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Loose Laptop Hinge

Product Name: HP 15 Notebook PC
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I notice my left laptop hinge is loose, as the screen has become wobbly and it is starting to become harder to open or close it. I am scared if I do not fix this the continous stress on the hinge will eventually cause the lcd screen to fall off the hinge and that if I do not fix this the other hinge will wear out faster by having to do all the work of the loose hinge. 

 

I have looked everywhere online and could not find a video of how to get to the screws on my laptop. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks. 

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Re: Loose Laptop Hinge

@Mordo58

 

Look at removing the top cover on page 53.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04409502

 

That will give you access to the hinge screws.

 

REO

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@Mordo58

 

To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop???

 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108

 

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I thought that ay have been the case so I allready had found it in case. The exact product number according to the system information on my computer is G9D74UA#ABA

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Re: Loose Laptop Hinge

@Mordo58

 

Look at removing the top cover on page 53.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04409502

 

That will give you access to the hinge screws.

 

REO

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Thank you I will try this after giving my computer some time to cool down after I shut it off. On this I just want to make sure I am reading this right, In order to remove the top cover I also have to remove the keyboard as well?

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Thank you very much for your help thus far, but also is there any video documentation on this procedure? I have never took apart a system before other than virtually for my online college classes and I really need this laptop to finish my online classes. So the thought of actually removing cables is a bit unerving. 

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When trying to remove the top cover one of the screws holding in the rear cover will turn but it will not come out. I think the thing holding he screw in place may be stripped, is there any way I can get this out?

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Re: Loose Laptop Hinge

Well the top cover gave me access to tighten up the screws for the hinges but the screen is stil loose and the hinge screwswere rlly tight. I think I am just going to put it back together and if the hinge causes the lcd screen to fall off than ahh well

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