Rebuilding plastic nut mounts - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2008, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
cliffhucker's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Silly Valley
Posts: 283
Default Rebuilding plastic nut mounts

My Acer 4230 travelmate laptop's screen/cover had some slack in the hinges so a few weeks ago I tightened the hinges where they attach to the body. This helped but did not completely fix the wiggle.

So I took the LCD panel completely off today and found that the top left screw mount is broke as is the bottom left screw mount where the monitor attaches to the back cover. I was going to try to rebuild the mounts and set the nuts into some epoxy but my epoxy is dried up (part A) so I am trying to find if there is a better material to use to try this technique. Or if it will even work, or if someone has another idea.

Here is the broken hinge mount , you can see the red arrow pointing to the broken plastic below.

Here it is with the hinge off: You can see that the plastic nut holder is totally blown out so I would need to form a new one.

And here is the screw that is on the top corner that is not as crucial since it does not bear the weight of the hinges etc.
the whole top part of the plastic nut holder is broke here as you can see.

Any ideas would be great. I should have sent this off for warranty work when I first noticed the problem but shipping it off to Texas for who knows how long was not a good option. Now if I sent it in they most likely would not honor the warranty since I opened it and I was told they would charge $489 if the techs felt I had F^%U% with it.

So If it seems impossible to fix the two nut mounts then I do not want to mess it up with glues etc and maybe I will send it in and see what happens.

I really really do not want to send it in. I just need those screws to be tight and secure.

I may even consider using some type of t-nut from the outside but I would rather stay away from this option.


My Rig: "Sandy" used for stock trading
Windows 7 pro
Case-Corsair Obsidian550D
Motherboard- ASrock X79Xtreme6 LGA 2011
CPU- I7-3930K Sandy
PSU- Seasonic X650 Gold
SSD- Corsair Neutron GTX240
HD- WD 1TB Sata6 64MB
Ram-Corsair Vengeance 16gb (4x4gb)
GPU- 3x EVGA Geforce GT-640 2GB 128B
Cooling- Monsoon S2 & SwiftechMCP655-PWM
Alphacool 80mmx120mm rad
XSPC RX120 rad
3 Noctua 140mm
5 120mm Gentle typhoons
NZXT fan controller
Razer Black Widow Chroma keyboard
Razer deathadder chroma mouse
4x27", 2x19", 1x24", 1x36" & 1x55" monitors
cliffhucker is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.