Lap top held together by garden wire!

  thanx 15:54 09 Oct 2010
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My son has been a bit heavy handed and as a result we have a perfectly good and functioning lap top, but now the screen is temporarily held on to the base by garden wire as the hinges are shattered. Has anyone had a similar experience?What are my options? Can I replace the screen and/or base? Would it have to be a screen and base from the original manufacturer or are there compatible replacements? I am reasonably handy so could do the work myself if not requiring specialist skills.

  jimv7 16:40 09 Oct 2010

Check out ebay for the parts required, I just replaced the screen on an acer laptop very cheaply.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:40 09 Oct 2010

Make and model?

  thanx 17:30 09 Oct 2010

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo LI1820, about 2/3 yrs old.

  jimv7 17:59 09 Oct 2010

click here for the screen

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:09 09 Oct 2010

How to fix on a dell click here (wont be much different on your Amilo)

google for parts

or get a quote for a repair from click here

  woodchip 19:33 09 Oct 2010

It sounds like its a new hinge not screen or Laptop you need

  woodchip 19:36 09 Oct 2010

It sounds like its a new hinge not screen or Laptop you need

PS can you fabricate one out of that Plastic Putty type stuff and file and drill it

  robin_x 19:46 09 Oct 2010

I know my Compaq has spares for hinges and brackets.

I saw them when I was trying to find out what screen I had (cos' i broke that)

Other mfr's have varying levels of online support docs.
If you can't find a parts list or maintenance pdf, phone the support helpline.

  thanx 10:24 10 Oct 2010

Thanks for all your suggestions, I'll follow them all up.

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