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Left hinge and magnesium frame broken again

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Left hinge and magnesium frame broken again

#1 Post by samuel79 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:54 pm

I have one Thinkpad t500, I loved it but this is the second time this left part (hinge and magnesium frame) is broken.. i cant get one Is there any other frame that can be used say from a t61 or the w500 (but cant get that to) What would you recommend?

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Re: Left hinge and magnesium frame broken again

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:36 pm

If a hinge breaks, that normally happens as part the lid.
Is it just the chassis that's broken, or did the hinge break as well [and if so: where]?

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Re: Left hinge and magnesium frame broken again

#3 Post by samuel79 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:01 pm

the magnesium frame has broke at the hinge but the hinge is fine

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Re: Left hinge and magnesium frame broken again

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:07 pm

That's what I figured.
You ever drop your laptop?
Are all the screws that hold the lid (inside and on the bottom) in place, nothing missing?
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Re: Left hinge and magnesium frame broken again

#5 Post by samuel79 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:23 pm

no never droped just the hing has been stiff

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