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Loose/Broken hinge on my Satellite 2410-603

Question: Loose/Broken hinge on my Satellite 2410-603

Hi,

the hinge on my 2410-603 notebook has worked loose to the point where it will not stay up unless i lean it against something. I was wondering if i am able to tightenen this somehow or whether it would need replacing. Anyone have a guide of how to get at the hinge??, or anyone know how much a replacement one is likely to cost??.

I have searched on the net however havn't been able to find anything as yet.

Thank you in advance,
Jamie

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Answer: Loose/Broken hinge on my Satellite 2410-603

Hi,

unfortunately it?s not possible to tighten it, so you will have to purchase new hinges.
I suggest you following:

Look at ebay for such machine you have (maybe a defective would be good) and let a technician exchange it or ask an authorized service partner how many an exchange of the hinges will cost.
If you need a link to find a ASP then you can try it here:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_gaspLocator.jsp?subs=tais

Good luck
Cheers

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Is its possible to fix this?

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Dear Lenovo team,  Please help me out here. I have Lenovo G40-80 laptop which I had bought roughly an year ago. I had given it for maintainence and cleaning at a lenovo centre. Now the status of this laptop is its screws have started getting loose and the hinge on the right side of screen has come out. I checked it on lenovo international and it is a much more common problem than anticipated. Apparently, there is some issue with design. Please help me here. The laptop is breaking apart and even though it is under warranty, I have been told it is not covered. Please understand that it is not my fault, but according to lenovo's international forum a design fault. Urgently need help!!!

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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. 

Answer:Left notebook screen hinge has broken loose at lower case mo...

@Merril3

 

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The right hinge on my M 30 is to loose. I have tryed to dismantle the keyboard without succes, what to do?

Answer:Hinge on Satellite M30 is loose

Hi there,

the problem is that you cannot repair it only by tighten some screws. If the hinge on this model is loose then you will need new hinges and to exchange them, the whole machine must be disassembled since the hinges are partially under the palm rest and on the lcd installed.

So, if you want to fix that you should search for an technician which can fix it. Better solution would be to contact an authorized service partner:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

Good luck

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Please info me about cheapest solution of replacement display. My toshiba has an 1024x768 Philips inside. Where and what are lowest prices. Once it is to be replaced, can it be upgraded to higher resolution?

I also need battery pack, possibly of greater capacity than the one originally included.

Built in Wifi-BT card?

All parts needed can be from a broken laptop, or I would by a broken S2410 with good display and battery.

Thanks

[email protected]

Answer:Satellite 2410: display broken - need new one

Well, all compatible parts you can purchase from the Toshiba ASP in your country.
But you should know that the notebook display is a one of the most expensive laptop parts. Other possibility is to buy the same second hand unit or a dead notebook with good screen functionality. In such case you should check the offers in the eBay.

As far as I know there are many Satellite 2410 notebooks. It?s a large series. But the notebook was delivered with a 15.1? TFT color display. It?s important that the screen should fit in the frame.

If you want to check which parts are available for your unit so you could visit the Toshiba options & accessories site.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/jsp/optionsAndAccessoriesHome.do?service=EU&ID=ONLINE_ SHOP

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Hello i bought this model a year ago and in 6 months the right hinge started to act weird...didn' t close the lid properly...and now it's broken... i couldn't take it at the time to fix it because of my work.. it has 2 years warranty but here in Greece they say it doesn't cover it and they want 80 euros plus VAT and about 20 days to fix it!! and my graphic card strarted to act funny and its matter of time when it's going to burn it!!!

Where can i find a part of the right hinge? or how can i fix it?

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Hi,

recently I found out that the right display hinge is broken. That's why I cannot close the lid. Is there a way to get a spare part from toshiba for repairing it?

How much would it approxmatelly cost if I bring it to a service partner?

Thanks,

Christoph

Answer:satellite 1110 - right hinge broken

Hi
I don?t know what does this part cost if you order it from the service partner but you can contact the ASP and ask him for the cost.
There is a link for a right ASP:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

Furthermore it was able for me to find a websites which has some informations about the searching part:

http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Toshiba,Laptop,Part,K000833740.aspx

Bye

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Hi our laptop has recently cracked across the hinge are, photo attached looks like a design weakness, has anyone else experienced this? Can i claim from Toshiba? Does anyone know the part number required to replace this upper case assembly?

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Unfortunately my Toshiba L450D Laptop's hinge keeps splitting when the screen is adjusted. When the screen is put back/adjusted backwards a wide gap appears between the LCD screen and the casing and there is a lot of noise.

When the screen is adjusted forwards (like closing) a huge gap appears on the back of the hinge. It appears that the hinge is not in correctly either and I believe this is happening because the hinge is stuck.

My laptop is out of warranty now as I would have taken it to a service station for the people to fix it.

My system specifications:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite L450D
BIOS: Ver 1.00
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) SI-42, ~2.1GHz
Memory: 1024MB (1GB) RAM
Display: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
Sound: Realtek High Definition Audio
Input: Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad + Standard PS/2 Keyboard

Is there a manual way to fix this?

I appreciate any help given.

- Michael

Answer:Satellite L450D-11H - Hinge Is Broken. How Can I Fix It?

Easiest way is to bring notebook to nearest Toshiba service provider. They can order broken part and exchange it.

Manual to fix it? you mean maintenance manuals, right? Maintenance manuals is not for public usage and not free for download.

