How to Repair Laptop Screen Hinges

By Adam Raphael

Working with a wobbly laptop screen is not only annoying, but tiring as well. Imagine having to constantly move the laptop hinges just to align the screen. A faulty laptop screen hinge may also be the cause of other problems. This may cause problems for you while opening and closing your laptop, or having to deal with a detached LCD screen. It is best to repair your laptop screen hinges the moment you detect any defects. You can fix your laptop screen hinge in just a few minutes and avoid further damages on the device.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Flat-head screwdriver

Step 1

Unplug your laptop from its power source and remove its battery. You need to remove the battery of the laptop prior to any disassembly or repair to eliminate the risk of electric shock.

Step 2

Inspect your laptop's keyboard and see if it is being held by any screws. Keyboard covers normally have a thin plastic strip that is used to cover up the gap in between the top of your keyboard and the bottom part of your LCD screen. Some laptop keyboards simply snap into place. Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove all the screws, should you find any.

Step 3

Use your flat-head screwdriver to pry off your keyboard's cover. The hinge cover is normally attached to the cover of your keyboard. Pry off or unscrew covers of the individual hinges separately if your plastic hinge cover is not a part of your laptop cover. Do this once the cover of your keyboard has been removed.

Step 4

Locate the screws on the screen bezel of your laptop. The screen bezel refers to the small plastic frame that outlines the LCD screen of your laptop. Most bezels are screwed underneath small rubber stoppers. Pry it out with your flat-head screwdriver to remove the screws underneath using your Phillips screwdriver.

Step 5

Reattach the screen bezel and snap your laptop's keyboard cover back into its place as soon as you have tightened the screws with your screwdriver.