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Hinges Thinkpad Edge E530c

2015-08-13, 15:02 PM

The left hinge on my laptop is not closing properly. It has cracked the bottom casing. Is there a way without taking it all apart to determine if it is the bracket or the hinge. I would like to fix it but don't want to order both parts if it is not necessary. I am thinking it is the bracket because if I hold the bottom together I am able to close it. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Re: Hinges Thinkpad Edge E530c

2015-08-14, 10:13 AM

Hi Candie0825,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Forums!

 

Can you please help me out by sharing the snap shot of the left side hinge and the bottom case of your thinkpad E530c.

 

Please provide the above mentioned required details to assist you further.

Thank you, Have a good day.

 

Regards,

Naveen.v

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2015-08-14, 15:51 PM

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Re: Hinges Thinkpad Edge E530c

2015-08-14, 15:52 PM

When you close the laptop you have to hold the top and bottom of the computer together. If not, it feels like the entire thing is going to break.

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Re: Hinges Thinkpad Edge E530c

2015-08-17, 7:31 AM

Hi Candie0825,

 

Thanks for the snap shots, as per the snap shot attached, I see that there is a damage in the bottom base cover and as you have mentioned about the hinges issue it clearly states that the both the hinges should be replaced because the hinges comes with a pair as per my knowledge. So, here two parts might get replaced (i.e, LCD bottom base cover and Hinges). However, I would request you to take the laptop to the nearest service centre to get the issue fixed.

 

Please find the links given below to look into Lenovo authorised service centre according to your location.

https://support.lenovo.com/in/hi/contactus1/findaprovider

http://bplocator.lenovo.com/

 

Note: If the system is under ADP (Accidental damage protection) warranty, the issue may be covered under ADP warranty, terms and condition apply.

 

Please let us know, whether the above suggestion helped you.

Thank you, Have a good day.

 

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Naveen.v

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Re: Hinges Thinkpad Edge E530c

2015-11-08, 22:00 PM

Hello read support.

I have the same problem, but im looking for another sollution.

I just would like to know what is the sizes of the screw on hinges holding together with housing.

I had the problem with hinges repeatedly and now my nb is out of warranty and after last time separating hinges from housing i lost screw holding that two parts together.
Thank you very much for your answer.

Stilec

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Re: Hinges Thinkpad Edge E530c

2016-04-17, 20:42 PM

What nonsense.

 

The damage to the bottom casing is due to a broken left hinge bracket. The structural integrity of the laptop depends on that piece, but the hinges on these laptops are so tight that repeatedly opening and closing the lid will break them.

 

The solution for this is to order a new left hinge bracket and bottom case. The hinges themselves are perfectly fine and do not need to be replaced, just makes sure to untighten the left hinge a little bit so it does not stress the bracket too much.

 

I did this myself on my laptop and it cost me €30 for a new bottom case and €10 for a new hinge bracket.

 

For anyone else doing this theirselves I suggest ordering a spare hinge bracket, they're not expensive and it might break again.

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