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Hi,

Have anyone experienced problems with Satalite U840W broken hinges.

My hinge broke 2 weeks before the laptop was 6 months.

Toshibe service do not want to change it under warranty, even laptop have not been dropped or in our means mis treated - only normal open/close. Laptop stands more or less spotless.

I can see in several forums that there have been earlier problems with Satelite hinges, but can not find information on U840W.

Thans for any support.

Gert

Answer:Broken Hinge on my Satellite U840W

>I can see in several forums that there have been earlier problems with Satelite hinges, but can not find information on U840W.
From time to time someone reports about such issues but on this forum I think you are the first one who has this problem with Satellite U840W. To be honest I don't know what to say about that.
I understand you but service must also follow the rules defined by notebook manufacturer. If there is no some general problem with hinges on certain notebook model I can imagine they are sceptic about that and don't want to repair t as warranty case.

The whole thing is a bit complicated now. Have you asked how much you must pay for repair?

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Hi there ,

First post on here so please excuse any lack of local etiquette.

My son has a Toshiba Satellite Pro L20 with a broken Hinge baseplate. I'm am calling it a baseplate as i cannot find the name of the part anywhere on the web so far.

Its obviously the metal plate on the base that the hinge attaches to.
You can even see it if you remove the battery.

Does anyone know what this part is called and where i could possibly purchase one ?


Kind regards

Jimmy

Answer:Satellite Pro L20 - broken hinge baseplate - where to get the parts?

Hi

I think in such case the Toshiba ASP (authorized service partner) could help you.

You have to get in contact with this ASP in your country and the technician should be able to order a compatible part for the notebook.

Here you can find all ASPs worldwide:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com -> Support & Downloads -> Find an Authorized Service Provider

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I'm wondering what to do- I regularly use this laptop and now one hinge has broken. It has not yet come completely off, but I'm afraid it will soon. Is this still covered under warranty? I haven't dropped it or anything, it just occurred one day a few weeks ago. How do I fix this problem? My laptop is still under a warranty.

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Hi I have a 2450 and the lid wont stop up, the right side hinge is broke. is this fixable. where can I get spare parts

thanks


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Answer:Hinge is broken on my Satellite 2450 - need replacement

Hi,

You becomes Information?s why a new hinge from your Service Partner. Contacted your Service Partner in your Country.

By

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Does anyone know the part number for a set of hinge/display supports for the T110-121?

Mine broke last week and I can't seem to source a replacement or suitable alternative.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite T110-121 - broken hinge/support bracket

Huh... it is not easy to get such information but, in my opinion, you don't need it. all Satellite T110 have the same hinges and there is no difference.
Different can be only mainboard and some other hardware components like HDD, Ram WLAN card and so on.

Basic stuff like hinges is the same. I don't know where do you live but try to use Google for your country and check if you can find ?Hinge Bracket Set or Laptop Hinges for Toshiba Satellite T110?.

Check also eBay for your country.

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Can anyone help? I've broken the left side hinge on my A40. I can't find anywhere to get a replacement and I don't know where I can find the part no. so I know I'm getting the right one.

Does anyone know the part no. and where I can purchase a hinge?

Answer:Broken left hinge on Satellite Pro A40 - need part number

Hi

The display hinges replacement is not easy and a little bit tricky? the whole display must be disassembled and I presume someone without an experience could damage some parts during the dismounting procedure.
I recommend contacting the ASP for details and help.
The authorized service partner could also order the new and right hinges for this notebook directly from the Toshiba head warehouse.

Good luck and best regards

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Hi does anyone know where I can get hold of a disassembly guide to replace my broken hinge? I have the part but want to make sure I strip it down correctly. Any help gratefully received.

Answer:Satellite 2450 -101 Broken Hinge - Disassembly guide required

Hi,

if you have no warranty on that machine then why do you need a disassembling guide? It?s not much to deal with disassembling that machine,
you just will have to unscrew EVERYTHING of the upper part of your machine, so if I were you I would fastly search a technician which is familiar with such machines, ask him for repair and give him some bucks for the repair.

Greets

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I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop. Right hand side LCD panel connector to the base is broken. When I close the LID, part of the hinge coming out from the base. I think hinge screw holes( plastic piece in the base that attaches LCD hinge ) is broken. I attached some images if you are not clear about the situation.Can I fix this by replacing the laptop base cover ?
 

 
I also got these pieces from from the one who repair it.
 

Answer:Inspiron N5110 hinge/hinge base broken - identify damaged parts

Hi did u check on ebay to see if someone had like it for sale.

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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 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

Hi @NeiCe , I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details.If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, this post has instructions.

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Question: Hinge is loose

How should I go about fixing a loose hinge? I looked it up online, and found various tutorials for other types of HP laptops, but not my specific product. For this, ill give the full name just in case:HP ENVY x360 - 15-u111dx (ENERGY STAR)Is there a specific tutorial for my type of laptop? Edit: I forgot to change the subject and it wont let me delete the post, so I hope this doesn't get lost

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I am having trouble with one of the hinges on my spectre 360 it is loose and wiggles, any way of getting this fixed?

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Hi, not a huge problem but just thought I'd get it checked out. Casing seems like its loose where I rest my arm, on the black strip near the mouse and power buttons are, as when I rest my arm on it when typing it clicks and squeaks on the right hand side and is starting to annoy me. (Don't ask).

