Not sure if this is the right place to post this. Got this problem with my father's Asus laptop (A54c i think). its lid has recently developed cracks near the hinges, first on one side a few weeks ago, now the other side has gone the same way.Opening and closing the lid has become impossible without doing further damage. Strips of strong black 'gaffer' tape have been applied to the cracks if only to keep dust out of them and slow down further damage, but really it needs a more permanent fix.
I have searched the web and found that replacements are available but i am not that confident about being able to fit one sucessfully (willing to learn how to do it though). I was wondering if there was any other way to repair the current lid sucesfully. The PC is not that old and works fine so replacement of the whole machine seems unnnessesary.
part of the problem is handling. My Dad enjoys his laptop, but his eyesight isnt that good and he has to hold the machine up close to his eyes to read certain things. This has put a lot of strain on the casing - which to be honest wasnt the toughest or best quality in the first place. I am wondering also if anyone knew of anything that could be used to support the laptop whilst holding it?
Any help woud be appreciated.