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Laptop Case Repair

by connerg71 / July 3, 2013 7:47 AM PDT

The plastic around the hinges of my laptop has cracked. Does anybody have any good ideas on repairing it? Right now I can't open or close the monitor and it can't support itself.

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There aren't any
by Jimmy Greystone / July 3, 2013 8:49 AM PDT
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There aren't any really. You have to replace the entire housing which is almost always a giant PITA involving removing the display panel and then rerouting all the cables once you get the new one. This is a very significant and involved repair, so if you don't consider yourself very good at this kind of thing, don't even attempt to undertake it.

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Use your talents
by Willy / July 3, 2013 10:02 PM PDT
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Other than an actual OEM "replacement part(s)" will be the proper fix for what you request. On the other hand, you can use your inherent life skills and come-up with something that can make it work. It may not look pretty or become "your laptop" once and for all, but it will do what you want it to do, provided the repair took. I suggest you look at epoxy and plastic odds and ends if you go that route.

tada -----Willy Happy

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