Tight lid on a laptop

  Ikelos 09:19 25 Jun 2006

hi, The lid on the laptop seems tight, it sort of gives a creek when opened, any way of freeing it up..dont really want to give the hinges a squirt of wd40, unless that is what everyone does..


  Diodorus Siculus 09:26 25 Jun 2006

What brand of laptop? Hope it not FS:

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  spuds 09:35 25 Jun 2006

WD40 as been known to work, but seeing the problems of cracked cases on stress points, I would consult with the manufacturers or supplier.
What make, and how old is the laptop!.

  Ikelos 10:44 25 Jun 2006

the laptop is a Dell inspiron XPS not one week old yet, perhaps they are all like it...


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:10 25 Jun 2006

Pop into PC world and try another laptop if thats ok then send yours back under warrenty.

  Ikelos 11:12 25 Jun 2006

hi, good idea, will give that a try....

  Taff™ 12:40 25 Jun 2006

Since when did Dell supply PC World? I suggest you phone Dell Technical Support - details are on the delivery Note / Invoice.

  piggy 16:41 25 Jun 2006

I had stiff hinges on my Fujitsu Siemens laptop when I first got it , I used halfords rubber and nylon lubricant on the hinges , it took a few days before they freed off a bit but to date there has been no furthur problem.

  Ikelos 18:16 25 Jun 2006

Taff™, I think was meant, try another laptop,any make and see what they are like..

piggy, nice one,thanks...

  Forum Editor 18:31 25 Jun 2006

into the hinges - you may find it works wonders.

  Ikelos 21:35 25 Jun 2006

well, tell you something for nothing, as the dreaded :-)) FE has said, talc is the thing, I put a little on with a small brush, closed and opened the little a few times and lo and behold the creaking has all gone.....nice one


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