Screen hinge lubrication

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  1. ed22

    ed22 Notebook Consultant

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Do you mean creaking? Cracking means something worse.
     
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    soap (no joke) or graphite powder, you can buy at most automotive supply stores in tiny tubes for $1.60.
     
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    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.
     
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