Last Christmas I bought a brand new Dell Inspiron 15r Special Edition Laptop and so far I've been quite impressed by its performance (gaming, multimedia) and features. However, the whole thing does not seem to be perfect. Recently, after about 7-8 months of moving and travelling, the pins protecting the fan system slowly started to break one by one. The outside hardware is made of 75% aluminium and the rest is plastic. So are the pins.
Here is the pic so you guys can better see it:
Also, you can clearly see a weakness in the plastic at the top right of the fan's plastic pins, left to the HDMI plug. This thing is starting to bug me and each week another pin is breaking.
So my question is: is there a way to stop that/ to make a plastic chassis stronger? When all the pins will be broken, what should I put to protect my fan? Is there a way to replace the pins?
Thank you very much everyone.
Edited by FatLord, 30 August 2013 - 08:40 PM.