hinge very tight
preytell, how does one lubricate their TiPWRBKs' hinge??
a million thankyous and kisses.
Thanks all, I kinda suspected it was an inclosed jobby.
I did however do some more research..in my drawer
and discovered a magic universal lube called 'INOX',
didn't list contents but it's a non silicone dry lube spray.
Decided not to open up torx screws, too much trouble..
I applied it in and around with a thin straw
type spray adapter, worked it back and forth a bit,
wiped up the excess, and so far it seems ok,
no creaking or damage to report...yet. Will update if
anything bad happens after this experiment. Thanks!
WD-40 won't help. The hinge isn't even visible unless you remove the aluminum cover (held in place by two torx screws). The hinge is actually a steel pin fitted inside a metal (aluminum I think) cylinder which seems impervious to lubricant. One of these broke on my 867 MHz PBook last year and I eventually replaced it. Powerbookmedic.
If the hinge seems to be getting tighter over time, be careful opening/closing the lid. I'd suspect a broken hinge is not far away.
Probably too late this hint, but nevertheless...
You could do this, it works for years now on my book:
Take of the shields (very easy) with one of these handy Chinese sets or you could use an ordinary instrument screwdriver that fits.
Take a mini-powertool like a Dremel or sort-like,
grind away a thin layer of te steel that's holding the pin, preverable at several sides of its curved surface
Grinding away half of the thickness will reduce its strenght 50%, do tests on the way, the book should stay open, even when it is almost closed!!
I used a vacumecleaner to avoid particals too get in, while grinding.