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.
by Bee Solomona
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
by sean stevens
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
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.
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
by Mark Jeffreys
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