Another thing, the hard drive seems loose as that is also clicking. I've tried to tighten up all the available screws that I can see but nothing has changed or helped..is anyone else having a similar problem? Don't want to send it off if that can be helped as it will take a while to come back and I need to use the laptop every day for work.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite L300-1BV loose casing and seems like loose hard drive

Hi.

It seems that you have weird problems with your laptop. I think you must have done some updates to the laptop and now you have those problems. For the black strip panel, if you see a gap between the panel of the mouse and the micro input, you must have left a black thing (in square shape) somewhere before you put everything together. That black thing is used to cover the wireless switch. Also, if that couldn't fix the problem, it is normal if the gap happens after a bad upgrade.

For yoru HDD driver, there are many reasons for it. * I suggest you to give the laptop back to the service to check everything * I hope you haven't broken the warranty policy or they will charge you a little bit.

Regards.

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Question: X230T Loose hinge?

I am constantly moving my computer between laptop and tablet mode.  After all of the twisting, the hinge doesn't seem to be as sturdy.  The screen is a bit floppier.  Does anyone know if there is a way to tighten the hinge?













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Answer:X230T Loose hinge?

Hi Bjc92,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m really sorry to hear that hinges of your Lenovo X230T had become loose after continuous switching between tablet and laptop mode.
 
Please refer to pages 67 & 103 in this user guide to see how to remove or fix hinge cap/ hinges.
 
Also, note that the hinges on laptops often become loose through wear and tear and will result in a screen that will not stay in place. In that case, tightening the hinges alone might not help resolve the issue. The hinges may have to be replaced.
 
Hope this information helped!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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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

@eddiesketti10

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

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One of the hinges on my two week old Yoga 11s is looser than the other. As I open the lid and push it back, the left hinge rotates somewhat, but the right one stays firm. Finally, once I reach 180 degrees, they level out. I can also equalise them by closing the screen back up somewhat after opening it. It's not a huge difference between the hinges, but I'm aware of it, and it's kind of annoying given i've only just bought it.  Is this single-hinge looseness normal? Is it worth getting serviced, or are both hinges going to be as loose as barn doors in a few months time?













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Answer:Yoga 11s loose hinge

Don't risk it and get it fixed, imo. If the hinge breaks, your computer is useless.

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After owning my X41T for almost three years, the hinge has become loose. It wobbles back and forth about 1 centimeter and spins free if not at lock. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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Question: Loose Laptop Hinge

I notice my left laptop hinge is loose, as the screen has become wobbly and it is starting to become harder to open or close it. I am scared if I do not fix this the continous stress on the hinge will eventually cause the lcd screen to fall off the hinge and that if I do not fix this the other hinge will wear out faster by having to do all the work of the loose hinge.  I have looked everywhere online and could not find a video of how to get to the screws on my laptop.  Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks. 

Answer:Loose Laptop Hinge

@Mordo58 To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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Hi- I've had my ideapad since late february. Its been a great laptop and I've generally been very happy with it.Unfortunately, about a month ago the hinge that connects the screen to the base of the laptop has become so loose that the LCD portion of the laptop will no longer stay upright without being propped up against something solid.  I purchased it from Newegg and they don?t except returns after the first month for laptops. Anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks   

Answer:Loose Ideapad hinge

Hi, Bets thing to do at this point is to send the laptop for service, never thought that an IdeaPad would have such an issue. Call tech support and have it repaired or replaced.

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I have had my HP Omen for about 8 or 9 months and slowly the hinge is becoming loose on the screen. So basically if i grab the screen to tilt downward it will move about and inch forward before the grips the hinge and start moving. LIkewise if I hold the laptop by its base and tilt it back and forth the screen will loosely flop back and forth about an inch without affecting the position of the actual hinge. Please advice me on how I can rectify this. I plan to have the computer for at least 2 or 3 more years. Best regards, Scott Georgson

Answer:Hp Omen Loose Hinge

@scottgeorgson

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

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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

Answer:Left hinge is loose

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).
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Question: loose screen hinge

My Spectre x360 has a loose hinge and some times when I move my screen to the back I feel like the left hinge is go to the back. I bought my Spectre x360 from the middle east but I live in the United States and I called the customer service and they told me that they can't help me because I did not buy me laptop from the U.S.  and they told me that I should call the middle east customer service. So I called the Saudi Arabia customer support and they told me that I should be in Saudi Arabia to get help, and the problem is that I am not going back to Saudi untile the end of 2017, is there anything you could help me with to get my laptop fix ? 

Answer:loose screen hinge

@alhamad1994

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Question: T430s loose hinge

I've had a T430s fpr about 9 months and the lid hinge became a bit loose some months after I bought it. When the lid is open it moves slightly back and forth freely. Is this a common problem? Is there an easy way to fix it without sending it for repair and waiting ages to get it back?

Answer:T430s loose hinge

Hi Ebologna,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing issues with hinges of your Lenovo ThinkPad T430s.
 
Refer the hardware maintenance manual to see how the hinges has to be reseated/replaced.
 
If there is no user induced physical damage, the warranty will cover the issue.
I would recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
 
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.
 
Best Regards,
Mithun.



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Hi guys, Would like to ask any of your beloved T400 starting to develop slop or 'play'  on the top of the LCD after opening the Thinkpad already ?

