Nearly two years ago, I purchased a rather nice laptop – https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/ideapad/500-series/IdeaPad-5-15ARE05/p/88IPS501393
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 –
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!