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

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

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













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Answer:Left hinge of my SL400 laptop has broken

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

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Hello,I bought this laptop off of acerrecertified and have been using for school for the past 2 months. What I just noticed after i pulled it out of my bag,First, the lower plastic frame is cracking and falling apart, and second the aluminum screen frame has separated. I tried to push the screen back together but it wouldn't clip back on. What should i do? is this product under warranty? I'm afraid if i send it in to get repaired, it will just break again because of poor engineering, and i have read this problem is common across acer's laptops. 

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm having the same problem as others with my HP envy 17. The left hindge has broken without any drops or setting it down to hard.

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I've seen some similar posts for slightly older laptops, but I've got a hinge issue with my g7 2240us, bought in December 2014. The left hinge seems to have come loose, and a tab with a screw that is part of the hinge now pushes up on the casing of the laptop about half an inch high.  Not to mention the laptop will not fully close.  Any suggestions?

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I purchased a HP Pavillion G7-2246NR Laptop with a 17.3 inch screen from Office Depot on Nov. 26, 2012.
 
The computer worked great until about a month ago when the left hinge seemed to be coming loose.  All I use this computer for is to surf the net at night while we watch TV so it rarely gets used.
 
Now the hinge has completely came out of the case and it has apparently  caused damage to the power button.  The computer will not power up at all.
 
I certainly believe this computer that I rarely use should have lasted more than a year and a half.  Is there a recall or some sort of free repair for these clearly defective units?
 
Please contact me for a solution,
 Sybil [Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums. I am sorry to inform you that your post has needed some editing to remove personal information.]

Answer:Broken Left hinge on HP Pavillion G7-2246NR 17.3 screen

Hello @SFKervin , Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand the hinge has broken on your notebook and it no longer turns on. It's possible that the chassis has separated preventing the power button from making contact with the power button board below. The simplest solution would be to replace the hinge. You can find detailed instructions on how to replace the hinge here: HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide on page 57. You can order a replacement display hinge kit by searching the part number 682746-001 and the display hinge covers with part number 682747-001 (if needed) online from many retailers like Amazon, eBay, or the HP Part Surfer web store. Regarding any recalls you can see a list of active recalls for HP on the following website: Replacement programs and product recalls. Hopefully this helps!

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I had purchased this laptop, HP Envy M6-1090ee in August 2012. Soon after my warranty expired, the left hinge of the laptop started cracked and the screen frame too were affected because of this. Since I had to move between countries for short periods, I couldn't do anything about it. Until June 2014, when I contacted the HP service centre. After quite a few discussions regarding this issue, they decide to repair it for me. The repair was done and the machine didn't have any issue for a year. After which the same issue started cropping up. I have a HP case ID no. for the last service, that was given for the last repair. Any assistance regarding this will be highly appreciated and of a great help. Thank youAlex Robert

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In 2012 my mother and I both purchased the HP Pavillion g7 17.3 in screen laptops at different times. She purchased hers from Office Depot and I purchased mine from Walmart. About 2 months ago her laptop stopped closing properly and we noticed that the left hinge had dislodged from its intended position. A few weeks later her screen started to go out as well. We replaced the top cover and fixed the hinge but the screen is still unresponsive.  Two days ago, I noticed that my laptop started having the same problem and I find it very odd that both computers purchased from different locations and same "Pavillion g7" have the same casing malfunction. I have done a lot of research on this issue and there have been quite a few people with the same issue with their computers. Why has there not been a recall on this issue or at least HP should offer customers replacement parts for the known problem. I am very disappointed because I have always had HP laptops and printers but if the quality of these products are like this now, I may have to switch to a different brand. I hope someone can figure out what is going on and help with this situation.  Thanks

Answer:Broken Left hinge on two HP Pavillion G7 17.3 screen laptops

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Same porblem as all the others. The bottom left corner of the case has broken off leaving the hinge intact and hanging.  I see this is an HP QC issue as there are thousands of complaints yet few good resolutions posted..,

