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Old 05-30-2010, 01:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, my Dell Inspiron has had a broken latch for years, but I'd really like to fix it. However, the way it is broken, I do not know how to do so.

I am attaching pics, but basically it is completely broken off. In the pic where the lcd is seperated from the rest of the laptop, there is just a pice of metal sticking up, and the broken hinge can just fit down over it. It seems like it's not even right on the hinge, it's on the outside of the hinge. I'd think I'd need a whole new lcd holder/surround?

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Super Glue it. If it is broken, you would have to send it in to be fixed. there is no easy solution.
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The images are attached, no way to hide them.

By any chance did you see this topic which is stickied right about in this forum?

How To Fix Dell Screens That Shake

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I had looked but my deal was mine is completely broken. Check out the highlight hinge in the 4th pic, Mine is completely broken. :-/
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That looked like it. I think your only chance is to put some adhesive on it and hope it holds it together.
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You could probably buy new hinges or used hinges. The hinges are part of the display assembly on the Inspiron 1420 (yours looks like one, maybe a different size though, took apart my friend's 1420 for cleaning not too long ago). If you can find new hinges, it should be easy enough to take the screen assembly apart and replace just the hinge. If not, you could always buy a new screen (or used one, sometimes they're cheap on eBay) and drop it in place, plug it in and go.
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Would this not be the solution?

New Inspiron 1520 Vostro 1500 LCD Back Cover Lid YY039 - eBay (item 220597863906 end time Jul-28-10 19:10:17 PDT)
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Anyone? Am I not correct here? looks like it comes with the entire hing assembly, which is what is broke on mine.
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Anyone? Am I not correct here? looks like it comes with the entire hing assembly, which is what is broke on mine.
Looks about right to me IMHO id try it.
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