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Serial Port
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎10-30-2009
Location: Canada
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SL500 Left Hinge Broken

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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.

 

Link to picture

 

Is there anything I can do to get this fixed?

 

Pictures attached:

http://imgur.com/flCzn.jpg

http://imgur.com/Ksq25.jpg

 

Also, I just saw that a bunch of other people have this same problem even on this forum...

 

 

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Token Ring
Posts: 89
Registered: ‎09-11-2010
Location: Romania
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Re: SL500 Left Hinge Broken

hi

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.

good luck

What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-19-2010
Location: Swansea, Wales, UK
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Re: SL500 Left Hinge Broken

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?

Token Ring
Posts: 89
Registered: ‎09-11-2010
Location: Romania
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Re: SL500 Left Hinge Broken

i used the info and videos from http://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/ion/

first disassambley and then reassambley.

good luck

Paper Tape
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-09-2010
Location: Leicester UK
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Re: SL500 Left Hinge Broken

HI,

 

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.

What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2011
Location: Egypt
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Re: SL500 Left Hinge Broken

please i'd like to tell me the Exact Cost of the Hinges Smiley Happy..

Fanfold Paper
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎01-04-2011
Location: Australia
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Re: SL500 Left Hinge Broken

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

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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Re: SL500 Left Hinge Broken

@saxenaabhi6, do you have a SL500 too?
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Jin Li

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Token Ring
Posts: 89
Registered: ‎09-11-2010
Location: Romania
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Re: SL500 Left Hinge Broken

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i bought both hinges off ebay link

 

be sure they can deliver to your country.

good luck.

What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-21-2011
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Re: SL500 Left Hinge Broken

Have the same problem on my sl500 as well. It just broke when I opened it. Only hanging by the two wires Smiley Sad