Common Problem with Broken Hinges on Dell Inspiron 1525 laptops


Here are some pictures of the the commonly misdiagnosed hinge problems on the Inspiron 1525. The hinge will appear to be broken but after closer inspection you will see the hinge actually broke off of the LCD back assembly.

Where the hinge screws into the back assembly will break off causing the LCD back assembly and LCD bezel to separate and crack.

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  • Tammy

    This happened to me and I had to buy new hinges, bezel and lcd back. I now have a new problem. While the right hinge screws into metal threads to the base of the computer, the left hinge screws into plastic threads to the base of the computer. The plastic threads are stripped and I don’t know what this part is or if I can order a replacement piece. Please advise. Thanks, Tammy

    • http://www.parts-people.com Roscoe

      The part you will need to replace is the laptop base assembly. Here is a link to the part but unfortunately it doesn’t show the correct side in the picture. http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=category&id=141&subid=192&refine=base , I assure you it will have the left side screw holes.

      • Charles

        Hello, I have the same issue with the stripped/broken screw threads on the left side. Now i know you say we need to buy a new laptop base assembly to replace this. I’ve done this. DO you have a video or know of a video that I can watch to be able to remove all the necessary parts and place them in this new bottom base plastic case?
        if you have the manual or easy to follow video, I would be much appreciative if you could send me that.
        or what part removal videos from your youtube site do I need to follow if there is not one mass video, which separate ones should I follow?

        Thanks for your help

  • Ivelisse

    i’m having the exact problem, and i already ordered some new hinges :s

  • Derek Burton

    this has happened to me – exactly as described – not the actual hinge but… you don’t say how to fix it!!

  • geeta

    my hinges are broken but stuck on the laptop side instead of the back panel- how can i remove that

    • http://www.parts-people.com Roscoe

      Here is a manual that will show you how to remove the back panel and the hinges. It will give you the correct information for the repair. http://ppci.me/b/FXxn

  • SteveO

    Same problem. Happened after just over a year of ownership of course. Someone needs to sue those idiots at Dell.

  • http://twitter.com/ktrinacherrie Kat Cherrie

    THIS HAPPENS ALL OF THE TIME WITH THESE LAPTOPS. The screws and the screw “holes” pop out of the plastic. Its a faulty design. There is a way to buy a soldering iron and solder the screw “holes” back into the back lid assembly so it can be screwed in again. However, it will just keep happening again and again. Do NOT just buy a new bezel if yours cracks, it will just crack again :) Buy a soldering iron they are like $4 on ebay.

  • Croydon

    Amazing! This used to happen on the old IBM Thinkpad laptops in the nineties!!! I used to be an onsite engineer in a large office block and fixed dozens of them over a two-year period. Just goes to show the lack of quality of manufacture and the lack of product development.