11-09-2017 11:18 AM
The right hinge on my laptop is broken, and it is causing my laptop to turn off when it is moved. I plan on ordering a new arm hinge to replace it. When i try to open my laptop, or turn it into a tablet there is loud cracking and difficulty changing screen position, as if the entired screen is about to snap off. If my laptop is on a flat surface, the entire screen is slanted down on the right due to the broken hinge.
Is the 00HT617 hinge kit/part the one i need to replace it ?
Has anyone else had this problem or fixed it ?
11-09-2017 01:42 PM
Replacing the hinge requires a nearly complete disassembly of your laptop. The steps to require the removal of the following, which may be a bit daunting if you have never taken apart a laptop before.
1. Base Cover Assembly
3. Battery Pack
4. Internal Storage Drive
5. Memory Module
6. Wireless LAN Card
7. Coin-Cell Battery
8. Button I/O Card
9. USB/Audio Card
10. M.2 Solid State Drive
11. ThinkPad Logo LED Card
12. Speaker Assembly
13. Media Card Reader
14. System Board
15. LCD Unit
16. LCD Bezel
17. LCD Touch Panel
Official Lenovo instructions on how to remove each of the parts can be found at https://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/showcase?sid=540&key=TGVuZw== if your are up to the task.
If you do choose to tackle it yourself, be sure to take lots of pictures, and keep track of what screws go to what part, because while they may look similar, they are of different lengths etc.
Other Reference Material
Thinkpad Yoga Disassembly
Thinkpad Yoga 14 Hardware Maintenance Manual
Using your machine type to lookup parts for your system at https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup, it appears that the part number for the hinge kit would be 00HN636 if the hinge is black, and 00HT617 if the hinge is silver.
Note: It should not really matter what color the hinges are if you replace both hinges (they come as a kit), but that is up to you..
The link below is the parts list for your system based upon the machine type model 20DM000VUS that you provided, but you may want to search at https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup using your systems serial number to get the part for your actual configuration. Note: Do not post your serial number online.
Generic parts list for Yoga 14 (Type 20DM, 20DN) Laptop (ThinkPad) - Type 20DM.