Dell laptop loose screen
Posted 10 August 2005 - 08:02 AM
Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:09 AM
Posted 13 August 2005 - 02:10 AM
you didn't mention what make and model your loptop is so i can't take you thru the steps as all different models have different screw locations
Edited by Stasiek, 13 August 2005 - 02:11 AM.
Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:15 PM
Posted 13 September 2007 - 04:56 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 (out of warranty, of course), and I have this same problem. I've tried the screw tightening as well, and it does nothing. What can I do at this point, short of buying another laptop? Anyone know how to fix this?
Refer to the Dell service manual for exact instructions.
Make sure you have tightened the screws under the display bezel and hinge cover. You do not need to disconnect the display from the laptop. Just remove the bezel by carefully removing the rubber bumpers that cover the screws, they will remain sticky so you can replace them when your are done. Then remove the screws and carefully pry the bezel off. It helps to use your finger nail and carefully push the screen edge of the bezel away towards the edge of the laptop while lifting up. Once off you will find the hinge screws.
Now you need to tighten the bottom half the hinge screws. There is an indentation of the left side of the hinge cover (where the power button is) that you can use a screw driver to pry it up. Then tighten those hinge screws.
If tightening the screws does not fix the problem then your hinges are worn and will need to be replaced.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:04 PM
What I found when I attempted to tighten the screws was that the original screws that were screwed into the hinge were not able to tighten at all. I swapped them with the ones holding the casing in place and that seemed to work.
Let's hope that this "fix" will hold for another 2 years, by which time I'm sure it'll be time to replace the laptop completely.
BTW, it's a Dell Inspiron 6000
Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:16 PM
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