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Dell Inspiron 8500 hinges

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Hi - I am trying to "improve" my old laptop for my daughter. The hinges were broken - wouldn't hold the screen at all. I found and bought replacement hinges, but they are stuck or I don't know how they work, which is possible. I have removed old ones and can attach new ones. Will WD40 work for something like this? Thanks so much for any help!

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I would not use WD-40, or if you do, spray it into some other container away from the notebook, then use some other applicator to apply a tiny drop of the lubricant. But a tiny drop of penetrating oil may be better. Having the right tool is essential too, to ensure a proper fit to avoid striping or rounding out the screw head.

I would look at the links below. I prefer the first but it does not list the 8500. But it lists other Dells, so they may be similar enough to provide some ideas.


And remember, Google is your friend - Google Search - Replace Dell 8500 hinges
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