10-10-2019 03:13 PM
My Thinkpad L480 has a hairline crack starting at the lower left side of the touch pad, and continuing to the front very slightly down. At first I thought it was a hair, then noted the crack The computer has never fallen, and is used 99% at home. Has anyone else experienced this with the shell of the computer.
10-10-2019 06:12 PM
I have not, but I would not be too concerned if it is not expanding or causing any problems. A L480 Upper Case is not very expensive (found some online for $22-50 depending on vendor and whether it has the fingerprint reader or not), but replacing it requires nearly a complete disassembly of the laptop since it is the part on which everything is mounted, so unless you are very comfortable disassembling laptops, there is a possibility of doing more harm than good.
I cannot see the crack, but you might even consider squeezing in a bit of glue to stabilize it if it becomes an issue.
Best of luck,