallen out of the side of the laptop by turning it on its side while the casing is separated.  This makes me wish I hadn't strayed from Lenovo's laptops... Would HP be able to fix/replace this for me?  How long would it take?  How much would it cost, if anything? Thanks!

Answer:Envy 17-j070ca Case separating at left hinge

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Hello. It seems I have the fairly common hinge issue with my m7-j010dx. When opening and closing the lid, the case around the hinge separates. It's getting bad enough that I avoid moving the screen as much as possible, and carefully pinching the case when moving the screen so as to avoid further damage and/or it popping open entirely and becoming immoble. How do I go about getting this resolved?

Answer:M7-j010dx case popping open by left hinge

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One of the screws that holds my HP Envy 17 - j013cl laptop casing together no longer attaches to anything. It appears that the screw was once attached to a plastic fitting, but now that fitting is broken and the pieces of plastic are loose inside the laptop. When I open the laptop, the casing pulls apart near the hinge. I purchased the factory refurbished laptop in January of this year. How can the laptop be repaired? One source told me that they would have to replace the entire cover ... IF they could find one.  Is this repair covered under warranty? I just found a topic for the same issue with the dv7 "dv7 Left hinge pulling case apart? What the heck!".  It appears that HP have some real widespread problems with the left hinge of their laptop casings!

Answer:HP Envy 17 Broken Screw Fitting on Case Near Left Hinge

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I read many about many people with the same issue as me in the "HP Envy 17 Broken Screw Fitting on Case Near Left Hinge" thread, but there was never a fix described, only "I sent you a private message."  Please help!

Answer:HP Envy Broken Screw Fitting on Case Near Left Hinge

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It appears that this is a common hardware problem for over two years, based on  the posts.  This is my son's laptop for college, so we have now had to swap out our home Hp Pavilion laptop with him.  We purchased a two year HP warranty, and it just recently expired.  This is our family's seventh HP desktop or laptop.  How is HP dealing with this issue?  

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Left hinge broke and computer came open! I didn't do anything to cause this to happen. I need to travel with my laptop and I am afraid something bad will happen due to this problem. Opening and closing the broken hinge causes the case to open a little more.

Answer:Left side of case coming open and hinge seems broken

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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. 

Answer:Left hinge on 17 inch Envy laptop-- had case replaces 10 mon...

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The screw is lost some where in the laptop, the left corner seperates near the hinge when I open the lid. Laptop just a year old. 

Answer:HP Envy 15 Broken Screw Fitting on Case Near Left Hinge

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Well add my machine to the list of others on here which I find have the same problem. I'm disappointed to find so many with the same issue. Has there been any success in getting resolution? I really didn't anticipate the case and hinge being the first things to go bad on this $$$$ laptop. :-(

Answer:15t-j000 broken hinge, left screw stripped, case open like a...

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I have an HP Envy Touchsmart 17 inch laptop.  The primary problem is the left notebook screen hinge has broken loose at lower case mount. This caused the left side to separate from the upper and lower case. 

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I've had my laptop for almost a year and a half and it's been working perfectly. Then, when I tried to open my laptop this morning, the corner of the laptop case above the hinge popped open. Since then, the other corner has also popped open and now the screen is very loose. Help!











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Answer:HP Envy Hinge Popped Open

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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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All, hope this post reaches knowledgeable eyes.  My college aged daughter dropped her P580 and banged up the left rear corner of the Lap Top.  I am looking for the QIWy9 Power Board UMA FRU 90000332, QIWy9 Upper Cae-H
 FRU 90201008, QIWy9 Lower Case -H FRU 90201009, and the QIWy9 LCD Hing-H FRU 90201003.  I contact Lenovospareparts.com but good luck with that.  If it is not on their list they don't have it.  This is a fairly new PC, bought around Sept 2012.  I used the maintenance manual to disassemble the laptop and just need the parts. 
 
Can anyone direct me to a supplier of these parts, PLEASE.  I can't believe the parts aren't available.
 
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I noticed this in my top left hand corner of my screen..I can't click on it.

I have Win. 7 Ultimate build 7264 64bit.

Anyone else getting this? Everything is running fine..but this has me worried. My activation seems to be going in and out..from "Not available" to "Windows is activated"
Edit: Okay..I just rebooted and now its gone?

