Help on broken hinge or latch on G4 15"

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  1. bototucuxi macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am new on this but i have a doubt you might want to help me on this: yesterday my baby boy fall down on my G4 titanium and the left side of the notebook i think brooke.. I dont know if its the hinge or latch or something else...

    I mean the case where the lcd is have a rectangular hole and there is a thing that moves the lcd up and down to open and close the monitor that does not go up and down even with the strongest force... I do not know how to fix this.

    I rang the Apple and they told me that they need to replace all the display with LCD included because is a G4 Titaniun!!!! This is Crazy because my LCD is perfect!!

    Well I need some help on this and hope you can help me out thanks!!

    I am posting two photos os the damaged powerbook for you to have a look into the problem.

    Boto
     

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  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    This is a common problem on the TiBooks and since it's one piece, they will replace the whole display.
     
  3. bototucuxi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But what is brooken?? Cant I buy the part that is broken, open de Lcd lid and replace the part, or even better glue the broken part together with epoxy?

    Replacing the whole display will be very costly $$$$ probably the cost of a new notebook....
     
  4. monkey86 macrumors 6502

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    no you cant buy a part it is a complete assembly (the hinge and lcd are one piece) you would be better off getting a new notebook.
     
  5. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    I have the exact same problem and even though it is possible to replace the hinges, it's horribly hard and expensive (you will pay over 300 EUR to get it fixed).

    The entire case containing the screen is glued together and you will have to take almost the entire Powerbook apart in order to take the screen area off.

    if you still manage to replace the screen without breaking anything in the process, you will almost certainly end up with a bended rim.

    PLUS, the replacement hinges are ridiculously expensive (over 100 EUR).

    I've used my last-generation Titanium for six years now and have pushed it to the absolute edge perfomance-wise, but now I'll just wait till Apple upgrades the Macbook Pro and get a new one.

    vSpacken
     
  6. bototucuxi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well this is crazy... there must be a way to fix this damaged hinge back to the display.

    I will try to fix it with ARALDITE glue or with some sort of resin glue that fix everything. I will not take the display out will make the glueing process directly from hinge to display box and see the result after.

    Anyone this this before???

    thanks.

    boto
     
  7. vollspacken macrumors 65816

    vollspacken

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    trust me, it will break off.

    but if you want to break your second hinge too, go ahead...

    vSpacken
     
  8. bototucuxi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Volks,

    Did you sent your powerbook to Apple to replace the display??

    Is this so the only method to recover the notebook???

    This people from Apple a great to make money... really its out of context that a person cant change a hinge and have to replace the hole display box... its crazy really... I think I am better of with a notebook with windows or linux...
     
  9. monkey86 macrumors 6502

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    you cant fix it, its glued not screwed. you are not an apple repair shop!

    you will either have to send it back to them or get a new laptop - after 6 + years you should be glad that it lasted so long!
     

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