Introduction

Hinge replacement can be necessary when hinges are damaged. Broken hinges can make the laptop difficult or even impossible to open.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove eight M2.5x8mm Phillips head screws (using Phillips #0 screwdriver) at the specified locations. Lift the bottom cover off and set aside
  • Remove eight M2.5x8mm Phillips head screws (using Phillips #0 screwdriver) at the specified locations.

  • Lift the bottom cover off and set aside

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Remove the two M2.5x4mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver Slide the Hard Drive out of the casing
  • Remove the two M2.5x4mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver

  • Slide the Hard Drive out of the casing

  • Be careful when handling the hard drive, rough impacts may cause data loss.

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With the laptop's bottom facing up, pull the optical drive release lever back and pull the optical drive out Unscrew the three M2x3mm Phillips head screws shown At the front edge of the laptop, empty the SD card holder by pressing on the card. This will allow for further disassembly in later steps.
  • With the laptop's bottom facing up, pull the optical drive release lever back and pull the optical drive out

  • Unscrew the three M2x3mm Phillips head screws shown

  • At the front edge of the laptop, empty the SD card holder by pressing on the card. This will allow for further disassembly in later steps.

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Remove the two M2.5x6mm Phillips screws (using Phillips #00 screwdriver). Remove the wifi cables and the sound connector (3 wires)
  • Remove the two M2.5x6mm Phillips screws (using Phillips #00 screwdriver).

  • Remove the wifi cables and the sound connector (3 wires)

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Open the laptop hinge, tip the laptop onto its side, and use the back end of the screwdriver to push the keyboard out from the optical drive area.
  • Open the laptop hinge, tip the laptop onto its side, and use the back end of the screwdriver to push the keyboard out from the optical drive area.

  • Turn the laptop right side up and pry the keyboard up slowly, until it is clear of the case.

  • Be careful of the ribbon cable when removing the keyboard. It is still attached.

  • Detach the ribbon cables by opening the specified latches.

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Detach the ribbon cables by opening the specified latches. Turn the laptop upside down and remove the M2.5x8mm screw with Phillips #0 screwdriver Turn the laptop on its side and pry the bottom from the top.
  • Detach the ribbon cables by opening the specified latches.

  • Turn the laptop upside down and remove the M2.5x8mm screw with Phillips #0 screwdriver

  • Turn the laptop on its side and pry the bottom from the top.

  • Only partially remove the palm rest, there is still a ribbon cable attached underneath it.

  • Remove the ribbon cable by opening its respective latch.

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Remove the specified cable on top of the motherboard Flip the laptop over, and remove the specified cables. Remove the two M2.5x4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver
  • Remove the specified cable on top of the motherboard

  • Flip the laptop over, and remove the specified cables.

  • Remove the two M2.5x4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver

  • Remove the motherboard with hands.

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Detach LCD assembly by unscrewing four M2.5x4mm Phillips Screws. (Two on each side).
  • Detach LCD assembly by unscrewing four M2.5x4mm Phillips Screws. (Two on each side).

  • Pull LCD assembly away from main frame.

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Using a flat head screwdriver, wedge out two plastic tabs to reveal the screws. One tab is in the bottom left corner  and one is in the bottom right corner. Symmetrical locations.
  • Using a flat head screwdriver, wedge out two plastic tabs to reveal the screws.

    • One tab is in the bottom left corner and one is in the bottom right corner. Symmetrical locations.

  • Using a #0 phillips screwdriver, unscrew two silver M2.5x4mm screws.

    • These are located underneath the previously removed plastic tabs.

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Unclip two latches, one in each bottom corner. They are located below the screws previously removed. Place fingers to the inside of the bezel. Separate the bezel by pulling it away from the back cover. Pull until one side has been lifted. Use the same technique to separate all remaining sides of the bezel.
  • Unclip two latches, one in each bottom corner. They are located below the screws previously removed.

  • Place fingers to the inside of the bezel. Separate the bezel by pulling it away from the back cover. Pull until one side has been lifted.

  • Use the same technique to separate all remaining sides of the bezel.

  • Starting at one corner and making your way around, make sure the bezel is completely unattached from the back cover.

  • Completely remove bezel from LCD screen and back cover.

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Unscrew the four M2.5x4mm Phillips screws at the designated locations. (One screw is located in each corner). These are the designated screws.
  • Unscrew the four M2.5x4mm Phillips screws at the designated locations. (One screw is located in each corner).

    • These are the designated screws.

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Gently lift the LCD screen and flip it over. On back of the LCD screen, locate the protective tape in the bottom right corner. Peel off the tape to reveal a latch with a connector cable. Flip the latch so that the connector cable can be removed. Remove the connector cable by pulling downwards.
  • Gently lift the LCD screen and flip it over.

  • On back of the LCD screen, locate the protective tape in the bottom right corner. Peel off the tape to reveal a latch with a connector cable.

  • Flip the latch so that the connector cable can be removed. Remove the connector cable by pulling downwards.

  • The old LCD is now completely disconnected and you are ready to install a new LCD screen.

What are the cables on the right side for? Mine broke and my laptop is stuck on the splash screen

aaron jones - Reply

After LCD screen has been removed, hinges will be revealed. Remove four M2 x 3mm Phillips screws.
  • After LCD screen has been removed, hinges will be revealed.

  • Remove four M2 x 3mm Phillips screws.

    • Two screws on each side, located towards bottom of hinges

  • Remove four m2 x 4mm Phillips screws.

    • Two screws on each side, located towards top of hinges

  • Hinges are now completely detached and may be lifted out of the back cover.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Very nice hinge replacement guide. Can or should the hinges ever be

lubricated while fully assembled?

Jim Cunningham - Reply

I also faced this issue the service center did not helped me but these guys did https://techyuga.com/kolkata/

So thank you for this instruction and thanks guys at techyuga. :)

Ankita - Reply

excellent guide , i have followed this guide and fixed the hinge all by myself....thanks very much!!

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