Looking for answers, I noticed that many are experiencing the same issues with the hinges. mine have never fallen as well. When I called to support they told me that it was going to cost me almost 300 as an estimate. I don't think that's fair considering that is a poor design issue.
Haven't used the laptop in almost a year since the hinges on my HP Envy Touchsmart 15 began to separate the bottom plastic cover of the PC while opening for use. Like I mentioned previously, the laptop has never been dropped. This issue started up slowly, but since an external monitor was connected to the laptop for some time, I'm not sure exactly when this problem started.
As seen, it seems the hinge has "fallen" out of place and attempting to open the laptop separates the bottom black part from the silver colored plastic side cover (vent?).
In addition, the hinge itself no longer supports the weight of the laptop screen, and appears loose inside (hinge wiggles back and forth) and does not have a strong fixed hold.
See pictures for more information (the small black piece of plastic seen in one of the pics fell out of the laptop while attempting to open a bit for taking better pictures).
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