- 13 months ago
So a friend of mine asked me for help with His laptop one of the hinges was broken. And it was also somehow causing His laptop to power off when He opened it.
So I cracked open the thing to find the threads holding for the screws that held the hinge to the frame had been completely ripped out. And the reason it was shutting off the laptop was because it was rubbing against the wire for the power connector. So we wrapped the wire with electrical tape to start out with. Pretty standard. Then came fixing the hinge. We decided to try and put the threading back in place and locking it with this thing He had in His car called JB Weld. Which 2 different liquids that mix together and once hardened turn into a plastic. Well securing the threads with it didn't work. WE let it dry long enough but the force of the laptop screen opening was too much. So eventually I came up with the great idea to just fill the entire thing with JB Weld. It worked. After filling the entire corner of the laptop with JB Weld and letting it harden it is now actually stronger than it was before. And actually made the chassis stronger.
If you ever need to do something that requires bonding to plastic JB Weld works.(This was not sponsored by JB Weld at all. But I wish it was)
Any strange repair stories of yours?