A damaged or broken laptop hinge can be a real pain. Not only is it unsightly, but it can also make using your laptop a real hassle. If you’re in this situation, you may be wondering if there’s anything that can be done to repair the damage.
The good news is that, in most cases, laptop hinges can be repaired. However, the bad news is that it’s not always a simple fix. In some cases, you may need to replace the entire hinge assembly.
If you’re not comfortable performing the repair yourself, you can always take your laptop to a computer repair shop. They should be able to fix the problem for you.
Do not try to repair the laptop hinge if you don’t have any experience opening and closing a laptop. The risk of breaking plastic clips is high, which will make it impossible to close the lid afterward. If you decide to take a crack at it, check out this awesome video tutorial: How To Repair A Laptop Hinge.
Check the type of hinge you have:
There are many different types of hinges, and each one is designed for a specific purpose. If you’re not sure what type of hinge you have, take a look at the manufacturer’s website or ask a hardware store employee for help.
Inspect the hinge for damage:
If the hinge is bent, cracked, or otherwise damaged, it will need to be replaced. However, if the damage is minor, you may be able to repair it with a hammer or other tool.
Clean the hinge:
Over time, hinges can become dirty and dusty. This can make them harder to open and close. Use a soft cloth to dust off the hinge, and then use mild soap and water to clean it.
Lubricate the hinge.
If the hinge is stiff, you may need to lubricate it. Use a small amount of WD-40 or other lubricants on the hinge.
Adjust the hinge:
If the door is not closing properly, you may need to adjust the hinge. Loosen the screws that hold the hinge in place, and then tap the hinge until it is in the correct position.
Replace the hinge:
If the hinge is damaged beyond repair, you will need to replace it.
Install a new hinge:
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the new hinge. Make sure that the hinge is installed correctly, or the door will not close properly.
Test the hinge:
Once you have replaced or repaired the hinge, test it out to make sure it is working properly. Open and close the door a few times to make sure that the hinge is functioning correctly.
What is the cost of a hinge repair?
We work with a large network of trusted suppliers and technicians to get you the best price on laptop component replacement.
The final price will vary depending on what exactly needs to be replaced (display assembly, palm rest, LCD hinges, motherboard, etc). If you want to learn more about costs for particular parts and labor, check out the “Cost page” on this website.
Of course, the best way to avoid having to pay for a repair is to take care of your laptop and avoid damaging the hinges in the first place.
What do repairs include?
The main advantage of getting your laptop hinge repaired is that it will save you money as opposed to buying a new laptop (even used).
Laptop component replacement does not include disassembly and reassembly of the entire device; however, we will take care of removing the broken parts and installing the replacement, so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Most repairs will include some combination of the following:
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If you’re unsure of the extent of the damage or what exactly needs to be done, it’s always best to consult with a professional roofing contractor. They will be able to assess the damage and give you a better idea of what repairs are needed.
Is it possible to repair a broken laptop hinge?
That depends on the circumstances and the actual damage to the laptop hinge. We recommend that you send us a photo so we can provide you with a free diagnosis and estimated repair price.
It’s not recommended to attempt making repairs on your own as it is very easy to break plastic parts during disassembly which will make the lid close uneven or squeaky. If you break clips or plastic parts, the entire component needs to be replaced which will cost more than the value of your laptop.
If you want to make sure that it’s worth repairing your laptop hinge (before sending the device) we offer free diagnostics for all repairs. Our technicians inspect broken or malfunctioning parts and let you know if the entire component needs replacement or if the damage is minor.
How long does it take to repair a laptop hinge?
It takes a couple of days up to 1 week (depending on the availability of parts and work schedule). After receiving your device, we will inspect broken components and let you know the estimated price to fix your laptop hinge. If everything looks good and you confirm the order, we will proceed with repairing your laptop hinge.
In some cases, both hinges need to be replaced in which case it may take up to two weeks or even more if we do not have replacement parts in stock. We will let you know in advance before starting any work on your device.
Will my laptop be fixed correctly?
If you take your laptop to a reputable repair shop, then there’s a good chance that it will be fixed correctly.
However, it’s always possible that something could go wrong during the repair process, which could result in your laptop not working properly when you get it back. If this happens, you may need to take it back to the shop to have them fix the problem.
What if my laptop hinge after repair still does not open/close properly?
If the hinge on your laptop is still not opening and closing properly after you’ve attempted to repair it, there are a few things you can try.
First, check to see if the screws are tightened properly. If they are loose, tighten them with a screwdriver.
If the screws are tight but the hinge is still not functioning properly, you may need to replace the hinge. Hinges are typically easy to find and replace – you can either purchase a new one from the manufacturer or from a third-party retailer.
Finally, if the hinge is still not working after you’ve tried all of these things, you may need to take your laptop to a computer repair shop.
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