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Acer SP314 Separating Screen Repair

Repairing:

Acer SP314 Separating Screen Repair Process in our Adelaide Laptop Repairs workshop. Hinges were so stiff that they broke the support causing screen separation
Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair

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Acer SP314 Separating Screen Repair
Acer SP314 Separating Screen Repair

This week we got an Acer SP314 Separating Screen Repair in our Adelaide Workshop. An issue with this Acer Spin was that when the screen opened, it would start separating.

Acer SP314 Taking apart and disassembly

Taking apart Acer SP314-51 for a Broken Hinge Support Repair
Taking apart Acer SP314-51 for a Broken Hinge Support Repair

Taking apart these models is a breeze, as Acer laptops are well-designed with the same type of screws all through the chassis.

Acer SP314 Taking the screen off for a hinge repair
Acer SP314 Taking the screen off for a hinge repair

Identifying fault on Acer SP314 Separating Screen

Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support

There is one solution for such failure, and it is Laptop Hinge Repair. The hinge support of laptops is usually plastic. When the hinge gathers dust and becomes stiff, inevitably, the pressure is transferred from the hinge to the plastic hinge support. As a result, it cracks and snaps together with the fused nuts.

Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 Left hinge support snapped
Acer SP314-51 Left hinge support snapped.

Both hinge support seems to have snapped cleanly. Hence both sides will need to be repaired.

Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 Cracked plastic on hinge support nuts

As seen above, the plastic which holds the fused nuts is also weak and cracks over time under the pressure of stiff hinges. Hence we prefer not to replace the complete back cover.

Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair

Additionally, we need to clean and oil the stiff hinges. Otherwise, they will apply additional pressure to the back cover, which might crack.

Acer SP314 Separating Screen Repair Process

Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 drilling through broken hinge support.

Our first step is to drill through the back cover to make way for rivets.

Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 riveting the back cover

Riveting the back cover requires correct size rivets as smaller or longer rivets will not fit correctly and will cause the back cover to stay separated.

Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 Riveting Broken Hinge Support
Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 Riveted Broken Hinge Support
Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Shaving excess rivet of Acer SP314-51 Hinge Repair

We also had to repeat this process for the left hinge support, which was also broken.

Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Shaving excess rivet from Acer SP314-51 during Broken Hinge Support Repair

Successful Acer SP314 Separating Screen Repair

Rather than replacing the back cover, which will break under pressure. We prefer to run aluminium rivets through the back cover. This way, we ensure stable and long-lasting repair.

Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 with Riveted Hinge Supports

This process is completed within a day or two in our Adelaide Laptop Repair Workshop.

Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair
Acer SP314-51 Broken Hinge Support Repair

The last step is to do open-close tests and let the laptop run on some tests to ensure everything works as expected.

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We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. We do it by educating our customers on the reparability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable Laptop and Macbook Repairs here in Adelaide.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs is between a third and half of the price of a new device. However, with the current trend of planned obsolescence in electronic design, we see more and more Laptops having shorter lifespans. To tackle that, while we do our repairs, we target common planned obsolescence engineering design mistakes to ensure we extend the life expectancy of the Laptops we Repair. Check some of our Repair Cases to get an idea of the process.

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