Can someone tell me how to install Hashtab? I get the setup downloaded and go through that and it said it installed but where the hell does it go? How do I use it for Windows 7 hash checking? The same thing happened to the other hash checker from the sticky in this forum..

Answer:Something weird just popped up in left hand corner

This might give you an idea mate.

What is this?

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OK first time here might not find my way back but I hope so.

Here goes....kids were playing with gadgets on our computer and when they were finished a two inch vertical line popped up on the left side.It moves back and forth everytime I log in and is sometimes in the middle but mostly on the side. The calender gadget shows up inside this bar.I can not find any instructions to help remove it.
we have Windows XP We use Internet Explorer and firefox...if that helps.

i know very little about computers and the strange decisions they decide to present to me so if you can help I woul dbe eternally grateful!!!

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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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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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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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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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The left hinge will not let me open the laptop.  It is stuck or twisted.  A small piece of plastic has fallen out of the hinge area.  I have seen several postings pertaining to the same problem with the left hinge and there was a recall on this hinge.   My laptop is out of warranty.  Please advise.  Can I get my laptop repaired with the recall? 

Answer:Left hinge is not working.

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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: Left Hinge Broken

I have owned my HP Envy for roughly 4 years now and have had no issues, however, now the left screen hinge is causing the casing of the computer to separate. Several small pieces of metal from the hinge have either fallen out or are rattling inside the computers casing. The computer is no longer under warranty, but I have noticed this issue is a common one for HP laptops of this period. What can be done about this issue? Can HP repair this if the computer is sent in?Thank you.

Answer:Left Hinge Broken

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Question: Left hinge issues

Hello,  I am have the same issues. Ive had my laptop for quite a while now and it is still in pristine condition. I have noticed that recently the left screen hinge is sort of loose and it pulls apart when I open the screen. Can anyone help point me in the right direction?











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Answer:Left hinge issues

@Dmann

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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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Question: left hinge loose

The left hinge is very loose, when i open and close the laptop it pops in and out and when rotating the screen somethimes the creen scrapes the body , the lid also soesnt sit perfect because of the hinge (all same problem diffrent symptoms

Answer:left hinge loose

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Question: SL400 Left hinge

I got my SL400 2743CTO back in december of 08 and noticed that the left hinge to the screen is cracked but the display still works. Will lenovo repair this or am i out of my warranty? When i open the lid the whole hinge almost moves with the display. The right hinge is holding it on i guess.





SL400 2743CTO 2GB RAM. Core 2 Duo T5870 2.0GHz HITACHI 160GB 5400rpm

Answer:SL400 Left hinge

I am having the same problem. Also the power receptacle has broken loose and I get intermittent AC power. I have onsite service and they are supposed to be coming to fix it when the parts come in.

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Hello I have a V series laptop, V5-571-53334G50Makk to be specific and since recently the left hinge was loose and whenever I open the laptop, it was wide open(kept on increasing as I tilt the screen) now the gap has widened. I was wondering what I do to fix this issue? Is it fixable at home with some time and repairing or do I need to take it to a repair center?

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Question: Broken Left Hinge

My left display hinge is also acting up and the left corner seems to be coming apart from the force being applied by the hinge especially as the display is hinged down to its closed position.  I've been suspecting something was weird for some time now but recently I'm afraid it will break soon, what can be done?  My laptop is out of warranty (bought from Costco) but otherwise is in perfect condition and I use it daily.  It is crazy this is happening.

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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: Left hinge broke

Left hinge mounting broke not long after purchase. Unfortunatly long enough to not be under waranty. Case starting to separate. 

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I am having an issure with the corner of the base of the laptop seperating near the bottom left of the screen (near the hinge). When the laptop is opened, the piece pop apart. When I try to snap them back together, they pop back apart as soon as I let go. I have been looking on the forum and it seems that this was a common problem. I am concerned because I do not want it to break as it was not a cheap laptop. Can anybody help with this issue?

Answer:HP ENVY 17" Left Hinge

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Like many others my left side hinge is coming apart. The plastic seems to be pretty cheap, I'm quite dissappointed.

