Hinges for Gateway NE71B07u

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NorCalG
NorCalG Member Posts: 2 New User
Can anyone tell me the part number or where I can buy hinges for my Gateway NE71B07u?  The plastic case is coming apart in the corner below the power button and above the k lock port. I'm afraid that if I open it up to look inside I won't be able to use it again until I fix it! Here's a link to my laptop in case it helps
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009H2CL22/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,956 Trailblazer
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    Normally when you get that issue the hinge itself is still intact, it's the mounting holes that the hinges screws to that are breaking. You can take it apart and rebuild those mounts using an epoxy or something like JB Weld then perhaps loosen the hinge pivot screw a bit and lock it in with something like Loctite Blue. It's a bunch cheaper than replacing the case...
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  • NorCalG
    NorCalG Member Posts: 2 New User
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    Thank you so much for your help. I bought some screws and I'm going to open it up and see if I can fix it!