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

Answer:Acer laptop 3.5 years old broken left hinge issue

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

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











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

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

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

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Hi there, I have been reading many posts on this forum, and apparently I am not the only one with this problem: My HP Envy 6-1010sa left hinge has decided to go askew and it's making the left bottom edge of my screen to spit, as I open/close the screen. I have not read about any solutionsfrom HP on my fellow-commentators, so I'm not sure what to do. As everyone else, my warranty has just expired, the laptop is only approx. 1.5 years old. The laptop works totally fine, and the screen is fine too and normally I am really happy with this laptop! But I am really worried now, I don't want the screen to get damaged even more! Can anyone, from HP please, tell me how to fix this? The hinge is not broken I think, it just seems out of position and I cant get it back in position and it's pulling the screen apart. I'm based in Amsterdam, is there a HP repair department in Amsterdam where I can go to? It seems like such an easy thing to repair, I just want a professional to look at it and I can't afford a whole new screen/whole new laptop! Many thanks for you help in advance! Here is an image that someone else posted, mine looks exactly the same! (how odd) Thanks, Susanne 

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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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Hello, I have a 2013-2014 , can't remember the exact year without going and pulling the receipt. However, over the last year I have been having a bunch of issues with the hinge holding the screen to the computer. I took it to a shop and when they took it apart they said the hinge is busted inside and I would need to replace the screen. I am wondering if I can just buy a hinge and replace that??  Thank you! 

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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.

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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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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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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: 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, 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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: broken left hinge

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

Answer:broken left hinge

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

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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

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 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.

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The hinges on my cousin's HP Pavilion ZV 6000 laptop have been broken and cracked for awhile. (One is broken, the other is cracked.) A few minutes ago he powered on the laptop only to find that the screen is completely black.

We're figuring that there must be a connection between the damaged hinges and the black screen.

We would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who has an idea as to exactly what the problem is and how to go about fixing it.

Thank you.
 

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Hello, I have a problem with the left hinge on my HP Envy 17 Quad Edition Laptop. At some point the casing around the hinge started breaking up causing litle bits of plastic to rattle around inside the laptop. This caused the fan to stop working resulting in 90B errors on startup. The lid is now stuck in the open position and cannot be closed without further damanging the laptop.  This laptop is over 3 years old and out of warranty, but otherwise in great condition.  I would simply like to get the casing repaired. Can HP help me with this? 

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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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M7 laptop has a broken hinge on the left side.  Can someone contact me for repairs (estimated costs).  The latop is 3 years old and I know I'll have to pay.  Just curious as to the pricing.  Thank you!  TD

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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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My left hinge is broken I am guessing by reading other complaints? I have had this laptop for a little over a year and have never mishandled it in and kind of way. Now it will not turn on because it is saying problems with the fan because everytime I open it the bottom pops off. I tried to email HP but they would not reply because my warranty was up August 15th. I was wondering how much it would cost for HP to fix it? Or the Geek Squad with Best Buy? I need it fixed as soon as possible! It is my school laptop.

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Hello.

I have an Asus X56TA laptop. It worked like a charm until yesterday, when suddenly, without any warnings, my left hinge just broke off when I was closing the screen.

It seems that the hinge just got _completely_ stuck. Really, like it was made of solid concrete. So when the screen worked as a lever, it easily broke off.

To illustrate my problem, here are some pictures:


Anyone has any tips what to do with this? Is there any chance of making the hinge work again? If yes, I thought of using some very powerful glue to "repair" the hinge. The plastic cover is 100% OK, so I only need some usability

I also found a brand new hinge for my notebook model on eBay. Is it possible to remove the broken hinge and install the new one?

Thanks in advance for all the tips.
 

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Just like everyone else the left hinge of my laptop is broken and seperated from the casing and my laptop has never been dropped or broken.  Based on all the messages this appears to be a design flaw,  I would very much appreciate a call back from support regarding this issue.  Thanks.