Answer:Left hinge coming apart

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Question: broken left hinge

I am seeing plenty of this same problem. I have a broken left hinge. I want to know if the part number 832356-001 is the correct hinge I am not happy with the laptop it is falling apart and not very old. I also need to know if I can get a pdf of all the parts in a visual format. It is out of warrenty and I will have to fix it myself. I am very unhappy with this laptop and so are a lot of other people on this forum!!! 

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Question: HP Envy left hinge

The left hingle on my Toiuchsmart 17 is binding up and causing the case to separate.  Can someone from HP contact me and let me know what can be dome to fix this problems.  It appear that this is a reoccurring issue.  

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The left hindge on my laptop is loose. I do not feel comfortable using it in tablet mode because I am concerned the movement will further agrevate it. It is limiting my use of my laptop which I use for my business. Can you please help me? Thanks,Lalania

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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?

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> 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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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.  

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Question: Left Broken Hinge

I haven't had my HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook but a little over 2 years and my left hinge has broken. I took it to a computer tech and he said you guys do not have a recall on this issue nor do you have any intention of solving the issue. I can not afford to buy another laptop and this is the 6th HP I have owned including desktops. I will not buy another one unless this problem is taken care of. I would like some feed back on this as I see there are numerous people with the same problem. Thanks! 

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Hi Guys Ive had my laptop for around 3 years now and DV7-7064EA and its puling itself apart. Any ideas wether HP will help or am I on my own?

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Question: Broken left hinge

I have had my Envy for about 2 years. The left hinge has broken and when I went to have it repaired, I was told it would cost over $300! This same thing happened to the HP laptop I had previously that this new one replaced! The repair place told me is was the exact same thing that happened to my old laptop and that it was a common issue! Why hasn't there been a recall? Obviously this is happening constantly! Does anyone know how to fix the issue?Thank you

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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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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: HP envy left hinge

I've read in the forum that someone got their laptop repaired at NO COST?? Even after lapse of warranty? Wow, what did you do to convince HP to do this? I have sent several requests and complaints and a HP rep phoned to ask about it then told me to pay $300.00 for the repair. I do believe a substandard quality back cover which undoubtedly costs very cheaply to make is a good trade of for keeping customers. But it seems HP is more concerned about making money once and not considering about after sales and follow up sales. They certainly lost me and I was considering buying the Spectre but not anymore. BTW I checked an online supplier for the back cover and it sells for $35.00 from China but I prefer to do the repairs myself.

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Question: Broken left hinge

My hinge is also broken.The hinge is so stiff it has broken the screw support mounts.Is there a repair available for this problem?Thanks.

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Question: left hinge broke

i have an hp envy 17 SE NB PC and the left hinge in broke where can i let it repair in miami FLand how much is the service price

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Question: Left hinge broken

I have HP pavilion HP 15-r210dx. Its left hinge is just broken. I was just closing the lid. I am very disappointed with HP quality. I need it to be fixed by HP. How can metal hinge be broken in normal use. Its just 1.5 years old. 

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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

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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 problem

We have purchase our HP Envy TS 15 from Costco online about 3 years ago. The warranty has expired. About couple of months ago I saw the left hinge seperating from the casing. It makes a clicking sound when the screen is closed/opened. I am not sure if may be getting worse. But today, not sure if this is related but I realized the battery was drained and although the computer was plugged, it was not charging.  After reading numerous other posts on this hinge issue, I wanted to see if HP can provide a path forward to resolve the issue and repair my computer. Thanks for your time, Alp

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The left hinge of the laptop is causing the bottom case to pop off. Whenever I open the notebook, the black bottom portion of the laptop separates from the top grey portion, exposing the inside of the laptop. When I close the laptop, the bottom case snaps back into place.I have had this laptop for over three years, with no other issue. Is there anything HP can do to resolve this hardware problem? Thanks

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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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Hi, the left hinge (as I look at the screen over the KB) on my T42 broke. The computer still works fine. Can you tell me which part I need to fix the broken left screen hinge? Also, is this something I can do myself? Thanks.

Answer:T42 Left Hinge broke

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/39t6192_01.pdf follow this manual it will show you how, you can order the part from IBM parts or ebay, the part number is included in the manual. 

