Acer laptop broken hinge repair

A laptop screen may show deformations while it is being opened like this Acer Spin 360 laptop with a broken hinge, we received recently. If you notice on the animation, the screen glass pops up a bit when the screen is opened.

Repair Process

We have a couple of options here, to replace the back cover or repair it.
But first, we need to understand what has caused the back cover to break its support for the hinges.

Broken hinge support on Acer Laptop

Although it is just a 2 year old model, the hinges collected enough dust to tightened the mechanism and increase their resistance when opened.
Ideally, they should be open and close smoothly, but what we saw was pressure resulting in the screen to almost pop out of its place.

Hinge mechanism allowing 360* opening is easy to get clogged with dust and fluff
Hinge mechanism allowing 360* opening is easy to get clogged with dust and fluff

Replacing the back cover and both of the hinges would be the ideal scenario. However, it is an expensive repair and due to the limited budget of this customer, we have to repair them instead.

Very thin back cover with broken right hinge support

Due to the thickness of the screen, this is quite a difficult process. As there is no much space to work on, we cannot easily glue the area.

Left hinge support is intact

In comparison with the right hinge support, left hinge support is completely intact.

Broken Hinge Repair service we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:

  1. Get a Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
  2. Free pick up from the client’s location in Adelaide. Or alternatively, drop in for a quick check while you wait.
  3. Confirming final cost and “Go” from the client.
  4. Repairing and ensuring everything works as expected.
  5. Returning repaired system back to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.

Gluing the area together with oiling and servicing the hinges did the trick. Hinges were not as tight as before and would not cause the back cover to wrap when screen was open.

Hinges eased are closing much easier with less tension
Hinges eased are closing much easier with less tension

Some adjustments to the hinge nuts together with a good clean and oil was enough to make them work as expected

Ready to assemble, screen frame fit perfectly and any cracked plastics were glued back together tightly.

The Result

We have sophisticated equipment in our workshop with high accuracy microscope, ultrasonic cleaning bath, reflow machine and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality logic board repairs. With hundreds of components in stock, we can quickly locate and replace faulty chips, resistors, and capacitors in Macbooks.

After nice good clean, some oiling and lots of industrial glue the screen fitted perfectly. There were no more popping out or wrapping plastics due to tight hinges and broken support.

Interested in more repair cases? Check out some of our recent repair cases.

Call us today for your Computer Repair in Adelaide

If your Laptop or Computer is causing troubles and you need Computer Repair Service in Adelaide, give us a call, and we will advise for the best scenario to get your device repaired.

We at IT-Solve, specialise in computer and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Laptop quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops.

Call us now on 0469317177 or drop us an inquiry via Text us via Whatsapp MessengerWhatsApp or Text us via Facebook MesengerMessenger – Our engineers will respond quickly to your question.