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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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I have the same problem documented in the thread: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Pavilion-g6-Broken-Left-Hinge/t... There isn't an option to post a reply to that thread. The left hinge of my Pavillion G6 broke like quite a number of other G6s.  When opening the laptop, the display works in some positions.  In other positions, the display is completely white.  The laptop top and bottom separate a bit while opening the laptop. Was there a recall for this problem as there are quite a number of incidences of the left hinge breaking under normal usage? 

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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?

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The left hinge of my Envy 15 has broken for no obvious reason.  It started about a week ago and is getting worse. The case near the hinge is now opening up and today a screw fell out.  It's no longer under warranty, but it looks like this is a common problem.  Can I get this fixed through HP?  

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I've had my envy 17 for 3 years all went well until yesterday when the hinge broke. I see it's a common problem can anybody from hp help please?

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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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Hello. The left hinge of my laptop was broken after less than 100 open / close cycles. Service center says it's not a warranty issue, but if judge by google search it is a design flaw, because every next user has the same problem. Please advise where should I sent a complaint?

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Hello.

I have an Asus X56TA laptop. It worked like a charm until yesterday, when suddenly, without any warnings, my left hinge just broke off when I was closing the screen.

It seems that the hinge just got _completely_ stuck. Really, like it was made of solid concrete. So when the screen worked as a lever, it easily broke off.

To illustrate my problem, here are some pictures:


Anyone has any tips what to do with this? Is there any chance of making the hinge work again? If yes, I thought of using some very powerful glue to "repair" the hinge. The plastic cover is 100% OK, so I only need some usability

I also found a brand new hinge for my notebook model on eBay. Is it possible to remove the broken hinge and install the new one?

Thanks in advance for all the tips.
 

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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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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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I purchased a HP Envy TS 15 notebook in December 2014 and so far it works fine but no longer under warranty.  However, the left hinge of the laptop is broken which leaves the top left corner of the plastic cover with a slanted appearance against the screen.  Also I noticed from previous posts that there is a flaw with the hinges with some of the HP Envy laptops.  Now, what can be done to fix the broken hinge?  Thanks for your assistance.

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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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My laptop is out of warranty, but the left hinge is broken.  Is there any chance I can get HP to fix this?  It's frustrating. Thanks!!

Answer:HP Envy Broken Left HInge

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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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I purchased my HP Envy TS 17 Notebook from Costco and now the left hinge is broken. I have used it exclusively for school and have taken very good care of it; however, now, I am unable to close it. The left hinge hangs and the case is popping apart. So far, I had been very happy with the laptop, but this definitely a problem. I paid nearly $ 1,000 for this computer. At the time of purchase, I was completely unaware of the previous hinge problems in HP laptops.  Please help!!

Answer:Envy TS 17 Broken Left Hinge

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I bought my SL500 2 years ago. It has been working fine, been in quite light use. Now last week it's left hinge just snaped broken while I was opening the lid. I see this is a very common problem.Has anyone had any luck with Lenovo to get it repaired? It surely sounds like a material or poor engineering problem. I guess it was not as robust and sturdy as advertised

Answer:SL500 Left Hinge Broken

You should be able to find a new one online for cheap, and the maintenance manual is on the support site. The SL series are not real ThinkPads, they're the low end consumer model.

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I got a Lenovo SL500 almost 2 years ago now and the left hinge on it just broke. Right now I'm typing this on a slightly sideways monitor . This thing never even leaves my desk, I googled it and found that a few other people have experienced broken left hinges. Looks like a design flaw.
 
Link to picture
 
Is there anything I can do to get this fixed?
 
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Also, I just saw that a bunch of other people have this same problem even on this forum...
 