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Hi there,I recently ordered an X1 2017 but sent it back for several reasons. One minor issue with it was that the left hinge was slightly crooked. Not by a lot, some might not even notice, but for me not really acceptable for a 2k5? device. Unfortunately it was the first thing I noticed during unboxing. With the lid closed you see that it's not parallel to the rest of the device. Meanwhile I have ordered one again and unfortunately it's the same in terms of crooked hinge. So I'm suspecting a general "problem". Obviously the support team never ever heard of such a thing.Just wondering - how is your's? I don't think I'll do anything about it since I don't think the service team will do a better job than the factory and generally things don't tend to get better by taking them apart. However - just curious if I'm the only one. Cheers,reach   


























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Hi reach,please post some pictures. It is easier to make an assertion then.BestAndreas

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I have a broken right hinge, and/or the case is broken on that side and it is interfering with closing the screen and how the microphone gets activated and the way the DVD drive works. How do I get it repaired?

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Question: Case open at hinge

Laptop has been popping at te hinge. the casing comes apart at the seam on the right side corner. Its very difficult to close the case. Its affecting the functionality of my laptop. Its under warranty. Its really a designing problem, has to be sufferred by customers. I am looking support  from the HP itself.  

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@Jyne

 

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For some time, the casing on my computer's left hinge has been coming apart. When moved, the two pieces of the casing would click together, and moving the hinge would cause the screen colors to become washed out at random, which could only be solved by adjusting the hinge and hoping for it to return to normal. Today, I went to close the computer and the casing on the lid around said hinge popped open, allowing the back half of the hinge casing to fall out. Attempts to close the lid casing, with or without the hinge casing piece, have failed. Opening or closing the lid is now difficult, and I am concerned it may cause further damage. My computer is no longer under warranty, to the best of my knowledge. Is it possible to have it repaired, and if so, how?

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The hinges on the screen are broken and the case is separating.  This is NOT from abuse, dropping, misuse, etc.  The laptop is generally used on a desk by adults.  Where would I look to get this repaired?

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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

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I am also having left hinge issue!!!!! Now the video isn't working properly!!!! Hp needs to be accountable for their defects!!! Checking into a Dell since Hp will not step up to the plate and repair their on going issues.

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I have a left screen hinge crack on my Z480. It catches when I open the lid and I fear it's going to get worse. This is actually the third problem I've had with the plastic on this computer, and from reading other discussions I don't think I'm alone. I tried calling tech support. My laptop is out of warranty but it's not 2 years old yet. I haven't dropped it. The guy pretty much told me what I expected to hear (that there's nothing to be done) and told me to take it to a local servicer but when I asked if he had a recommendation he said he "didn't know where I lived." I live in Cincinnati, OH and told him I could share that info with him but instead I got a lecture on the impermanence of material things. I would just really like to know my options and get any help from the manufacturer of this product.

Answer:left screen hinge crack

If you bought your computer with a credit card, call them up and ask if they offer free extended warranty on items purchased with their credit card. MOST credit cards doubles your warranty (at least 1 year past the initial year). However, the claim will need to be filed through the credit card company and needs to be covered under the basic warranty. Since you have "cosmetic damage" you will need to prove to the CC company that the issue is with the device construction. You can probably do so by digging up old post and sending them a faxed copy of all these posts.

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The left Hinge on my HP Envy has become loose; this poses a problem when opening/closing the lid as it grinds against the casing.  I've had a lot of difficulty navigating HP's Customer support website.  I travel a lot with this laptop and despite treating it with great care the hinge has come loose/broken (from what I understand has become a common problem).  I am out of the warranty and was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a few repair options.  I like HP, I find this whole issue disheartening.   Thank you for any help you can give.   

Answer:HP Envy Broken (Left) Hinge

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Hi, I've had my HP Envy for just over two years and I'm the only user of the laptop.  About a year ago the left hinge broke through just opening the case - never dropped, not too much force but clearly a defective part.  As the laptop was needed for daily use, I thought I would tolerate the issue through necessity.  However, more recently the gap between the case has become bigger and I'm more concerned about the laptop overheating or developing an even more terminal issue if it isn't fixed. I was shocked to find out how much of widespread this problem is and that I'm not alone in this issue.  My warranty has expired but HP has developed and sold a defective product that needs to be corrected.  I like this laptop and don't want to have a useless 900 laptop.   I look forward to a reponse to resolving this issue. Thanks, 

Answer:HP Envy 17 Broken Left Hinge

Well you have a sympathetic audience but this Forum is for fellow end Users. All we can do is flag this for intervention by HP staff to see what they will do for you. 

