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Picture of Fix Stripped Notebook Monitor Hinge
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I came across a job here recently that required a little ingenuity. Now while I'm not one to commonly "rig" a repair, sometimes it's what the customer needs. In this case the screws that held the monitor hinges in place had all stripped out and the casings cracked. The tension caused the top to completely pop out and yanked a bunch of cords out of place. The computer would technically come on, but it was unusable.

The correct way to fix this problem really would be to order a new case, or shop the internet for a non working notebook of the same model and switch the cases out. however not everyone has the money to do this, or is really worried about the job being nice and neat when they are done. In this case it was a school laptop that needed to be fixed ASAP, and the customer didn't really have money to invest in a new case or spare parts. So I proposed a cheaper solution that would work just as well and cost pennies on the dollar. The only down side is a few cosmetic changes. 

For this project you will need. 
1. (6) #4-40 x 3/4" bolts with nuts. 
2. Screwdriver
3. Power drill with a 1/16 bit
4. Needlepoint Pliers
 
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very resourceful! how did it get stripped in the first place?
x8xid (author)  amandaghassaei1 year ago
Well the owner said they didn't do it, but it looked like maybe the laptop had been dropped or maybe the lid was opened to far and the housings cracked from stress.