Wearing out of LCD hinge question

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Sulk, Sep 22, 2006.

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

    Sulk Notebook Guru

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    I'm a bit concerned about the lcd hinges on laptops particularly on my Z60m. How long will it take before they wear out?
     
  2. I'm Confused?

    I'm Confused? Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    33
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Thinkpads are generally very sturdy. My old school used to sell some that were over 5 years old and the hinges were still great! I would say a couple hundred thousand openings (that's not as little as you may think)
     
  3. Dreamer

    Dreamer The Bad Boy

    Reputations:
    2,699
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    5,621
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    205
    These hinges are made of steel, you really can't find stronger...
     
  4. dietcokefiend

    dietcokefiend DietGreenTeaFiend

    Reputations:
    2,289
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Messages:
    3,023
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    All are, some just have plastic covers. It is usually a friction material inside them that wears out though. I would say 3-5 years of use before it starts getting loose or sloppy.
     
  5. jukem

    jukem Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    After carrying my t60 14in around campus for 2 weeks I can honestly say that pretty much everything on it is very sturdy and well built. Sometimes I forget I even have it in my bag.:D
     
  6. Dreamer

    Dreamer The Bad Boy

    Reputations:
    2,699
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    5,621
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    205
    I would not count on that... there are thousands of different kinds of steel...
     
  7. Qhs

    Qhs Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    40
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Psh, don't worry about it. Ill give it a max of 5 years with massive abuse and 10 years with here and there use.
     
  8. dietcokefiend

    dietcokefiend DietGreenTeaFiend

    Reputations:
    2,289
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Messages:
    3,023
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    I wasn't commenting on it further than saying they are all steel.
     
  9. Dreamer

    Dreamer The Bad Boy

    Reputations:
    2,699
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    5,621
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Sorry I just didn't read it.

    yes they are all steel
     
  10. paqtrick22

    paqtrick22 Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    17
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    yep.. all are steel...

    have you looked into the ACER's forum? one guy there had taken pics of his laptop that had cracked hinges (the plastic covering the stell hinges holding the LCD frame).
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page