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I only had my laptop for a year and a half when the problem started. The left hinge is broken and now, I don't close my laptop anymore in fear of not be able to turn the power on anymore. The left part of the laptop is elevated (because of the parts from the broken hinge) and and I feel that everytime I move the screen, it might fall apart. Everytime I adjust the screen I hear a sound that feels like it's going to break anytime soon. The power button seems to get affected too, and I fear that in a few days I might not be able to turn it on. This has been ongoing problem for years with hp laptops and why is it that hp is not doing anything about the issue?

Answer:HP Envy Left Hinge Broken

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I have the  same problem described above. Envy 17 (silver) i5 - the corner of the case is spreading apart and now it is also happening on the right side. I have had to use gorilla tape to try to hold the case together.  It appears that this is a design flaw for this laptop. The laptop works, but over time, I'm afraid that it will get so bad that it will not run.  Is there a replacement case available?  Thank you.

Answer:HP Envy 17" Left Hinge and Casing

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I have a HP Envy 17.3 Model: 17-j013cl . Left hinge broke.  Did some research and it seems alot of HP costumer arehaving this isue.

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Does anyone else have this problem? the left hinge broken so it comes up now when the lid is lifted. Called a repair shop but it's estimated to be over 100. Possible to fix by myself?

Answer:SL400 broken left hinge!

I have the same problem, left hinge too! Tried uGlu, did not work, do not recommend trying to use it. The funny thing is that while closing the display you can clearly see the fragile piece of plastic that was used and where it is broken.

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Hi, My laptop's left hinge broke off recently. I am able to open and close the lid, the screen is OK, but I'm worried if I'm damaging it more everytime I open and close it. I am still under warranty. I've tried calling HP but no response. Any pointers? Thanks













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Answer:HP Dm4-1065dx left hinge broken!!

Hi Gaurang_YNWA,I would suggest calling HP again. Support phone #?s - http://goo.gl/n2Qb1If you are out of warranty, you can fix it yourself as hmmmmmm did, pay another repair shop or person to fix it, or call HP and send it in to be repaired. Regards,

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So I was working on my laptop last night, and while I was trying to move the screen to have a better view, the latch suddenly broke. I had no idea why it could just break like that. My laptop is still working just fine, except with the broken latch the screen is not level. I called Lenovo customer service this morning, and the rep. said I could send the laptop to them tomorrow. She asked me if it was an accident, because if it was, I might have to pay for the service. I don't quite understand how Lenovo can determine whether a certain damage is caused by accident or simply poor product quality? I'm really anxious about this because I have so many papers to turn in for school, and several work-related documents. Has anyone in here experienced the same problem? If so, how did Lenovo deal with your case? I'd be grateful to hear from you 'cause I would seriously never do business with Lenovo anymore if they charged me to have the latch fixed.

Answer:SL400 left hinge broke

Are you taking about the latch or the hinge? It should be fine with the hinge repair under warranty, as long as you didn't drop it or anything like that. 

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I would like to know how to loosen the left hinge before it breaks but custoer support want me to ignore the problem untill it breaks, this is unacceptable as i cannot affor tot wait the month it would take to repair. How do i loosen up the hinge? Please Help-Ian

Answer:Lenovo y 50 left hinge to tight

Welcome to the Lenovo Community Fellow Wisconsinite !
 
Another owner of your model experienced a similar problem with one of the hinges being too tight.  He / She found there was a small nut on the hinge that could be loosen so that the hinge moved more freely.  Please see message number 89 in this forum discussion for additional information......
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Y50-70-Touch-only-customer-review-broken-hinge-...
 
For your reference I have included a link below to your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual.  Please follow all precautions when working inside your laptop. 
 
http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_y40_50_series_hmm.pdf

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HP Envy 17" Left Hinge and Casing has seperated. This seems to be a very systimatic problem.

