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Help - broken parts Answered

I have a unibody macbook which I have recently broken and would be grateful for your help/advice.

I dropped my macbook on the floor. As a result a piece of metal (I think it is aluminium but this is a guess) snapped off the screen (internally). This piece of metal was the piece that the hinge screwed into, connecting the screen and the keyboard and allowed the laptop to close.

I have attempted to glue this piece back on with various strong adhesives but these have not been strong enough due to it being hinge. I am writing to ask if you think that a form of welding may be a possible solution.
The piece is 1.75cm in length and about 3mm across. As you can see from the photos there are three holes which will hold the screws securing the hinge to the computer's base. The piece is attached to the laptop's screen. I have attached two professional photos which I hope show how the piece fits into the overall mechanism.

Your input would be most appreciated. 

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RedneckEngineer

8 years ago

You might be better off covering the whole thing in JB weld epoxy than trying to weld aluminium.

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apa261RedneckEngineer

Reply 8 years ago

Hi

I've tried that but because it is the fixing point for a hinge the stress is too much abs it just breaks.

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apa261

8 years ago

Photo attached to help.

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