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Dell's hinge policy regarding Inspiron 15 7000 series

I am seeing more of these cracked open laptops come to my shop and every single one of them were lacking locktite on the fasteners/screws. The locktite is the blue paint looking material at the end of the screws.  The bottom of these screws should be completely blue if an adequate amount of locktite were applied. These laptops have none at all or a small patch on one side of the screw.

Every single screw is loose on these models because of it.  The hinges are absolutely fine it is the looseness of the screws causing a cascade chassis support failure. It begins by some screws coming loose resulting in more stress placed on adjacent tighter screws near the hinges. This higher than normal stress causes the chassis to crack at the hinges later causing complete hinge separation.

This is 100% a manufacturer quality control issue and Dell is 100% liable in my opinion.

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