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laptop case will not close, any quick fix?


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http://picasaweb.goo...m/draganplavsic

i pasted a link to some pics of my dell inspiron 4100. when i try and close the case the latch will not snap into place. it snaps back up about an inch. nothing is in its way in the latch hole either.

any quick fixes? any help would be appreciated!

Edited by dinosaur1, 15 February 2007 - 11:01 PM.

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This is uaually caused by bent hinges.

http://www.parts-peo...i...41&subid=58

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This is uaually caused by bent hinges.

http://www.parts-peo...i...41&subid=58

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thanks, could you tell me what part # it would be. i noticed the strup behind the right hinge is cracked so would it be that strip or the hinge?
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on the parts-people.com website.....
would someone be able to tell me if these are the part #'s I need if I would like to replace the hinges, palmrest assembly and keyboard based on the issue I described above....? thanks,

keyboard, SKU#:
3C048

hinge covers, SKU#:
LR4000HNG

palmrest assembly, SKU#:
2M203
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is your laptop still under warranty? if it is, it would probably be easier to get Dell to fix this for you.
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it's 5 yrs old so nope.....are these parts very hard to install by the way?
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Why are you looking at a keyboard? Palmrest? Those have nothing to do with hinges. You need these.

http://www.parts-peo...mp;prevstart=15

http://www.parts-peo...mp;prevstart=15

You will need to check to see if the plastic is interfering with the hinge action and causing the problem. It may be just adjusting what you have is all you need to do.

Go here and download the service manual, also you will need to get winrar( buy it).Unzip the file with winrar and read up on how to disassemble your laptop.

http://www.eservicei...l Inspiron 4100

http://www.rarlab.com/

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The keyboard is needed for a different reason. My shift key is broken on the right side. Is there any way to fix this without replacing he entire keyboard?

palmrest assembly is needed because the strip that goes all the around the laptop towards the back is cracked. the strip is right underneath the right and left hinges.
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