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Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2017-09-09, 17:58 PM

I recently brought a lenovo y520.After a few weeks i started getting some crackling sound from the left part of the hinge.

There are two pairs of wire in each side of the hinge that are probably connecting the display i guess.On right part these wires are wrapped up in some cloth like thing but on the left part there is no such  cloth thing wrapping these wires.So what can i do to prevent this crackling sound while opening and closing my laptop lid.

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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2017-09-11, 4:12 AM

return it if it is not too late. See my similar experience with Lenovo Flex 3 here 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/RIXSHQ7FWVJJW?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl

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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2017-09-11, 13:10 PM

actually bought it from US and i am in india right now so i can't return it..

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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2017-09-20, 17:18 PM

I have exactly the same problem, and i can't return it because i've bought it in another country!

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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2017-09-22, 3:41 AM

actually i took my laptop to a repair store and the problem was that the hinge got too tight... so they loosen the hinge part by disassembling the screen..and problem is solved

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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2018-06-27, 4:57 AM

how much did it cost you to fix this problem? This is a major problem most people are facing with this laptop and i hope its inexpensive... $20? $100?

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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2018-06-27, 8:46 AM
spent around $5 in india price may vary depending on your location
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2018-06-27, 14:10 PM
Thank you
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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2018-07-19, 10:18 AM

Resolution! Here's what happened with my Y520- The hinge was always a bit stiff, but got worse. After 1 year, it started making a cracking sound when opened, and I saw separation at the base of the display bezel (front and back separating). I looked up a couple of videos on YouTube on how to disassemble the computer, and took it down to the removal of the hinges. I found out you can loosen the nut on the hinges to decrease the tension, which I did- it works great. The other issue was that 3 of the 4 hinge screw points were broken on the plastic cover (new Y520 cover is about $45 from Lenovo- https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/10944962/Lenovo/5CB0N00250/Lcd_Cover_Assembly). Because I didn't want the inconvenience of having the computer down for a period of time, I elected to use JB Weld clear epoxy to reattach the hinge (with 3 screws and screw points still attached) to the cover (I put tape around nearby wires to keep them from being glued), and put a weight on top. It worked! A few hours later, good as new.

 

Two videos to help with disassembly of a Y520:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUCxMl6LJlU – a few seconds to see disassembly steps to take

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTXGd_3zXt4 – how to disassemble

 

A couple of notes:

Loosen hinge nut so that resistance does not over stress the repair, yet is sufficiently strong to hold the lid in place (maybe a quarter turn?). I loosened mine such that the lid will close on it's own when about 4-5 inches from being closed, but that works for me- I would rather ere on the side of safety so I don't have to worry about hinge supports breaking again.

 

To remove all ribbon cables and I believe the display cable, something on the receiving connector must move- most require flipping up the black portion of the connector, I think one slides forward, and I believe you need to flip a wire retainer from the back to the up position for the the display connector.

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2018-06-27, 8:44 AM


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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2018-10-19, 12:57 PM
Can you please say me what problem did the technician quoted and where did you get it repaired?
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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2018-10-20, 10:55 AM

Actually I still have the problem. That was a temporary fix. The cause of the problem is that the hinge that connects the display panel and the lid is broken from both the side. So , to fix that i will have to replace the whole hinge part and approx cost of all the replacement process is $120 for me.

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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2018-12-02, 12:08 PM

I am also having the same problem since a few months, and i ordered the laptop form US to India. Did u repair it yet?

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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2018-12-15, 9:26 AM
I took my laptop to the official lenovo store. They said it would cost me 10k inr to repair. So i didn't repair. Laptop was still under warranty but they said that won't be covered under warranty. The actual price of the components is $45 but imports and taxes are way high.
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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2019-07-13, 13:37 PM

This is an annoying problem and the tight hinge was starting to break the back plastic LCD cover  but I FINALLY have it solved from a local laptop repair expert as there are no Lenovo service centers in my Region.

 

In my case it occured because of Too tight hinges, he disassembled the laptop almost completely requires quite a time around 40-45 minutes to do it

Loosen the screws on the mettalic hinge part and applied WD40 to decrease a bit of friction.

 

After that it was smooth as hell :)

Hope it helps

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Re: Lenovo y520 hinge crackling sound

2019-07-15, 4:38 AM

I have the same problem. My warranty expired. It started with one side of the hinge and worked it way to the other hinge. The bottom of the plastic housing has now split open and the hinge parts are exposed and even came apart. When I opened the laptop for the last time,  a metal piece came off the hinge. I'm afraid to opent the lid once more. Hoping I didn't permanently broken any housing or fixtures. 

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