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so the hinges on my HP have gone fucked - this is technically a company machine so I had no say in what brand etc, and I'm not sure I would've gone with this one because the hinges are apparently a problem and the customer service is on the far-end of the fuck you scale.

so naturally, as is the way of things, just outside the warranty period, the hinges get hinky and it's edging towards affecting the screen connection (I had a fun wahhh moment when one of my cats knocked the screen good and the picture went in and out). I *think* the hinges are just loose and not broken, but this is a big question mark. after doing some research, it seems that in *most* laptop designs, you can just pop a few covers off and access the screws to tighten. because I have the worst kind of luck, with *my* laptop, you have to LITERALLY TAKE THE ENTIRE COMPUTER APART TO REACH THE HINGE SCREWS.

like, I'm not even kidding. I was watching the youtube video in horror. because here's the thing: if the hinges are truly wonky, I'm going to have to take it apart and put it back together twice. because the replacement hinges cost me $50. I'm not *buying* them until I tighten the screws and see if that resolves it - but I also have to work on the machine next week. right now, it's my only viable computer because the last one broke so hard I couldn't keep it around for backup.

at this point I'm just girding my loins to do the thing, haha. I kinda *have* to, but I'm skeerd. the only reason I have the courage to do this at all is that I have an alternate internet-receiving machine (an ipad) to clutch like a woobie during the time period my laptop's guts are strewn all over my apartment.

hold me.
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