Prostar Sold! / Hinge Fix

My Prostar laptop had some problems with it. Cracks in the lid inspired me to stop using it and eventually buy another laptop.

I found a fix for the problem I had with the case and tight hinges; but it was too late. I already purchased a new laptop, so I couldn’t really go back. (Had I known it was fixable in this manner, I would not have spent $1400+ on a new laptop.)

So I sold the laptop to my friend Garrett for $425 “as-is”; that is with very large cracks on the back (it became much worse than the pictures display). I also told him that Pat would attempt to do the hinge crack fix.

So Pat and he worked on the laptop for about 4-5 hours on Saturday and it turned out VERY well. You can now open LCD from any part (before you had to hold it on the sides very close to the hinges so it wouldn’t break off) and it feels very sturdy.

Pat said that he didn’t follow the guide 100% because he saw some portions as impractical. He will give me the information on what he did differently later so I can update this post.

So I am now done with the Prostar 5654/5600D. I will most likely never buy a Clevo laptop again. Moreover, I will most likely never buy a desktop replacement laptop again (but don’t quote me on that one :D).


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    Teh Blarg » Prostar 5654/5600D Said,

    July 18, 2005 @ 12:21 pm

    Laptop has been sold.

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    ALF Said,

    January 18, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

    I am having the same problem of cracked hinges with same clevo clone. How can I view you solution? Do I need a login?

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    January 18, 2006 @ 2:14 pm

    It looks like the tutorial page doesn’t show correctly:

    Would you like me to have the person who fixed mine e-mail you with specifics?

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