In this Instructable, I will show you how to repair hinges on a Laptop, where the brass inserts has broken from the bottom case.
Plastic wedge or Guitar pick
stirring stick ( I used a piece of old credit card)
Stirring pad ( I used sticky note pad)
Pen ( to keep notes on screw locations)
Step 1: Removing Screws
First take Laptop battery out and set aside. Then start to remove the screws, try to remember there location or keep good notes. I am going to show how to take this Acer Laptop apart, yours might be different.
Step 2: Removed the Keyboard and Wires Under It
Now removed the keyboard and screws, wires underneath it. Be gentle with the wires.
Step 3: Hinge Good, But Bottom Case Bad
Note in these pictures that the Hinge is in good shape, but the brass inserts has pulled out of the bottom case
Step 4: JB Weld Time
Mix equal parts of JB Weld on sticky note and stir until it turns grey in color.
Step 5: Apply JB Weld
Apply mixed JB Weld in holes and insert the brass inserts with the screws still in, into the holes. Now use your clamp to hold the parts together. Let dry overnight
Step 6: Now Reassemble Laptop
After letting JB Weld set overnight, now you can reassemble Laptop
Step 7: Hinge Problem Fixed
Note in the Pictures I have put before and after photos of Hinge problem.
I hope this instructable can help somebody
Note this might not fix all Laptops, but I have been using JB Weld for years and it has done wonders.