 
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Answer:SL500 Left Hinge Broken

hii also own a sl500 and got the left hinge broken. although not as bad as your sl500....what i did was to order a set of hinges from ebay and then when it arrived i replaced the broken one with the new one.and like u said it seems to be a flaw in the design so if your sl500 is not in guaranatee then u cant do anything else but get a new hinge and replace it.good luck

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I also have a left hinge issue with my Envy.  I've been looking around on-line, and it seems like this is a notorious problem.  Mine is barely over two years old, and hardly ever used.  Never been dropped or mis-handled.  Will HP fix it, or reimburse me to have it fixed?Thanks

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Hello can you please help me with resolving my broken left hinge problem. Also this has made my fan stop working. 

Answer:HP ENVY 17 LEFT BROKEN HINGE

@SteveKerr

 

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[ Model : Lenovo L412 ]My Laptop's left Hinge has been broken.. I know its common problem in this series.. Just Wanted to know what price it would take to repair it in INR.. And If I can get this fixed up in Kolkata, India. Thank You..













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Answer:L412 Left Hinge Broken

Hello sin2akshay and welcome to community,
 
You need to contact the support center to get the detail of service center then visit to them and get this fix.
Country or RegionLanguageTelephone numberHours of operation

India
English
1800-425-2666or1800-102-3692Email: [email protected]
9 AM - 6 PMMonday - FridayExcept Holidays

 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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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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Hey- the left hinge on my laptop broke. its kinda like snapped apart? i cant close the laptop itself as the casing on the laptop screen itself will move with it otherwise- its never been dropped before and literarly just happend as i moved the screen slghtly downwards. how much is this gonna cost to fix? im a student and poor as hell at the moment- so it the type i can do a bodge job myself or will i mess it up if i were to? not perticurely tech/ diy savvy either. Many thanks,Bexxiem

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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

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The left hinge has broken on my laptop and it is pullign the plastic around the screen off, does anyone know how to fix as i am out of warantee?

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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

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My left hinge has broken and is slowly pulling the computer apart everytime I open it.  Small peices of plastice are breaking off as a result.  This computer has been treated very well and has never been dropped.  I read that this is a common problem.  How do I go about getting it fixed?

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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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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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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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I also have a broken left hinge on my HP Pavilion 17.3 which I purchased a little over 3 year ago. I had it fixed 2013 and it seemed ok, but now it cracks again on the xact same place.Now the screen went white again :-( Based on all the other similar problems, this should be fixed by HP in my opinion. 











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Answer:Also broken Pavilion G7 left hinge

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This is in response to the 2014 post, "HP Envy 17" Left Hinge and Casing," and I'm posting here b/c I'm not able to reply in that thread (maybe HP got tired of hearing about it?). I am having the exact same issue but with my HP Envy 15.6". I purchased it 13 months and 3 days ago. Up until this point, I've loved it. It's been an excellent machine. That is until this morning. The left hinge completely broke and the plastic piece detached. When I close the laptop I can place it back on, but when I open it up it pops off again and makes popping noises. I want to note that I have taken good care of it, gentle care (in fact I haven't opened and closed it very much, no reason the hinges would be worn after only a year), and basic, routine usage. I don't know what to do. I'm concerned that this will only get worse over time and am worried of the potential internal damage this could cause. I've read all of the threads, the many, countless customers who have the same issue. It really calls into question HP's brand and the quality of their products. I assume my warranty is expired. And it's very suspicious that this happened just at the year mark, about a month after my warranty expired. This seems to have been a known problem since 2014 (almost 3 years!) with no solutions for customers. The only option I've seen is a repair at around $150-300, which I think is outlandish to pay and insulting to customers. This is not average "wear and tear." This is clearly a design flaw... Read more

Answer:HP Envy 15.6" Left Hinge Broken

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The left hinge casing on my laptop came off and was lost, and the black, plastic case for the screen is cracked and seperates from the screen when closing and opening the laptop. If there is a fix, I need it to be done quickly (I will pay for expedited shipping). I'm not sure if I have a warrantee on the laptop, it was a gift. The laptop is an envy m6. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Cracked screen case and broken hinge on HP envy m6 laptop

Hi @Amonsta5  I just sent you a private message. If you are not sure how to check your forum messages,  this post has instructions.

