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    Default Laptop cover is loose

    Hi folks --

    I have a 20,000 year-old—well, maybe more like 10—IBM Thinkpad X22 whose cover (lid? the thing you put down to close it) has lost its ability to stay up. When it's straight up, at the pivot point, it either flops closed, or all the way down backwards, so I usually have to hold it with one hand – a real pain.

    So my question is, can this be repaired? Is it a home repair, and what tools/parts would I need? Otherwise, where would I take it (I'm in the Reston/Herndon/Vienna area) and what should it cost?

    Thank you for any advice anyone may have. ...Fred (edit out e-mail .. canuck)
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    Hi there, and welcome.

    Theres no need to include your email address, we dont reply that way.

    Might be a good idea to remove it

    The service manual for that laptop is available online:

    http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub...df/24p2975.pdf

    Removing the hinges *looks* simple enough to me, so if your handy with a screwdriver, you might want to have a go yourself, otherwise take it to your local tech.

    The part number for the hinges is possibly 04P3168 and google brings up prices around $7, although how old that info is is anyones guess.

    Have a look through the manual, and see what you think.
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