Answer:T400 hinge getting loose

The Thinkpad hinge are renowned for its toughness any play or sloppiness in a new hinge, means problems, even my old 4 year old already dead T42 have no play in the hinge whatsoever. My T400 does not have any play in the hinge whatsoever.  I had a hinge in mine T60 replaced under warranty due to the play, and now it is wonderful once again. 

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Hi HP, Product Name and Number:            HP Pavilion g7t Notebook PC  LX514AVOperating System installed (if applicable):       Windows 7 64-bitError message (if any):         NoneAny changes made to your system before the issue occurred:Routine updates from Windows I'd like to start off by saying that I am a big fan and a good customer of your laptops! I had been enjoying my Pavilion but unfortunately, that was short-lived. Even though I am a very caring user of electronics I was surprised when one day the left hinge for my Pavillion's lid came loose (I think a screw might have fallen off). From researching online I understand that this issue has been happening, a lot, to others as well. Before it gets worse and affects an otherwise well functioning computer, if you could please fix this issue. Before this issue occurred to my Pavillion, I have been regularly recommending HP laptops to family and friends. Going forward, as well, I would like to do so. I hope you are able to expeditiously fix my Pavilion's issue. 

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I have a Spectra 360 laptop.  Bought about a year ago.  Although the hinge still holds my screen open it is loose at the internal connection.  One side came loose first, now both sides move about 2 mm.  Is there anything I can do? (The loose part is on the keyboard half.  Where the hinge connects to the screen seems tight.)

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My T42p has a wobbly hinge (right and left) holding the screen. It runs fine but if I do not get this tightened it may not for long. Please tell me what screws and instructions for what I need to do to get to the loose hinges tightened.Thanks

Answer:T42 with a loose hinge Please tell how to tighten

Have a look at the manual and video tutorial.  

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Recently, the left hinge has become loose on my HP Envy after having it for over a year and a half with no issues. While my warranty has expired, I have discovereed that this is a common manufacterer's issue for this product, so I was wondering what options HP offered for this problem since it is not the fault of the customer.

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This is how I fixed my wobbling screen. My laptop is almost 4yrs old and it is the Y550p(i7). Within my 4yrs I have dropped my laptop and even chipped my slide nav. Now I have it in desktop mode, because my iPad replaced it in portability. The problem I had was screen not staying open in the position I wanted, because of the loose hinge. http://youtube.com/watch?v=fzmjH1rM1DY













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Answer:DIY loose screen / hinge fix

Hi Nicolas,
 
good DIY tutorial...
 
Zehn

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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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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

@johster
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I power up my DV7 laptop but the screen doesn't come on readily. I noticed that the left hinge near the power button is not stable. It appears to be moving rather than pivoting. If I move the screen a bit, it comes on. Any movement of the screen causes it to either flicker or go blank. I connected the laptop to a external monitor and it works okay.Can someone tell me what might be inside the laptop that would cause this? Is there a switch or contact that tells the system that the laptop is open? I hesitate to try opening the back or to send it out for repair before understanding what I', facing. This machine also has a tendency to run hot. Is that the norm? Fan seems to be working but I put a cooler underneath just in case. Anyone out there have experience with this type of problem?

Answer:HP DV7 hinge by power button is loose.

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 The right hinge of my HP pavillion m6 1035dx entertainment notebook pc. What is the most economic way of fixing this simple issue. I figure I would go straight to HP as, business to customer, to ensure a better customer experience that is more frictionless with less obstacles. I bought this laptop as manufactured refurbed and assume maybe the hinge was loose in the first place because I have kept good care. I plan on upgrading the internal hardware as well but I need to make sure that the hinges and rest of external casing is dexterous and durable. Moreover, I can't find a reputable third party that I trust. So, I am going directly to HP. Please reply to me and give what options I can use. I figured I can just send my Laptop to HP and HP fixes it and sends it back or if there is a reputable third party HP can recommend. However, I strongly believe that HP is a better option in both HP and my interests. Third party is just a middle man that costs more not only for me but as well as for HP. Thus, no need for a middleman and I strongly believe in a simple customer experience and customer relations. otherwise, HP will be tarnished in customer service. I can't even talk to a representative about my issue. At least, from my experience on the Website and is just forums. Please reply back on my hinge issue it is a very simple task and should be easy peasy on a two way road of customer to brand image. 

Answer:right Hinge is loose on HP pavillion m6 1035dx. What is the ...

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My Asus laptop is a few months old and the screen hinge seems to be getting looser and looser. It's not falling over or anything, but definately not as steady as it once was - you can wobble the screen a bit backwards and forth when it's up.My laptop is very similar to this:click herebut I'm not sure how to tighten up my hinges as I can't find how to get to them - presuming that it's loose hinges rather than just worn hinges.It's not a problem at the moment but I'd rather make sure I can fix it now, and if I can't do myself, send it off while it's still in warranty.Any help would be appreciated,cheers.

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 Hi,  I have noticed that the hinges of my laptop are relatively loose, compared to when I first bought it.I still have no problems using the laptop, but loose hinge is not the most pleasant thing for a laptop.  Is it covered by warranty?Or, can I tighten the hinge by myself?  Thanks in advance.

Answer:Loose Hinge - Can be repaired under Warranty?

How loose? Depending on the region of the country, this may or may not be covered under warranty.The hinge has to be swapped, it can't be tightened.

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.The left side of the screen is moving and its awkward because it wont close properly. Has this happened to anyone?Does anyone know how to fix it? Like where to open and screw something that possible loose? Or is it broken? :/













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Answer:Y560 Screen/Hinge loose

can you upload some photos?

