01-22-2018 03:40 PM
(I am only writing this because my parents refuse to listen to me and they want "Lenovo" to help me with this problem.)
So I own a Lenovo G470 (Ideapad) that I bought in 2011. About 7 months ago, the laptop's hinges started to become lose and then since 4-5 months, bits and pieces of the laptop case keep falling apart/breaking around the hinges. It was a bit bothersome but nothing too serious.
However, last week the laptop's screen became tilted (??) like one hinge/side is up and the other is down. It's almost diagonal. And the wire connecting to the laptop screen is exposed (i dont know how) maybe because the hinge's piece broke so the wire is exposed and it's almost on the verge of breaking too. (Ill be attaching the pics of the laptop below.)
My warranty expired ages ago. But I dont mind paying for the repair. Is there a way if I contact a real Lenovo store nearby and ask them to "repair" my broken laptop. My parents would rather spend 80-140 dollars repairing this than buy me a new 700/800 dollar laptop.
Honestly, if some of you wanna tell me that this laptop is beyond repair, believe me I know! My parents refuse to listen to me -_- So this is just to prove them Im right.
01-22-2018 03:58 PM
01-22-2018 04:29 PM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
I agree with sergioosh, seeing that the machine is still functional with intact LCD and board.
With a structural issue, this is a good project to work on maybe with your dad but if you need tools then you can use this service locator to get you a Lenovo authorized service center.
Parts availability for the case and hinges can be a factor in pricing but refurbished or owners of the same model with bad board will be a good source of parts. If searching for a specific part number, then try parts lookup here and hardware manual here.