12-10-2010 10:40 PM - last edited on 12-11-2010 12:54 AM by andyP
I got a Lenovo SL500 almost 2 years ago now and the left hinge on it just broke. Right now I'm typing this on a slightly sideways monitor . This thing never even leaves my desk, I googled it and found that a few other people have experienced broken left hinges. Looks like a design flaw.
Is there anything I can do to get this fixed?
Also, I just saw that a bunch of other people have this same problem even on this forum...
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12-12-2010 04:58 AM
i also own a sl500 and got the left hinge broken. although not as bad as your sl500....
what i did was to order a set of hinges from ebay and then when it arrived i replaced the broken one with the new one.
and like u said it seems to be a flaw in the design so if your sl500 is not in guaranatee then u cant do anything else but get a new hinge and replace it.
12-19-2010 05:16 AM
Ditto - my SL500 left hinge also snapped and Lenovo denied that they had ever received a single complaint regarding this - what appears to be a common problem. I have ordered two replacement hinges but am wondering if anyone has an e-procedure, such as in PDF format, that I can use to follow step-by-step instructions in how to fit these?
03-29-2011 04:33 AM
I have just experienced same issue. I have 2 SL500 type 2746 both left hand hinges broken. One i have sent for repair with Lenovo awaiting quote. I am keen to see if this is a growing issue amongst many customers as I am now expecting to see many more with the same issue which potentially will amount to a significant cost to me for repairing them considering they are not 2 years old as yet. I opted for Lenovo as opposed to other makes due to the IBM heritage and advertised duarbillity.
05-06-2011 06:49 PM
Hey guys i also got my left hinge slightly brok.... it lifting up when i lift my screen up...
i dont know how to open a laptop... so i am not sure what to do
how much its cost....
y dont they asccept that its some design problem otherwise y would hell lot of people got the same problem