Broken Hinges- Imagine that – a beautiful day, you are sitting comfortably on the couch, you are opening the laptop lid and one of the hinges cracks… What a disaster you think, you have to pay the outrageous cost for repair in the laptop service shop… Buuut there is a quick fix for the problem, all you need is a screwdriver and 1 hour of your time. 🙂
Dissasemble the laptop. Locate the broken insert for the metal bushing which holds the hinge and removes it. Drill a small hole in the center of the cracked plastic insert.
Step 1: Metal Bushings – Broken Hinges
This is the metal bushing which is placed into the insert on the plastic case of the laptop. It is almost impossible to glue it, because some laptop manufacturers use special plastic for the laptop case, a plastic which does not stick with most glues, also there is a lot of tension in the place where the insert is located and after several times you close and open the laptop lid, the hinge base will crack again. Notice that this little thingy have a thread from end to end.
Step 2: Drill Holes and Refit Bushings – Broken Hinges
Put the metal bushing back to its place and screw it with a small nut from the bottom side of the laptop. I recommend using appropriate washer because if the nut has small head it might go right through the hole.
Step 3: Assembling the Case – Broken Hinges
Now screw the hinges on the repaired metal bushings, assemble the laptop and you are done! Voala! Now you saved a lot of expensive laptop body cases and repair fees!