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Hi: I received x1 carbon touch in late December. First I ran into touch screen issue. This issue was fixed by running a calibration program I got from my internal Lenovo support. Yesterday when I opened the laptop I heard a cracking noise and the hinge separated from the cover and screen is also loose. The screen is not cracked and laptop still works.Whenever I open the laptop the screen separates from the bezel. I push them together and they snap but always separate when I open or close the laptop.I showed it to my technician at work and he told me that warranty will not cover this issue as it is physical damage.There was not physical damage to my X1 carbon touch. Now we have to pay for new lcd bezel, hinge kit and rear LCD cover. These may be expensive and I have no way of knowing if this will happen again., After using Lenovo PC's for the past 10 years this is unexpected. I saw one more person who can the exact same problem. Let me know if you have any suggestion for me.

Answer:x1 carbon loose hinge bezel

Had the same problem on my daughter's X1 Carbon Touch (34xx). Disassembled per the hardware manual to see what was wrong. Turns out that the two right-hand-side hinge screws had detached from the cover because the brass fitting into which they were screwed had become separated from the cover (they were just wedged into a plastic hole), effectively freeing the cover. Not impressed with the design. Am investigating brass-to-plastic glues...

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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 purchased a Lenovo X220 Tablet through my High School. Its a great computer, but really built horribly. It is not even 7 months after having it, and my screen is starting to get extremely flimsy. I have heard there is a way to fix this, love to! Thansk!

Answer:Loose Tablet Screen Hinge

if what you mean by flimsy is wobbly screen hinge, then you would need to send the laptop in for repair.

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Hi. It just happened by itself. How to remedy this? Mind the laptop is working fine and it's possible to squeeze the parts back into their position with the fingers. http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u340/Kolobolo123/loosehinge.jpg

Answer:X121e loose hinge as on the picture

the hinge mechanism cracked the casing, usually squeezing the split casing won't help with the problem.

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I am wanting to know about how to get in contact with the hp repair to fix my hp envy 15 screen hinge is loose if i try to move the screen it seems to get worse.













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I have recently noticed that the hinge on my computer is coming loose, and I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this or if it will cause further damage? I would like to get it fixed but I can't find contact information except for computerized assistance, and I'd rather talk to an actual person. I'm not on warranty anymore, but I have seen that other people have gotten this issue resolved without paying, even with expired warranty. Would anyone be able to help me with this problem? Thanks

Answer:Envy 15 x360 loose hinge

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Don't know what name to give it, the display, the screen - the clear plastic you look at - has come loose on the right side so now I have dust inside/under that cover that won't go away.  I've found lots of references to bad hinges but no others with this problem. And of course, my warranty expired 5 weeks ago. Any ideas?

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I have kept my Notebook with great care and have never dropped or bumped it. After a yaer I noticed that the right side hinge has become a bit loose and within 3 months it has become quite loose. At the moment it seems to be manageable to fix the problem but I am afraid that in some time it might pop out of the plactic body. Is there a loose screw that can be tightened? What should I do to prevent more damage to the hinge and body?

Answer:How To Fix HP Envy Right Side Loose Hinge

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Hi, I've noticed over the past couple months that my laptop's hinge on the left side was coming apart, which was concerning. I just recently realized that this was not my fault, but instead that 2 screws on the bottom Near the hinges are actually missing. I don't know if they have always been in there or if they fell out, but according to these forums, replacement screws won't work because the part they screw into is broken or something? My warranty has been up for awhile and I don't really know what to do about this to get it fixed? Any help would be great!











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Answer:Screws missing and hinge loose

It is a 15t-j000 series laptop which lets me find the right Service Manual, at least.  15t-j000 Manual You need this part:  (2) Display hinges (includes left and right hinges, left and right hinge covers, and leftand right hinge brackets    720548-001 Hinge kit $20.26 on eBay Page 55 shows that the screws are Phillips PM 2.5 x 5.5 screws You can buy 15 of the screws for $1.86 here: http://www.laptopscrews.com/M2.5x5.htm See page 59 forward for removing and accessing inside the screen panel to replace the hinges.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.  

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Is it normal for some of the hinges to be slightly loose on the yoga 900? I wasn't sure since not all of them are loose. Also, I have one of the caps on the edge loose as well which I can take off and put back on (without it falling off easily). Not sure if it's worth sending it in... still on warranty. There is no cracking sounds etc. though and it is working properly.

Answer:Yoga 900 Hinge Loose Cylinders?

It might be best to send it in to get the entire hinge replaced under warranty. See this thread about the same issue on a Yoga 3 Pro where Amy of Lenovo suggested this course of action:
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-3-Pro-Hinge-end-cap/m-p/2025331/highl...

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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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I've had my Y550 for about 3 months now and everythings been fine with the construction of the computer. However, I bought this computer because the screen hinge on my last computer slowly broke down to the point where it was difficult to keep the screen in one position because it flapped around so much. Now, only 3 months in, the screen hinge is loosening quickly,, and moves back and forth over an inch, or several degrees. I thought this was a good computer. Now I'm worried the same thing that took 3 years to happen to my old laptop is going to happen within 6 months on this one. Is this fixable with a quick fix or can i send it in on warranty?













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Answer:Y550 Loose screen hinge

probably it is fixable on warranty. please contact lenovo support for more information and shipping issues.

