Sloppy Hinges on 1800T


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Sloppy Hinges on 1800T

Postby Box134 » Sun, 07 Mar 2004 10:03:15 GMT

The old Compaq Presario 1800T is a champ but it's showing its age a bit. The
screen won't stay in any position away from vertical. Looking closely at the
hinges, it appears they rely on detents in the hinges to provide the holding
force. Unfortunately, the little bumps that provide the braking force become
worn down, losing their effectiveness. Has anyone found a way to fix this?

The hinge is integral to the screen, so I don't see any way to replace just
that part.

Re: Sloppy Hinges on 1800T

Postby Jas » Wed, 08 Sep 2004 22:41:52 GMT

"Box134" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in

This is a pretty late reply. Maybe you'll see this. The manufacturer is 
Reell Precision Manufacturing. They've helped a few people, including me, 
before, but they're not a retail business. Compaq once sent me the wrong 
hinges as a replacement, so that's how I ended up going through Reell (who 
kindly replaced them for free -- I did the work). The other options are 
Ebay and searching the net for used parts. They're out there. Of course, 
they're used, and how much, you'll never know. My experience now is that 
they'll go again, eventually. I'm looking for my second replacement pair.

Josh Schneider

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