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post #1 of 18 Old 10-16-2007, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Laptop screen falls.

Hey guys...I'm having a slight issue with my laptop. When I open it...the screen won't hold up it's own weight in the truck. Like when I take a corner, the screen will either close or open up all the way. I opened up the computer and there is no way to tighten the hinges. Anyone have any ideas??? It's really ticking me off.


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I want to know this one too sometimes i have that problem with my Dell

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That's what mine is...an older Dell Latitude.


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Quit takin' it in the truck when you're pullin' 40G corner maneuvers... Should be an adjustment screw. What's your service tag number? I'll look it up for you.

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Service TAG is listed as: BLKNY01
When I took it all apart lastnight I didn't see anything that could be adjusted.


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Quit takin' it in the truck when you're pullin' 40G corner maneuvers... Should be an adjustment screw. What's your service tag number? I'll look it up for you.
HAAAA.....My thought exactly evil. If Ditty would just slow down a bit!!
That new tranny must be hookin up pretty good.
Just looked at my laptop and it has screws in the back for sinching down.
He!!.....jam some toothpicks or paper clips in there or a dab of hot glue.....SOMETHING to keep ya on the ORG bro

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The only reason I have it open in the truck is when I have the GPS going. I'm eventually going to fab up a mount for the laptop...but as it is now...I usually just have it either on the center armrest console or in the passenger seat.


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I just sent you the service manual for your laptop. I didn't notice anything when I browsed through it, but this might help you.

Looks like someone renewed warranty and it just lapsed...

System Summary
Service Tag: BLKNY01
System Type: Latitude C600
Ship Date: 10/20/2001
Dell IBU: Americas
Description Provider Start Date End Date Days Left
CompleteCare DELL 10/20/2001 10/20/2002 0
CompleteCare DELL 10/20/2002 10/20/2004 0
Out of Warranty DELL 11/23/2004 12/31/2004 0
Out of Warranty DELL 8/4/2006 9/30/2007 0

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post #9 of 18 Old 10-16-2007, 06:31 PM
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You need new hinges - $20 or so... and someone smarter than me to install

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or put it in your seat and use the seat to prop up the screen -- thats what I used to do in my Progressive vehicle when my laptop lid was having problems
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