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IBM Laptop Screen hinges becoming loose

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Jay Stevens, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Jay Stevens

    Jay Stevens Guest

    My IBM T42 laptop screen hinges (don't know the correct term) are becoming
    What I mean is that the screen is loose while opening and closing the laptop
    and it has to be in a certain spot so the screen won't accidentally close.

    Is there anything I can do?


    Jay Stevens, Dec 12, 2005
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  2. Jay Stevens

    lars Guest

    Sure. You can tighten the nuts that are there for
    that particular purpose.
    I general terms what you need to do is to remove
    the keyboard to get to those nuts.

    That in turn means removing Hard Drive, DVD and some
    screws from the bottom side of the TP.
    Here is the hardware maintenance manual, where
    you can read about it, and see drawings etc.

    It is not that difficult at all, but you need some basic
    tools, good lighting and at least an hour of peace
    and quiet. I usually find that I also want to do a bit
    of dusting (dust buster), when I have the machine open.

    lars, Dec 12, 2005
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