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Laptop hinge

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I bought a replacement laptop screen and the hinges don't fit into the socket. Only on side fits. How would I go about fixing it?

 

 

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Re: Laptop hinge

First is to contact the vendor and verify the compatibility of the display assembly with your system model.

It either fits, or it doesn't - and it sounds like you've the wrong display assembly for whatever unspecified model system you have.

 

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I'll have to contact the vendor. I asked Dell support for the part number and they gave WGTPY and I order that. I looked at the product specifications and it gave C40PK and WGTPY. I have a xps 9360. Is it possible to slightly bend the hinge over to fit into the socket with a clamp?

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I would not do that.  It will stress the display (which as you know has a glass cover on the outside).  Just a shade too much torque and the glass can crack.

It looks to be the proper part - that said, did the original screen fit correctly?  If it did, then the replacement looks like it's damaged and you should ask for a replacement from your supplier.

If the system was dropped -- which was the cause of the need for the display in the first place -- it's entirely possible the bottom chassis was damaged, in which case that's the part to replace, not the screen.

 

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Re: Laptop hinge

The palm rest was replaced several months ago and it was from Dell itself so I don't think that's the problem.

The laptop had a black screen and failed LCD test so I decided to replace the screen itself.

I'll wait for the response of the vendor.

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