The last few I repaired used parts scavenged from same model dead laptops or where I dove into the mechanical areas to see if I could make a metal splint to take the load. For glue I used 2 part epoxy systems. All of these were repaired "for the very last time." That is when the epoxy went in there was no way to take it apart every again. Since laptops that reach this point are usually many many years old we don't care about that.
For the final touch, painters tape and plastic bag to shield the screen, keyboard and where ever we don't want paint as we give the area a nice semi gloss black paint job.
The left hinge on my laptop broke and when I open the laptop it lifts the frame and keyboard open. After opening the frame open I found the hole where the screws go have broken. Is it possible to fix this? I was thinking of using hot glue but I'm not sure of that would work.