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How to fix laptop hinge?

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.

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Hot Glue isn't stiff enough.

In reply to: How to fix laptop hinge?

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.

Post was last edited on December 23, 2018 9:27 AM PST

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So epoxy is strong enough to hold it together? I'm not sure what you mean by using painters tape and a plastic bag. Do I use these to shield parts I don't want to get the epoxy on?

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For me, painters tape is "the magic."

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It lets me keep the epoxy where I what it and maybe shape it just so. Later when I've sanded the area down I use painters tape and plastic to shield the laptop keyboard, LCD and what else as I get out the dull finish black spray to give it that nice finished look. When you're done, it doesn't look like it was in a train wreck.

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