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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.

Answer:HP Spectre X360 Hinge loose

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I've had my y550p for 8 months now, and I just recently started noticing a huge ammount of wobbling. I just called in customer support to send it in for a fix, but the guy wasn't very clear on whether or not I could remove my harddrive before sending it in. He just said remove the battery and a/c adapter. I'm pretty sure I can remove the harddrive but I just want to double check to make sure. Also, After my warranty wears off, I eventually want to be able to fix a wobbly screen myself. Does anyone know where I can find a set of instructions to tighten the hinges?

Answer:Lenovo Y550p loose hinge

back-up your data to another hdd or dvd.i do not suggest you to remove the hard due to technical support has to control it.http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-V-and-Z-series/y550-hinge-issues/m-p/225650http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-V-and-Z-series/Y510-Replacing-Hinges-Howto/m-p/236524#M2339...

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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?

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The screw on the back under the right side hinge has become loose and fallen out twice.I put it back in the first time nice and tight and tightened all the other screws. It just fell out again!  This is with gentle handling.  And it took less than a month to wiggle loose.Would using a little Locktite blue on the screw when I put it back void my warrantee? 

Answer:Y50-70 loose bottom screw under hinge.

No, the use of Locktite blue won't void the warranty and is probably a very good idea since this is a reoccurring problem. Be sure to just use a tiny dab on the threads.

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The center part of the hinge on my Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, which I've had for about 4 months, has come loose. It wouldn't really bother me much except that it's really sharp and I have cut myself on it. Is there a way to put back in myself or what can I do?













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Answer:Lenovo yoga 3 pro hinge loose

My advice would be to get it serviced under warranty...

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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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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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I recieved my HP ENVY Sleekbook 6-1100 se 2 years ago. I was very careful with it and never dropped it. About a year after, the corner near the right hinge began to come loose everytime I open and close the laptop and it is getting worse.The hinge itself looks like it is starting to break also. I searched and I see that HP offered after warranty repair since its a commen issue in this kind of models.   

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Hello, I bought the T61 in 2008 with 3 year warranty in USA. My T61 is showing the loose hinge problem which has been encountered by many other forum users. Right now I'm in Chennai, India and the Lenovo warranty center in Alwarpet, Chennai says the hinge problem is not covered under warranty. Could any one from Lenovo confirm this for me. Thank you, Thaniks

Answer:T61 Loose Hinge - Does the warranty cover this issue?

Well i was once told that Lenovo don't cover hinge problem by the Lenovo service personnel, but then on my second attempt and through some coercion they said yes. Mark_Lenovo did mention that the loose hinge is within the normal repair parameter, while many people in the USA have the hinge problem repaired under warranty. This is the message that Mark_Lenovo sent me regarding the issue of hinge and warranty. ------------------------ The hinges should be covered under warranty.  Sometimes the staking of the pin inside the hinge fails - we have several designs - some are "D" shaped which can become rounded, and some are epoxied I believe.   It is also possible that the screws have loosened which hold the hinge to the LCD frame or to the chasis - the locktite did not hold.  If you are in warranty, I would expect us to cover this unless there were visible signs of abuse (like dent or abrasion from being dropped). ----------------------------

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Good evening, i own a X200t on which the hinge appears to be kind of loose. When opening the screen and letting it in a position before 90 degrees, it falls back some centimeters (3-4 cm). Also, when standing on a table in laptop-mode, the display is wobbling with every little movement of the desk. It's annoying (esp. when using it in train) compared to my former X200s, which was rock-solid. Is this typical or should i call Lenovo Service ? Kind regards, pepun.





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Answer:X200t - Display wobbling - Hinge loose?

I don't think that's normal.  I have a new X200t and the display does not wabble like that, although it's *nowhere* near as sturdy as a T-series that I have access to.

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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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I have a t440sHinges have become quite loose.Are these still covered under warrantyonly 1.5 yrs old.Being told by lenovo its not covered. 

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Hello to all,

I have a 7 yr old Sony Vaio GR370 laptop with a loose hinge. When
the laptop is open at any viewable angle, there is about 1-1.5in.
of "play" on the LCD portion of the lid. It stays up fine - it's more of an
annoyance then anything else.

Is there any way to tighten/repair/replace the hinges ?

thanks in advance !

sigr912
 

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio - Loose hinge

I'm just guessing, but I think you're missing a retaining screw that holds the hinge post in place.
Look at the back of the machine to see if there is a place for a screw that is missing.
 

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To any staff, Long story short, the hinge on my Thinkpad T61p were getting loose (it was moving back and forth) and upon a quick serach, apparently it was a known issue on these laptops. As my warranty was nearing its end, I quickly called Lenovo to have this repaired. Because I was promised that this repair is going to be finished within 5-7 business days, I decided to go ahead and send it away depite that my major requires it 24/7. I've received a box next day and I sent it away on Jan 9th, 2008. I called in today to see what's happening but this employee, who rather got really irritated that I called in, couldnt find my info for 30 mins. After finally finding my info, he mentioned that the hinge is backordered. I politely asked him when I can get the laptop back but he said it could take days.. weeks or possibly up to months.  The sole reason why I sent this laptop for a repair was because they said the turnaround repair would be fast and I believed his word. It's quite dissapointing to hear these kind of delays in repair process when I need this laptop ASAP. There are actually 2 ongoing cases regarding my laptop but none of them are being solved at the moment. The 6 cell battery, which just died a few days ago, was replaced by a 9 cell from Lenovo. I called about this issue as well and hopefully they can get this straightened out. How long does it take for a "back ordered" parts to arrive at the depot? It's really hard to imagine how the depo... Read more

Answer:T61p loose hinge on repair... back ordered.

