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 these models is a breeze, as Acer laptops are well-designed with the same type of screws all through the chassis.
Identifying fault on Acer SP314 Separating Screen
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.
Both hinge support seems to have snapped cleanly. Hence both sides will need to be repaired.
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.
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
Our first step is to drill through the back cover to make way for rivets.
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.
We also had to repeat this process for the left hinge support, which was also broken.
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.
This process is completed within a day or two in our Adelaide Laptop Repair Workshop.
The last step is to do open-close tests and let the laptop run on some tests to ensure everything works as expected.