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Changing display hinges on an Acer Travelmate 4152

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A few weeks ago my trusty first and only laptop snapped its right display hinge. The plastic bit that covers the hinge started popping out of its socket repeatedly and then one day as I tried to shut the display, the plastic cover shattered, display snapped and stuck out at an alarmingly awkward angle. Quite frightening, especially to someone like me who develops a loyalty to his devices and does not like dumping them.

A bit of searching told me that acer hinges were being sold on ebay and this website had instructions on cracking open an Acer and performing some repairs.  Naturally, I decided to have a go.

The story ends with my laptop hinge being replaced and things pretty much normal again. The plastic hinge cover has well and truly shattered,  so there is an ungainly bit visible on the right side of my laptop, but that’s trivial.

Hopefully the link given above will be of help to others searching for something similar.

Written by clueso

January 29, 2010 at 12:20 am

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