I called IBM again but no progress.. No one seems to be taking any responsibility about this matter.Message Edited by don_lee103 on 01-14-2009 07:57 PM

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Got my X1 Carbon for a month now.And I discovered my bezel is a bit loose on the lower left corner.Created a support call with lenovo and send them some pictures. Got a call back today and they won't fix this under warranty. (I even have 3 year adp on the laptop)When I asked why; 'We have send the pictures to another department and they refused this'And when asked to get transfered to this department/someone who can tell me why they can't help me.I can make a complaint via email but that's it. Any help ?Pictures :http://tweakers.net/ext/f/3RfVIsFZPQVZfgyGSlazYkJq/full.jpghttp://tweakers.net/ext/f/6XqojdIJvb4sSS300XkWc1Dc/full.jpg The issue can be related to a keyboard replacement I had the first week. (the onsite engineer had to dismantle the whole laptop)













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Answer:[x1 carbon] loose hinge/lcd bezel - warranty denied

If the bezel is separating from the screen, it isn't the first report.  I don't understand why Support would deny service unless they are suggesting you return it.  

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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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Hello, The hinge on my HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 has been loose (or broken?) for quite some time. It caused the bottom of my laptop to split open on the side which has the power button (left side).  The laptop was not dropped or damaged in other ways, before I knew it I noticed the issue. First I noticed the screen feeling loose, but only recently I paid closer attention and saw the hinge was loose. Other than the hinge issue, the computer is in good condition and works great. I would hate to lose it because of the hinge. From reading the forum, it seems to be a very common issue with this particular type of laptop. Therefore I am wondering if anything has or can be done to help us who have encountered this issue. Thank you!

Answer:HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 loose hinge and split bottom

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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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I bought my Hp envy about 18 months ago and a few months ago the hinge started getting loose and I noticed that a few screws were missing. This was a few weeks after It had come back for repair for a bios issue and recently I noticed that the actual bottom plastic was starting to crack and eventually the plastic was sticking out and I struggled to push it back in like I usually did. Ive seen that this issue is extremely common with these laptops and most have said in the HP forums that its a design issue. So I don't want to continue using the laptop in case something major gets damaged. Ive seen in other forums that some users have had there laptops replaced but all im wanting is a quick easy fix. Thanks

Answer:Hp envy loose hinge and base loosening and cracking

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Hi, It seems that others have had this problem with a loose hinge too. My screen started fading to white (with faint vertical lines). At first I could jiggle the display and the display would correct but over time it's gotten worse. My computer runs fine otherwise, but I need to use an external monitor or I can't see anything. I'm suspecting a loose connection but can't find a good video showing how to fix this. My computer is no longer under warranty. Any advice or help pls?

Answer:HP Envy 15 loose hinge and display fading to white

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The left hinge and the plastic began to separate from eachother, and now its so bad that the fan has apparantly stopped working. Will HP fix this problem? If not, I will definitely be looking at a mac or something that wont break just from average use of a laptop.

Answer:hp envy touchsmart 15 broken hinge/broken fan

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I recently purchased the latest Yoga 900 from the Canadian Microsoft store (online).  It is the only option for a 2-in-1 in Canada that you can order with 16GB RAM + 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD.  The laptop arrived quickly and everything is working as expected.  On the centre of the wristwatch hinge there is a type of mesh that goes from front to back that covers a portion of it. The mesh is not centered properly on my unit and it slightly protrudes out of the back of the hinge.  I realise that this is a minor issue, but I'm within Microsoft's 30 day return/exchange period.  The hinge does not appear to be loose, but i've only had the laptop for 3 days now. I took some pictures to help illustrate the issue and I'm curious to see if anyone else has noticed the samething.??????

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Hi there im new to this forum! got a problem with my lenovo y530. it has a loose monitor hinge, now the monitor is very flimsy and annoys me a lot! i need to place a heavy book at the back in order to support it! the problem just started an hour ago. bought this dec 10 2008 in the vegas and now it is dec 12 2009 and im here now in the Philippines. will lenovo be considerate to help me on this problem????/ i didnt drop the unit but a few weeks ago i was able to notice that the hinge joints of the monitor were not tight anymore and tonight they gave in! i hate flimsy monitor need help here regards joseph

Answer:Y530 loose monitor hinge and US email tech service

i hope this info helps you.
 
country or region : philippines language :english telephone number : 1800-111-00724
 

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Hello HP,I am experiencing the same issue in regards to my cover not closing and catching on the left hinge and a screw rattle noise coming from inside the laptop.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you, Jose Mesmar

Answer:Envy Touchsmart 17 left hinge loose screw rattle inside

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As the title describes - a screw on my laptop has come loose and gone missing and now the bezel (the thin plastic cover surrounding the keyboard in case my use of bezel is wrong) has separated from the lower half of the casing on the upper right corner of my E145, above the kensington lock and mains input. The LCD hinge is now loose and lifts up when moved, the kensington lock housing also moves with it. This image shows the problem - that's the right side hinge, the separation can be seen at the top of the case and to the right of the kensington lock port, on the hinge itself. I haven't tampered with the screw in any way but did notice the bezel wasn't flush with the battery on this side (it is on the other hinge), so the screw has been loose for some time and finally worked its way free. I posted this thread before I realised the screw had gone but I might as well keep it up (if only to remind anyone else with this problem to check the screws ) but I have two questions: 1. In the event we're unable to find the screw, will it be possible to procure a replacement from Lenovo? When looking at the laptop from the bottom, the screw is located in the top left corner just above the rubber foot and battery release switch 1. 2. If the screw has come loose because the threading is damaged then this will need to be repaired. My laptop's warranty has not yet expired, will the warranty cover these repairs?











