So I have a broken left hinge, and am considering buying the hinge kit plus instructions etc. What I want to know is how easy is the procedure, the fact that epoxy and a clamp are required makes me wonder what I have to do to get the thing open in the first place!?
hmm.. ok no replies so far, I'll rephrase the question. Have people been happy with the hinge kit? and the resultant repair they were able to carry out? Has anyone tried the repair and ended up binning their powerbook?
The take-apart manual does cover hinge replacement, but it isn't a simple procedure. With the guide you can probably do it, but most of the problems that arise would be cosmetic damage such as scratches on the casing etc. If this doesn't scare you, then go ahead and give it a shot, but again.. no guarantees. It is possible to kill your LCD during the replacement and that is no cheap fix.