Laptop Screen Hinges Broken? Avoid Damage and Repair Quickly

Laptop screen hinges are one of the most delicate parts on your Laptop. MacBook Air and Windows Slimline systems are especially vulnerable to hinge damage due to the very thin aluminum or plastic that surrounds the LCD screen to keep it in place.

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OK, so you went to open your screen and found your screen hinges are cracked. What now?

First thing…STOP! Do not attempt to open up your screen. There are all kinds of tiny wires that are housed right around your Laptop screen hinges assembly. These delicate cables can get ripped apart easily, increasing the cost of the repair.

This could make the difference between a simple repair and having to buy new parts. Repeatedly opening the screen can damage the screen hinges or even more. It can also cause cracks to spread into the top cover and even the LCD screen. Big money!

If this happens to you, we can certainly help. We’ve done hundreds of these repairs. Visit our Tucson Laptop Repair website to find out more about what we can do for you.

 

Prevention is Key! Here’s some guidelines to prevent damaging your laptop screen hinges.

Rule Number One:

Use both hands when opening your screen. If you do have to use one hand, make sure you place your hand in the MIDDLE of the screen. If you obey this one simple rule, your screen hinges and screen support assembly will last much longer. you grab your laptop and flip open the screen with one hand, you are flexing your screen in ways that it was not meant to be. Some laptops have a latch on the screen lid. If yours does, be sure the latch on the front is released BEFORE you try and open your screen. It is very easy to bend your screen housing, or worse, break your MacBook Pro screen or screen hinges.

 

Rule Number Two:

Keep your laptop away from the edge! The edge of the table, the edge of the seat of your car, the edge of your desk…you get the idea. It’s just another simple rule that can save you hundreds of dollars in repairs or parts replacement. Most hinge and screen frame damage is caused by drops – many of which could have been avoided if we all simply keep our MacBook Pro away from the edge of whatever we set it on.

 

Rule Number Three:

If you carry your laptop around a lot, get yourself a “sleeve” made of silicon, leather or other material that will help keep your laptop from slipping out of your butter fingers. Yeah, like we’ve never dropped our laptop before. Trust us. You want a sleeve. These are more common for MacBooks, but you may be able to find one for other brands on eBay or Amazon.

 

Rule Number Four:

Get a good carrying case – one with a decent suspension. And no, we’re not talking about your cars suspension. Get a case with a back that has a suspended inner section for your MacBook Pro if possible. This will keep your laptop from coming into contact with the ground, since we know you like to toss your bag around at the end of the day.

About Steve Frantzis

Steve Frantzis is the Owner of Saguaro PC Tech, LLC, a computer repair shop in Tucson. If you have any questions or need help with your laptop, desktop, Mac, or mobile device, please call Us at (520) 250-5948.

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