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Next we notice that the hinges, formerly bare, are newly covered in tape—probably to block debris from sneaking in through the pick-sized gaps in the outer spine.

Dirt and debris can still get into the hinge and potentially gunk it up over time, but at least it will have a harder time making its way to the display. As we all know, anything lodged between the fragile display and its hard metal backplate can become a fatal pressure point.

Enough staring at tape—let's rip it off and check out the hinges hiding beneath.

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