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 the animation, the screen glass pops up a bit when the screen is opened.

Separating screen on Acer laptop broken hinge repair
Separating screen on Acer laptop broken hinge repair

Acer laptop broken hinge 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 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.

Successful Acer laptop broken hinge repair

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.

Do you need Acer Broken Hinge Repair in Adelaide? Check estimated cost here.

Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

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

We at IT-Solve, specialize in computer and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Computer 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.

Repair before Replacement

We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. And the way how we do it is by educating our customers and providing affordable laptop repairs.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs, is a third to half of the price of a new device. While we do the repair we target common planned obsolescence design mistakes to ensure the longevity of the laptop usability.

That said, if we buy a new one or write it off via insurance, it does not guarantee that the new one will not meet the same fate as the older one pretty soon.
Quite often, we see accidents reoccurring within less than 6 months gaps. If we can save 1000$ or even 500$ today by repairing our faulty laptop is great. That’s an extra half laptop cost ready to be spent on another one when the time comes.
When that time comes is up to us to buy a new one or keep pushing the one we have, but delaying it by a year or three is always a good starting point and saves another laptop polluting our planet.

Limited free pickup and returns on eligible repairs in AdelaideCall Now