How to Fix Broken Laptop Hinge

Intro: How to Fix Broken Laptop Hinge

Hello guys!!

I will show you “HOW TO FIX BROKEN LAPTOP HINGE”

In this case, It happened on a TOSHIBA C800 laptop where the hinge are pretty bad damaged, the casing has cracked and the part where the hinge sit starting to loose.

As you can see this is the condition before i fix it, the base & bottom case are badly damaged till the jack power comes up looks like on the photo.

And now i will show you how to fix broken laptop hinge step by step.

First thing first, prepare the tool. You will need..

  • Tweezers
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Cutter Knife
  • Old Case
  • Strong Glue (i’m using Korean brand G Glue)
  • Baking Soda

Step 1: We Need to Disassemble the Laptop

We need to disassemble the laptop,
and make sure you remove the laptop battery first before you continue to disassemble your laptop completely. Put all of the parts on a one place.

*For example, i’m putting all of the part on a one container. So i won’t miss placed any parts.

Then, take off all of the parts until you find the part that will be repaired. That is the hinge..

As you can see the broken hinge as shown on the photo. The yellow/gold thing is where the hinge screws stands and the one is the part where the laptop hinge sit in the bottom casing.

Step 2: Position the Brass and Screws on It's Base

There are some things you must pay attention to

  1. The position of the screws holder (brass) must be straight as shown
  2. Place the screw on the brass, to prevent the baking soda and glue covering the hole
  3. Placing the screw on the brass is to make it easier to hold with tweezers
  4. Do it carefully and adjust the brass to it’s base before the gluing process

Step 3: Let’s Began to Sprinkle the Baking Soda Around the Brass

Sprinkle the baking soda around the brass little by little and periodically followed by glue until the powder mound and glue are formed just like on the photos.

Wait up to 1 hour until it dries and hardens.

Step 4: Take Off the Screws

After the glue are hardens, take off the screws from the brass.
See? This is why i told you to put the screws on it’s place, to prevent the glue from covering the brass.

Step 5: Trim the Surface

Next we need to trim the surface so that it is evenly aligned and can be placed by its hinges

We gonna use Cutter Knife to trim the surface, level the height with the brass installed. Once again make sure it’s evenly aligned. Because, it can affect when we reassemble the case later.

Step 6: Loosen the Hinge a Bit

After it looks neat, start to reassemble the laptop hinge carefully according to the instructions

And there’s one more thing you need to do

You must be loosen the hinge a bit, just a bit. To make it lighter on the hinge,

You can use Pliers for this process.

Step 7: Finally!

After the hinge is perfectly attached to it's base and it works fine, then it's time to rebuild the laptop

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    kpataska

    16 days ago

    I rather doubt this will hold up in normal, day to day use. This comes from someone who was working on the first notebooks from ZDS in the early to mid '90s.

    Super Glue is too brittle and will break after the repeated stress of opening and closing numerous times per day. Hell - I've had two-part epoxy crack when heavily applied as is described.

    Better off purchasing a used lower cabinet piece on your favorite site!

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    Thorondor95

    19 days ago

    I wish my parents saw this before they threw away their old laptop. Not that I miss it, though. It had a Celeron and weighed more than my baby sister.

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    Thank for sharing. I actually have to repair the hinge on my old laptop.