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Answer:Thinkpad E145 - Screw has worked its way loose, bezel has separated near hinge

Of course. Call the service center and talk with them.





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Hello,Im new in the community. I Just notice a couple of days ago my laptop as some loose Bolts and the hinge on the left side is coming Up. The laptop is woking perfectly besides that.  Its going to make 2 Years now in March that I own it, my warranty is Finished. Althought I was thiking about extend it because it just finished a couple of months ago. Any ideas how can I fix this problem? Thank You

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The left hinge on my laptop has broken, it is so bad that it actually cracked the underside of the laptop case. I have read of this happening to many HP laptops, is HP providing a fix for this?

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I tried to install the google toolbar last night and I ignored the warning that certain programs that are lying dormant on my computer may be awakened. My computer had been running tip-top until I hit ok, and now everything is going to hell.

The first thing is that I am getting the following warning when I boot-up my computer:
"The intstruction at "Ox77f5b2ab" referenced memory at "0x00000034". The memory could not be "read". Click on OK to terminate the program. Click on CANCEL to debug the program"

No matter what I do, the system shuts down and re-boots (into a never ending cycle). If I ignore it, I can operate my system, but have to move the actual warning to the side of my screen to keep it out of the way.

Second thing is that my desk top has been hijacked. I got rid of the actual web-page, but cannot restore my original desktop, and I am 99% sure that it is still a web-page that is showing, but now it is just blank.

Finally, I am attaching my Hijack-This log. I am being killed w/ pop-ups, new desk-top icons and in my task manager, there appear to be a ton of new programs.

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! I have tried shredder - it will clean things temporarily, but they come back. I have tried to remove things with both Killbox and SpySubtract, but they eventually just come back. I have tried to manually remove and/or delete the programs - same thing.

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Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Download CWShredder and run it. Click on 'I Agree' button if you agree with it. Click on 'Fix' (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you) and OK. If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here. Let it finish the scan and then hit Next and Exit.

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

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Hi all.I bought a ThinkPad X230 on summer 2013. It's been working fine so far, but some days ago I started to notice that the 'N' key was a bit loose. I pressed it, it made a 'click' sound and went back to its normal position. However the key comes easily out of its place every time I press on the upper right corner (see pics below).The key is quite easy to open when it's loose. I first thought that there would be some dirt under it causing the problem, but I noticed that one of the two small plastic pieces that hold the key in its position seemed to be broken or worn down. You can see the pictures here:http://imgur.com/a/ct1oPAt that point I realized that several other keys were affected by the same problem. None of the keys have stopped working and I can still use the keyboard normally, but I'm having the impression that this is getting worse.I don't think I'm particularly mistreating the keyboard, I had never had any similar problem with any of my previous computers. I have an old ThinkPad that is still working perfectly fine after more than 5 years of heavy usage. I was also using a T-series ThinkPad with a new style keyboard for half a year without problems.Is this a known issue of the new keyboards? Is this covered by the warranty?Thanks!













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Answer:X230: broken / loose keys

my ThinkPad X230, X230t, T430, T530, W530, T430s keyboard doesn't do this.

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The left (front) trackpad key on my T-61 broke when I tried to remove and clean under it. How can I obtain a replacement? 

Answer:Left Trackpad key broken/loose

Do you have warranty still?
 
 

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba 2410-504 P241E The 20Gb HDD is almost full and I wish to purchase another larger capacity drive to replace it.
My question is what is the maximum capacity drive and of what type of drive will this machine will support?

Note: I have the latest bios installed and the machine is running Win XP pro.

Regards

Bob

Answer:What max HDD can I use for Satellite 2410-504

Hi

Theoretically it should be possible to use a HDD up to 128GB. As far as I know the notebook has a 28bit LBA limitation and 128GB is the maximum capacity for this limitation.

So in your case I would try a HDD with 120GB. Normally it should work and if not you try it with a smaller one, 80 or 60GB for example.

I have good experience with Seagate and Western Digital HDDs but you can also buy a HDD from another manufacture. ;)

Greets

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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me whether or not first of all if a 80Gb disk will work in my 2410-404? Second, if I'll have heat problems using a 7200rpm drive in my 2410-404 and last but not least if anyone already has got one of the Hitachi 7200rpm drives working in a 2410 or anything similiar?

I'm thinking of buying a HTS721080G9AT00 as soon as they are available in germany, but I want to make sure my laptop won't go bang if I do :)).

Thanks in advance,
Alex

Answer:A new HDD for Satellite 2410-404

Hi,

normally there should be no problem, but sometimes the BIOS make problems with changing HDD to a bigger one!

In this case you should look if a newer BIOS is available at Toshiba download page!

heating can be a problem because this notebook is built for slower HDDs and is not testedwith the new faster ones!

Bye

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