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11-05-2009 02:32 PM
I've encountered a problem with my dv9000 lid that as far as I can tell is pretty unique. (My unit has already experienced the left hinge cracking problem, but it was repaired earlier this year.)
Two nights ago, I closed the lid of my computer after normal use. When I returned to the unit a short while later, I found that pressing the lid latch release button only released the left latch! Furthermore, the button did not provide any resistance until pushed to peak displacement. After a few minutes of repeatedly pressing the button in vain, the left latch stopped releasing as well.
Thankfully, I was eventually able to get the lid open again using paperclips to push back the spring-loaded mechanims holding the latches in place. My current workaround to let me close the lid is that I have surrounded both latches with duct tape so the mechanisms in the base don't hold the lid shut anymore.
Clearly, this is not an ideal solution, so I was wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue, and if so, how have you resolved it. Any other comments would be welcome as well.
03-29-2011 05:31 PM
I had the same problem...my problem was actually a bent cable connecting the motherboard to the wireless switch on the front left bottom of the laptop. Opened it up and replaced the bent white maybe 6" flat cable and the lid opens and closes just fine now.