What part of my laptop is this, and how can I fix it? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-24-2019, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 4
Default What part of my laptop is this, and how can I fix it?

Pieces of the laptop cover have been chipping off there for a while, but today, a large piece of the cover chipped off (pictured).

The whole thing is out of alignment, and something like a joint seems to be out of place. I'm concerned now, because I can see some stuff that looks like it's important. What's exposed?

Can I cover it up with tape or something in the mean time? What would be a long term fix?


EDIT: It's a Toshiba Satellite C55-B
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20190424_175139.jpg (110.4 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_20190424_175048.jpg (104.6 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_20190424_175119.jpg (83.3 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_20190424_175518.jpg (43.4 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_20190424_175941.jpg (100.0 KB, 4 views)
__________________

__________________
Funculture is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
U.F.O.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 221
Default Re: What part of my laptop is this, and how can I fix it?

Broken hinge and case, I would dispose of it.


__________________

__________________
U.F.O. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 08:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 4
Default Re: What part of my laptop is this, and how can I fix it?

Thanks for replying. Are you saying that I should dispose of the laptop, or those damaged parts?
__________________
Funculture is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 08:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
U.F.O.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 221
Default Re: What part of my laptop is this, and how can I fix it?

The laptop, with the hinges all floppy it's a fire hazzard.
__________________
U.F.O. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2019, 09:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Great Lakes State
Posts: 3,394
Default Re: What part of my laptop is this, and how can I fix it?

The hinge itself might be o.k.
You can get a new bottom on ebay and use that to repair the laptop, You can find new hinges, and a a new palm rest too.... depending on what is needed for repairs. List the entire model number so we can help you locate these parts. Depending on supply/demand these parts may or may not be easily obtained for replacement parts
__________________
Windows 10 .... It wants to be found and installed so it can be the one Operating System to rule us all.
Joe C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 07:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
Knowitall!
 
strollin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: N. Calif.
Posts: 658
Default Re: What part of my laptop is this, and how can I fix it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by U.F.O. View Post
The laptop, with the hinges all floppy it's a fire hazzard.
I'm curious. In what way would it be a fire hazard?
__________________
strollin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2019, 02:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Great Lakes State
Posts: 3,394
Default Re: What part of my laptop is this, and how can I fix it?

You can get a replacement bottom here
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...acat=0&_sop=15
Be sure to double check the part number on your bottom with the replacement bottom, the used one's are really cheap
__________________

__________________
Windows 10 .... It wants to be found and installed so it can be the one Operating System to rule us all.
Joe C is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
case, chipping, hard

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I get parts to fix laptop silverhorse Laptops and Notebooks 4 05-26-2013 02:20 AM
Major problem with laptop keyboard, If anyone can fix this you would be my greatest hero! Skykali4 Laptops and Notebooks 1 07-13-2011 05:40 AM
MSN E-Fix another tool to fix MSN Errors Osiris Tips, Tricks & Tutorials 0 04-19-2008 08:53 AM
Can a computer be part of a domain AND a workgroup? Rawan AbuSalman Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 44 09-14-2005 08:30 AM
Still can't install XP, Part 2 (Revisited) Rubicks13 Microsoft Windows and Software 15 02-23-2005 10:26 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.