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In over my head!


So I’m trying to break into the repair business so I’m carefully jumping into the pool and I do know how to swim. A client brought me a Dell 3950 or G3 17” laptop. There is a design flaw in this laptop that causes the hinges to separate from the screen. So I got it apart using the Dell service manual. But I can’t get a good image of what it looks like when it’s not broken. Specifically I can see where the hinges are screwed onto the bottom case but I can’t see how they attach to the display. I could really use a ray of light to show me the way. I am willing to pay for help if that’s appropriate to say here. If not, my apologies. Don’t want anyone to think I’m taking their help for granted. Thanks for listening.

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Hey Mountain,

Follow this link to YouTube:

Around the 8:30 mark he is working around the hinges of an XPS model but they are generally the same.

Hope this helps!

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Yes, Yes, Yes!!! I had actually found another video but this one is event better. Sometimes it boils down to knowing what to ask for. It was the hinge repair I was looking for not the screen repair. Doing these things for the first time is heady stuff, but I now have the confidence to complete the repair. Not sure if the client knows where the hinge screws are, those flat head ones, but I ordered some just in case. And you instinctively knew what I was really looking for. Apparently this laptop has issues when it comes to the hinges. Anyway repairing it is going to be so satisfying. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!


BTW, this one I found is for the exact model I am repairing. Unfortunately it is not translated into English but a video is worth a million words.


Awesome! I'm glad this helped a bit.


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