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I have a cacked screen case and broken hinge on HP envy m6 laptop. The left side of the screen case and the hinge are broken. It first started of with the hinge then that caused  the screen case to crack. I need this repaired. Please help!!!!  Thanks! 

Answer:Cracked screen case and broken hinge on HP envy m6 laptop

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I bought my envy j115tx 15" touchsmart end of Aug 2014 . Its nearly 4 months old and recently the left hinge on my laptop has dropped out of position and has pushed the back casing of the laptop out, disrupting one of the fans.It has not been dropped. I noticed it had become creeky when opening the lid of the laptop, I can see the back casing popping out when opening the the lid and the Kensington lock is out of alignment (as it pops down with the back casing) Been using HP servers at work and recomended but this is my first HP product for personal use and the hinge design seems to be a serious flaw here. Need a solution guys... have read similar posts about same issue..whats going on?

Answer:HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook Broken left hinge

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In the last few weeks (maybe 2 months) I've been noticing that the left hinge was acting like it was loose and was making a little bit of noise when moving the lid. Because my notebook was aready about half a year old I thought it was because of the normal wear.But this morning I've noticed a small gap next to the hinge and the hinge was acting like it was missing one screw. Because I was at work all day I continued to use the notebook for another few hours without the situation getting worse.Now, that I got home and I had time to check things better I got a screwdriver and tried to make my way in to fix what I thought was a loose screw but... things are worse.Now I don't know that to do. Would Lenovo service replace the chassis? I know it might look like I misstreated my notebook but it's not the case.I'm even more worried because a few months ago I stepped on the cord, broke a piece of plastic that was holding the plug and glued it back (anfter I took the notebook apart). I know that back then was my fault and didn't expected to get it repaired but now...If anyone can give me some help, a hint on what to do, please help me!Thanks in advance!

Answer:SL500 broken chassis next to left hinge

you would need to seek the advice of the Lenovo warranty department in the country that you are in, they will decide whether the problem is under warranty or not, or whether this problem is user caused. But SL chassis is known to have problems at the hinge point, and i have seen a couple of failures at that point in the SL400 and SL500. 

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I bought HP over Acer, Lenovo and Asus because i believed that the one thing that HP offers each time, is exquisite build quality. However, today I was met with a nasty surprise. The left hinge (one near the power button) has seemingly come undone, as if on its own.  Surprised as I was, I contacted technical support. Surprise Surprise, my warranty information is wrong. Ive lost out on half an years warranty services.  FLASH BACK: DUBAI - Notebook bought on the 3rd of Feb, 13 - High hopes.SKIP TO PRESENT: INDIA - Broken hinge and warranty lost. So I took a deep breath, and opened up the trusty HPSA again, informing the specialist about my "mistaken date of purchase" (note, I am in India at the time). I am informed by the technician that i have to "contact the HP tech assistance in UAE to rectify the issue." STRIKE ONE. So, everyone knows how "good" the waranty services in India are. I remember having an old all in one HP printer. The printer malfunctioned, so we took it to the closest "Authorised" HP service centre. The first day we went, we werent given any "service". The next day we went, they claimed NOTHING under the warranty covers it. They could be right, but oh well, we paid for rectification. So now I'm feeling like its going to be a repeat of the last time. And its funny, since I have found A LOT of people with the same problem. I dont want to rubbish the customer support, BECAUSE I HAVE S... Read more

Answer:HP ENVY 6 1090ee - Broken Left hinge

Hey anand602,  I'm very sorry to hear that you're having this issue. I have forwarded your case to the proper department. You should hear from someone via private message in the next 24-48 hours.  To check your private message, login to the HP forum. There will be an envelope in the top right corner next to your username.  

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My Envy 17 has the broken left hinge. I would like to find a replacement pair to swap them out. Also, because this appears to be a long time issue with the HP notebooks, what is HP doing about this? 

