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Token Ring
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Registered: ‎07-13-2011
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t61 screen wobbles on hinge

how to fix without dissassembly it is only certain angles 


t61 7665-d61

ThinkPad Twist S230U-
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Re: t61 screen wobbles on hinge

you can't repair it per se, you would need to change the hinge.

Jin Li

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Bit Torrent
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Registered: ‎01-02-2011
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Re: t61 screen wobbles on hinge

It's a very common problem, Lenovo replaces them under warranty, but otherwise you'd need to buy and replace the hinges. They aren't expensive (about $15usd), but they aren't fun to install. When you install, be very careful when dissembling the Lid assembly, the bezel is glued on with double sided tape and also has clips, it's very easy to break the clips, and the screen is extremely easy to crack too. The right hinge is much easier then the left. Many people find that replacing only one does the job of making it feel tight again.
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