In general, laptop hinges are strong


  1. 22.02.2011, 15:41#1

    Hinge crooked

    Hello,

    The right hinge on my almost 6 month old T410 is crooked - it was right from the start, but I don't know whether it is the same or less (I didn't take a picture at the time).

    My question: Can I see it as a small blemish or do I have to worry that it will wear out faster because of it or that even the attachment to the notebook or display frame will be too stressed. (I've already seen bad pictures here where the hinge has broken from the display frame.)

    I could still live with a blemish. But if it wears out faster it would be extremely unfavorable, as the hinges only have the limited warranty of 12 months.

  2. 22.02.2011, 15:48#2

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    Hello,

    I would check whether the screwing is correct, and: as long as everything can be moved smoothly, I see no / fewer problems. If, on the other hand, there is a problem, someone should look after it.
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  3. 22.02.2011, 15:56#3
    Where can I look after the screw connection? You can only get there if you dismantle half the ThinkPad.

    I also don't feel like calling a technician straight away because of such a trifle.

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    Oops,

    You are right, probably no screw will go through the LAN socket ...
    (My mistake.)
    Then I'm at the end of my game. Open completely, I wouldn't advise either.

    Greetings,

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    ... I think all T410s and T410s have that, at least the ones I've seen so far. Not quite as strong as yours, though.

    I took a closer look at it, tried to screw the hinge again, but didn't work.

  6. 22.02.2011, 17:37#6
    At work we have over 100 x T410s. I didn't notice it in any of the rooms (everyone was wrapped up when setting up the room). With these, the hinge closes perfectly flush with the bracket on the notebook without a gap (mine when you look at it from the rear).

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    Quote by MrSirius ',' index.php? Page = Thread & postID = 1049560 # po st1049560
    At work we have over 100 x T410s. I didn't notice any of them
    ... well then take a closer look at the parts. I think you will discover something with everyone when the display is on and set so that the "light gap" is small from the angle of view.

    Then report it, I'm curious.

  8. 23.02.2011, 07:33#8
    I looked at a handful of T410s again at work, it's not the case with any. There is no gap at all between the hinge (below) and the notebook (if you look at it from behind). When looking at my T410 from the rear, you can clearly see that it is not screwed together flush with the notebook.

  9. 24.02.2011, 07:52#9
    I sent an email with the pictures to the specialist dealer in Berlin, where I bought the T410, who is also a certified Lenovo partner and is allowed to carry out the repairs.
    The technician thinks that it may be enough to retighten the screw connection on the hinge, if not it has to be replaced.
    I took a look in the Hardware Maintenance Manual to see what you have to take apart to get to the hinges. Even if you just want to retighten the screws, you have to dismantle the entire TP, it makes no difference whether retightening or replacing completely.
    Before that, I already dread, it is almost inevitable that after screwing it back together, any other splat dimensions are no longer correct or something creaks. Some of them have already had bad stories about repairs to their TP.

  10. 01.03.2011, 08:31#10
    Anyone else the problem?

  11. 10.03.2011, 21:09#11
    Tightening the hinges did not help. The hinges were swapped, then it looked even worse. Then half of the device was taken apart and everything was re-tightened. Now it looks like the old one with the new hinges. The technician said that it will not be the hinges, but the structure frame, which is apparently minimally warped. Replacing it would be a huge effort, which he would advise against, as it would not be necessary because of the hinges.

    If I had known that beforehand, I could have saved myself the hassle. But the dealer said the hinges would have to be replaced with safety devices. After the repair, the technician said that he would have advised against it if he had known that I could live with the blemish.

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    Quote by MrSirius ',' index.php? Page = Thread & postID = 1054267 # po st1054267
    Anyone else the problem?
    .... yes, as already written. And that on a T410s and a T410. However, it is not as extreme as it is with you. Actually, both lower parts of the hinges are crooked. But this is only noticeable on the right and that's what I meant by the light gap, between the upper edge of the hinge and the lower edge of the recess in the display lid. OK, we only eden by a few tenths of a millimeter. Only, in my first job, I once learned a precision mechanic. It depends on hundredths and less. That bothers me, the only question is whether I am really complaining about it now.

    As it is with you, however, I would not accept.

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    With my X200t (I know it's a different book) it even looked like the right edge of the display drags when I turn it into tablet mode. The left side has 3mm clearance.

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    The technician said that it will not be the hinges, but the structure frame, which is apparently minimally warped.
    the structure frame is there (among other things) that the main board is not warped.
    but if the frame is warped, the forces also affect the mainborad, which sooner or later can / will cause flexing.

    but if the frame were warped, your TP would have to wobble otherwise you would have to do something against it manually.

    put in a photo open and closed of the whole TP.

    Oh, by the way, note the Thinkpads are becoming screwdrivers more and more unfriendly. Hinge screws are now under the body and only have a one-year guarantee, which in the worst case means loss of guarantee if you change them yourself
    then you need thinkpad protection insurance again if you want to have a certain level of security.
    at some point lenovo may offer insurance to protect Thinkpad / Lenovo users from poorly trained lenovo employees. * double face palm *
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  16. 11.03.2011, 17:01#16
    I spoke to the certified Lenovo service dealer again today. He talks to the chief technician about what needs to be done.
    The TP is straight, nothing wobbles. On the phone, the service employee said that it could be that there is only a minimal burr at the point where the hinge is screwed and that it is therefore tightened at an angle when screwing.

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