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I know this is a common issue, but the chassis on my SL500 broke 3 days after the warranty expired. Needless to say, Lenovo won't help me with crap. The chassis itself is broken, so a new hinge will not help. The screen is now flickering with the slightest movement and I cannot take the computer anywhere.  I am a college student and basically have spent $1600 on a worthless computer that I can no longer use for what I need to. EDIT: I am looking for help in any way possible since Lemovo is refusing to. The moderator removed the comment I made inquiring about any sort of class-action case. Must be a touchy subject with all these computers breaking... Moderator note; comment removed which didn't conform to the forum rules

Answer:SL500 Chassis Broken at Left Hinge

Is there any sort of fix to secure the chassis at the hinge and fix the display connection that I can do without shipping it to Lenovo and paying out the rear for support? I'm starting to think that I should have bought the bloody Mac... 

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Hi, i have my left hinge broken. it all of a sudden started geting harder to open the laptop and in 2-3 days when i pused the screen upwords its jut broke. i would liek to know how i can get this repaired. i also noticed that the left side of the laptop is heating up so badly. I have checked the warranty and it has expired. please let me know how i can get this repaired. I HAVE PURCHASED THIS ITEM ON 23/03/2013 WITH 1 YR WARRANTY BUT THE WARRANTY CHECK SHOWS THAT THE WARRANTY HAS EXPIRED ON JULY 2013.     

Answer:HP ENVY 6 1090ee - Broken Left hinge

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

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My laptop is out of warranty, but the left hinge is broken.  Is there any chance I can get HP to fix this?  It's frustrating. Thanks!!

Answer:HP Envy J0G76AV Broken Left HInge

@69RoadRunner

 

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).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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HP Envy 17 Touchsmart left hinge broken

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Bought my expensive laptop in 2014 and just over a year the left hinge started breaking. Its a sparingly used laptop and now seems to pull away at the bottom panel if I try to open or close the display . The left hinge is prying the bottom panel.I am worried the laptop will break if I try using it anymore. Never been dropped and was taken good care of.Did not expect HP to give way so easily when other laptops much cheaper dont have this basic hinge issue. At this point I am terribly disappointed with HP but need to get it fixed. Please help.

Answer:Broken left Hinge on HP Envy 15t Quad

@bc422

 

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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Hi, I have HP Envy Touchsmart 15" laptop. From last few days, I ma facing the problem of broken left hinge. I have gone through several HP forum post and it seems to be manufacturing defect. Every HP Envy user is facing the problem after an year. Please help me in fixing the issue asap as it is impacting my work.. Thanks in advance. RegardsPuneet

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I have one Thinkpad t500, I loved it but this is the second time this left part (hinge and magnesium frame) is broken.. Is any kind of maintenance or product that give more "life" to this parts..? What would you recommend?

Answer:Left hinge and magnesium frame broken again

Could you provide a photo or more detail? In what way is it broken?

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I've got a HP Envy 17 J171sa touchsmart laptop. It is just 2 months out of the the 2 year warranty and now the left hinge is making a cracking noise when opening and pushes the bottom of the casing open. This laptop has already had to go back under warranty twice, once when it was 2 months old for a new motherboard and then 5 months ago a white spot appeared on the bottom left side of the screen and had to have a replacement screen, now this. I expected better quality from HP especially when it was nearly 1,000 to purchase the laptop. I've looked after this laptop and been very careful with it, only opened and closed once a day and would not expect this to happen. Very disappointed.

Answer:HP Envy 17 - J171sa left hinge broken

@Slinkysilver

 

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).
 
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Had to take apart my laptop last night. Found the left hinge had broken away from the plastic. Found a number of threads about this exact topic. Would have replied to one of those but it appears they are closed. Need to know where to get a replacement part. If this is the wrong forum please move to the correct one. 

Answer:HP Envy Touchsmart 17" Broken Left Hinge

@KickingWing

  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). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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