1. You may have noticed things look a little different around here - we've switched to a new platform (XenForo) and have some new forum styles and features. This how-to guide will help you find your way around. If you find anything that looks strange, post it in this thread.

Screen hinge lubrication

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by ed22, Dec 18, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ed22

    ed22 Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    96
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    Messages:
    103
    What lubricant will you recommend to lubricate the screen hinges in a laptop? My laptop makes a cracking noise every time I open or close the lid. My laptop is a Toshiba L20-SP119 (equivalent to the L25-S119, just with a spanish keyboard). Thanks.
     
  2. thelaxplaya7

    thelaxplaya7 Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    Messages:
    43
    Yes it should work if u lube it, but also check to see if the plastics are rubbing against each other that was my problem, then i took of the plastic casing and then it fixed that, as for a recommendation, I'm not sure never really heard of any try 3-in-1 oil?
     
  3. dietcokefiend

    dietcokefiend DietGreenTeaFiend

    Reputations:
    2,289
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Messages:
    3,023
    The clutches that are inside the hinges require a special grease lubricant. Not oil. They are usually pregreased and remain that way for life with no way of adjustment besides replacing them. Cracking sound means that something is broken.
     
  4. Qhs

    Qhs Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    40
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Messages:
    666
    Do you mean creaking? Cracking means something worse.
     
  5. valley

    valley Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    117
    soap (no joke) or graphite powder, you can buy at most automotive supply stores in tiny tubes for $1.60.
     
  6. rdnx7

    rdnx7 Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    21
    it may have come with grease, but I see way that it would be required. Oil should stop the creaking, even if it is only a temporary fix.
     
Similar Threads: Screen hinge
Forum Title Date
Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades Why do a lot of newer laptops have the bent screen hinge? Apr 13, 2010
Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades Screen hinges problem Dec 15, 2008
Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades Dell e1505 hinge to screen assembly Aug 27, 2008
Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades Is it me, or do laptop hinges and the screens feel weak? Jan 7, 2008
Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades Best Full HD notebook screen for 15 inch clevo +internal soundcard ? Apr 17, 2015

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page