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After two years of use the left Hinge on my HP Envy broke.  Where does one get it fixed and is it fixable?  It seems to interfer with the usage if one moves the lid back and forth.  Is it connected to hardware that will evenutally shut my computer down?  I would rather be able to take it a part and put a replacement hinge instead of sending it away? 

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I have had the same issue that I've posted about the left hinge on my HP ENVT 17t laptop is breaking with the bottom cover also breaking loose.  Could you please direct me to a solution?  My laptop was purchased Jan. 1, 2014.Thanks.

Answer:HP ENVY 17t Left Hinge Broke

See a very-similar question, at:   http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Envy-17-Broken-Left-Hinge/td... and read the responses.  Also, read several very-similar questions via: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?filter=location&location=forum-board%3AHa... by searching on 'ENVY LEFT HINGE'.  

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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

@plzfixit

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i have had this laptop for just over 2 years now. i can't remember when this problem started because at first it was hardly noticeable, but for at least a few months now i have been having issues with my the left hinge/corner on my laptop. apparently this is a pretty common problem among many acer models. at first it seemed as though the hinge had gotten slightly out of place and would need to kind of pop back in every once in a while as i opened or closed the lid. i wasn't worried about it until a several weeks passed and it was happening every single time i opened or closed the lid. when i turned the laptop around so i had a better look at the hinge, i saw that the 2 plastic pieces that hold the laptop together were actually splitting apart in the corner. this has only gotten worse over time--the gap between the pieces keeps getting wider and the split travels further. i think it's inevitable that pretty soon the power adapter is going to shift out of place because of this and i won't be able to charge the laptop, rendering it useless. is there anything i can do to fix this other than replacing the lid/hinges? i feel like even if i get the parts replaced, the same thing is just going to start happening again eventually. should i just go ahead and start saving for a new laptop (NOT another acer)?

Answer:aspire E1-531 left hinge broken?

I have this same problem!! I went searching online and discovered that I am definitely not alone.I would like to know how or if it it repairable and/or is Acer willing to compensate for repair service.

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Like many others have experienced/posted, the left hinge on my pavilion has bulged and cracked the casing. I take care of my laptops and have not dropped it at any time. I first noticed the hinge problem last night, and I can now no longer open the laptop with hearing a grinding sound. This laptop is 2-3 years old and no longer under any warranties. I'm a student and cannot afford the $250+ repairs. Is hp doing anything about this common problem?

Answer:Pavilion g6 with broken left hinge

@rsf4

 

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Same issue as the hundreds of other posts on Hp (hinge problem?) Laptops. Who can I contact to get a quote for and arrange repair.I'm disappointed that I had to search hp support to get information about this,  and have never been contacted about it first.Regards,Dave

Answer:envy 17 broken left hinge

@Dfrikes

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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

@AmandaCrn

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Wow , I have had the same problem , left hinge screw and besel came off and then got stuck between the screen and keyboard . Went to close the lap top and the screw was stuck in the hinge and next thing you know I have a cracked screen. Bought this laptop in December still under warranty , but HP says that this is not a know issue so they will not cover physical damage. Then I find this message board and wow , here we are all with a left hinge screw issue. Only problem this caused a broken screen. My case has been escalated still waiting for a call or email .  Any one have any advise? Geek Squad wants over 1000.00 to fix screen , that is more than I paid for the laptop new. Really disapointed in HP service , have a second HP Envy 17 in shop under warranty repair for a fan malfunction , they are fixing that one. This really may be my last HP. I own about 14 machines between my office and home. May be time to look for something else. 

Answer:HP Envy 17 Left Hinge Screw

@Golfgil

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Exactly the same problem as before - all working great then on opening the top cover (screen) the left hand hinge seems to have failed causing the bezel, screen and top cover to become separated from each other. HP were contacted and arranged collection, repair and re-delivery.Shame this has happened again but hopefully HP can address my issue again soon.Regards

Answer:Left Hand Hinge Broken - Again!!

@JustinPa

 

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The left hinge has been broken and as a result the base has also cracked.  Is it possible to arrange a fix for my computer? If yes how?

Answer:Left Hinge and Broken Base

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