[Not a support request] Anyone have a laptop where the hinge breaks?

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[Not a support request] Anyone have a laptop where the hinge breaks?

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I have an HP Laptop 15-bs0xx with a broken hinge. Apparently for some reason, the right hinge of the computer got stuck, and thus broke when I went to close the computer. Anyone else have a similar situation with their laptop? It happened to me twice in fact, and I'm not one to abuse my computers.
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Re: [Not a support request] Anyone have a laptop where the hinge breaks?

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It is a rather common problem, particularly with the HP Envy line. There was a defect in one of HP's lines as well, but that was several years ago and I believe there was a redesign which mitigated the problem. It should be possible to get another set of hinges for under $40, but be advised that it's a somewhat involved repair.
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Re: [Not a support request] Anyone have a laptop where the hinge breaks?

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Thanks, though I'm probably just going to get another computer.
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Re: [Not a support request] Anyone have a laptop where the hinge breaks?

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Sigh. Same thing has happened here with the new Acer. The hinges are designed stiff, which was noted in many reviews - they require two hands free to open - and that isn't a problem except when the bezel loosens and screws shear off with the plastic pegs still in them. It's still quite usable, and I don't want to send it back for service without another option to use, since it will likely be a while before getting it back, but it's super annoying.
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