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Tightening Thinkpad Hinges?

#1 Post by ThorOfAsgard » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:46 am

Anyone found an easy way to tighten thinkpad hinges...something that doesn't involve diassembling the laptop. Seems like it might be possible to 3D print fittings that could go on the sides of each hinge that would provide extra friction. Or maybe there's some gunk one can spray in there, like "3M Canned Hinge Tightener"?

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Re: Tightening Thinkpad Hinges?

#2 Post by Cigarguy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:02 am

Depends on the make and hinge design. Most of them, like the T61 for example, are virtually unserviceable. It makes sense in some ways as it helps to protect the hinges against dust and moisture but if something goes wrong then there's no repairing.

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