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Laptop lid has hairline cracks

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nanaj56, Sep 14, 2003.

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  1. nanaj56

    nanaj56 Thread Starter

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    My laptop lid has hairline cracks at the back of the lid. Can this be repaired or will I have to junk it? If not does it cause any problems to use my laptop this way?

    Thanks anyone
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  2. Triple6

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    If its the lid, then it shouldn't cause any problems. However if the problem worsens to a point that the lid starts to fall apart or causes problems when opening the screen, it should be fixed.

    If this is occurring around the hinges then its likely the hinges need to be be replaced - this generally does worsen if the cover is hard to open, but only costs about $200 to fix.
     
  3. nanaj56

    nanaj56 Thread Starter

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    The cracks are located near one of the hinges. Will the cracks be repaired also or will the replacement of the hinge stop further damage?
     
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    If they are extremely small, you may want to leave it for awhile - it might not get any worse. If it does, you'll need to replace the hinges (before then LCD gets damaged or the lid stops opening) and if you wish, the top part of the lid. Each hinge is generally its own seperate part and the lid would be a third part. The only purpose the lid serves is to cover the internal components.

    Of course thats if the hinges are the cause - does it take quite a bit force to open the lid? The cracks could be from external pressure applied to the lid - like pressing down on it.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    I think I'd consider addressing the cracks before they worsen, since if it cracks totally, it'll be very difficult to rebuild it.

    Obviously, this would depend on actually seeing it and evaluating if it's a cosmetic issue or a real structural issue.
     
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