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Computer Base Separating


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#1 dyingspecies

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 01:59 PM

(Sorry if this is the wrong place to post...)

 

My family has had a Toshiba laptop for 3 1/2 years. It's had some bumps and bruises, but nothing too serious has happened until a few months ago.
Someone tripped on the computer cord while it was plugged in. The main problem it caused was that the bottom half of the computer base became separated from the top half (due to the cord port being shifted). A few days later the computer "magically" fixed itself and looked fairly normal.
However, today I was closing the computer as I normally would when the opposite corner popped out for seemingly no reason!
I don't know how to fix this. Is it worth taking in to a shop? The computer still runs normally; it's just the outside.
If I try to close it, it makes an awful cracking sound so I don't want to try closing it again.
Some pictures of the predicament below.

 

https://imgur.com/a/ZACAs

https://imgur.com/vjFwjMo


Edited by dyingspecies, 08 October 2017 - 01:59 PM.


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#2 Joe C

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:47 AM

looks like your going to need a new lower frame and possible a top half and hinge assembly... you can find new replacement parts on ebay



#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:27 PM

Even if, as Joe_C suggests, you can source the parts on e-bay or elsewhere you are looking at quite a lot of work.

 

Since you say the computer is still working normally, can you afford the inconvenience of keeping it open ?  Failing that it would be much simpler to consider replacing it. An option to consider.

 

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