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Picture of Repair broken hinges of a laptop screen.
Imagine that - a beautifull day, you are sitting comfortaby on the couch, you are opening the laptop lid aaand one of the hinges cracks... What a disaster you think, you have to pay outrageous cost for repair in the laptop service shop... Buuut there is a quick fix for the problem, all you need is a screwdriver and 1 hour of your time. :)
 
Dissasemble the laptop. Locate the broken insert for the metal bushing which holds the hinge and remove it. Drill a small hole in the center of the cracked plastic insert.
 
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Step 1: Metal bushings

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This is the metal bushing which is placed into insert on the plastic case of the laptop. It is almost impossible to glue it, because some laptop manufacturers use special plastic for the laptop case, a plastic which does not stick with most glues, also there are a lot of tension in the place where the insert is located and after several times you close and open the laptop lid, the hinge base will crack again. Notice that this little thingy have thread from end to end.

Step 2: Drill holes and refit bushings

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Put the metal bushing back to its place and screw it with a small nut from the bottom side of the laptop. I recomend using apropriate washer because if the nut have small heat it might go right trough the hole.

Step 3: Assembling the case

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Now screw the hinges on the repaired metal bushings, assemble the laptop and you are done! Voala! Now you saved a lot from expesnive laptop body cases and repair fees! 
Tuong-HuyN11 months ago

Good idea.

My laptop (Lenovo E320) happened to have the same problem (broken plastic support for the metal bushings) and thanks to this tutorial I fixed it.

Not doing exactly what was said, since it depends a lot of the specs of the laptop but it gave me the overall picture.

i have a similar problem. neglecting a lost screw my plastic support for the hinge broke due to regular tension on it. did you use any glue like araldite or something.also where exactly did you drill the hole since my bushing's insert has to have a hole right next to the keyboard is that advisable.BTW my plastic peice completely broke and came off thats why i ask if you used any glue

Some of the plastic pieces around the metal bushings were also broken, I did not use any glue to try to repair it.

What you really need are only the metal bushings (and not the plastic casings around) because it creates the necessary "spacing" from the bottom of your laptop.

As for where to drill, just drill at the bottom of where there are the bushings. For your keyboard, in my opinion there is no risk whatsoever, you only drill through the plastic at bottom of your laptop... But I can't say because I'm not looking at your laptop.

MishkaB5 months ago

Okay mine is really bad. Both hinges are broken. at first it wouldn't close. because of the left hinge. Then the second one had a problem too, then the next thing I know, my screen is now not connected to the keyboard. The hinges are stuck. and I need to put my screen back on. Help please!

domi.truesdale10 months ago

How do i get the metal Brushing off what tool would i need?

abdul_1111 year ago

I have a Toshiba satellite 1660 148 & one side of my screen the hinge is broken and some metal thing sticks out anyone know how to fix that?