Released in August 2014, the Lenovo Y50-70 Touch is part of the Lenovo's Y series of laptops. Equipped with a dedicated graphics card and a 15.6" touch screen, the Y50-70 Touch is specialized for gaming.

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Lenovo Y50 Hinge Issue

I've owned a Lenovo Y50-70 Touch Notebook for about 5 months and have had no hardware issues until now. My hinge is falling apart, and a quick google search shows that this is a common issue with the laptop and usually occurs in a similar period of time. I'm now to afraid to open and close the notebook. Is there a fix that can be made?

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UPDATE: After 5 months of my laptop sitting at my desk without the hinge moving at all, I was able to repair it myself. The fix requires removing the bottom bezel and the LCD (remembering to remove screws at the bottom, and being careful not to tug the wires) to access the point at which the lid of the laptop is mounted onto the left hinge. You should find that the plate which the hinge is fastened to has broken from the laptop lid. This is a result of a manufacturing error in which the left hinge was tightened too much, and could not withstand the excessive strain from an over-tightened hinge.

To fix this, you first need to loosen the hinge between 1/4 turn and 1/2 turn, with a 7mm socket. You should also detach the mounting plate from the hinge by unscrewing the mounting screws before you reattach the plate to the laptop lid. To reattach the plate back to the laptop lid, I used a two part epoxy. Now you should be able to screw the hinge back onto the plate, and then place your LCD back in place.

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Had same issue had computer less than a year Lenovo denied the warranty because the hens cracked the screen I paid $250 twice to You Break I Fix It they denied the warranty after I broke a second time I hope Lenovo goes out of business I hate this computer company they totally screwed us with a defective product that should have never been sold to anyone in the first place and their warranty and customer service is the worst ever

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Hundreds, if not thousands of Lenovo laptop owners have had the same problem. No help from Lenovo, too costly to repair or get parts. They KNOW the hinges are too tight, so it's appalling that the problem still exists. Mine (S510p touch), like most others, has never been dropped or picked up from lid & treated gently. Even taping it up does not prevent further cracking of lid front & back. Horrible craftsmanship & design. They have surely lost many customers. It's shame because otherwise I loved the laptop

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I hope Lenovo is seeing all of these comments. When my Y-50 touchscreen gaming laptop's cover cracked, that was the time I remembered why I never deviated from HP & Dell. You're a pain, Lenovo! And you are not taking steps in placating all those who spent hard-earned money just to buy your product.

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same here - had a yoga 700-11 for six months and the left hinge broke. Piece of crap, wish I had enough money for an Apple

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I had this same problem, but after 1.5 years of daily use (never been dropped). My solution is a little ghetto, but works. I drilled two 2.9mm holes where the two missing hinge screws previously attached; right through the aluminum case of the laptop. Then I popped everything back into place and secured the hinge to the lid by thru-bolting with two M3 screws, locwashers and nuts. I used 10mm long screws that I had on hand, but 8mm would have been better.

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In my post update, I used epoxy cement, which eventually broke a couple weeks ago. The fix lasted about 7 months before the glue lost its bonding. This mechanical fastening is exactly what I did, albeit i had the screws facing inwards. The aluminium backing was surprisingly difficult to drill through, even with a cord-drill. The fix works and definitely feels sturdy. If you value your laptop's hinge function more than you care about the look of the protruding screws, then this is most definitely the best fix!

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I didn't find this until after I fixed it in a very similar way. I only used one screw but your 2 look great! unscrewing the nut 1/3 of a turn has really fixed the screen from trying to rip the hinge off the body of the computer. I have a laptop again! BestBuy wanted $900 to fix it and all it took was a machine screw, washer, and nut. I did have to grind the washer I put under the head of the flat head screw so it would fit the spot. great pictures!

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just to be more clear, you don't need to take the bottom off the laptop- just pry the black panel (bezel?) that is below the LED off from the screen. 2 flaps on left and right and then the curvy part that moves with the screen just forward of the keyboard. Once that is off, you can see the 7mm nuts that need to be loosened. they look very inaccessible but using a standard 7mm socket and small rachet with an extender, I was able to loosen the nut 1/3 to 1/2 a turn. Wish I'd put in 2 screws through the aluminum case

but this is working.

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Just performed this repair for a friend. Thanks @joymonkey

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While you have it open , reglue the broken off screw attachement posts , but also also reinforce all the screw posts on the mid frame with a little Gorilla glue. Once one post breaks, extra stress is placed on the remaining posts which break over time with routine use.

Adjust the left hinge nut so it is not so tight.

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