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Crack in laptop shell makes charging a chore.


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#1 Fighters4Life

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:59 PM

Hello,

 

My computer is an Acer Aspire Model E5-E21, which was purchased in July 2015. It is a Windows 10 PC.

 

Around early-November, my computer had developed a crack in the top-right corner of the bottom half, where the charge component is held within the computer. What I didn't know at the time (I'm 14 years old) was that it would prevent me from charging most times. I remember the PC losing some plastic pieces (likely the teeth holding the corner together) from the corner and whatnot, and a few days after the crack started developing, I got quite a few KERNEL_POWER_ERROR crashes. Those are finally gone, though, so it might have been memory.

 

How can I solve the splitting? I cannot charge my computer while open unless I hold the charge cable at an odd angle, and cannot charge it closed without causing a hassle (putting some pressure on it, using my hands to lift the shell, etc.).

 

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1. A picture of the computer in general. I was trying to focus on the battery housing, but that would just be difficult, I thought.

2. The tab on the top left corner of my PC, which looks fine.

3. The tab on the top right corner, which is slightly bent in contrast.

4. A dark image of my computer's top left corner, which is still fine.

5. A flash image of the crack in the top right corner, stretched open by my younger sister, showcasing my laptop's internals.

6. The unattended crack in the top right corner.

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