Dodgy Laptop Hinges – Lenovo Ideapad 5 15″Model 15ARE05

Nearly two years ago, I purchased a rather nice laptop –

A Nice Lenovo 15″ beastie, with a Ryzen 4800U

I blogged a bit about it right – HERE

Just after Christmas, one of the screen hinges snapped – I had a quick google, then really did nothing – I found thhis bloke –

It’s Binh Repaired & Reviewed

and, this video

and, as the laptop was functioning ok-ish, I dismissed it – it was robust enough to use, and wasn’t properly broken….

…Until it was – (properly broke

A couple of weeks ago, both hinges just failed, leaving my laptop screen ‘dangling’

So, I googled again, discovered that I’m not alone. Most people seem to jab a bit of JBweld in and hope for the best

I didn’t have any JBweld.

I Did however have the following items, which, after years of desperately needing a project to justify the purchase have Finally come in useful and saved some cash


……. a Portable Dremel thingy,

a wide collection of tiny drill bits

boxes of tiny screws and nuts.

A ridiculously small adjustable spanner on my car keys

Now My laptop no longer has a non-functional Hinge

Have a small Montage of pictures

To Be fair to Lenevo – they’re extremely responsive for customer support. I can not fault their technical team, nor their customer support team, pro-active calls, checkups and emails, all in, a 5* Lenovo response…..

with one caveat, My laptop’s out of warranty. Still, for most, a quick hundred quid ain’t too bad a price to fix a £500 laptop properly!


Author: Bleugh

Early Fourties, Wife, two kids in primary school. Both of us work full time...5 years now we’ve been Back in Blighty after a decade away...It's a new country for everyone! Still finding time to tinker!

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