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August 7, 2010 4:13:24 AM

hi, i have a sager laptop, clevo m571ru-u, my hinges broke and as a result the monitor is separated from the case, everything works fine but the hinges. so my questions are 1. how much does a new case cost?, 2 can i do the work myself or should i send it back to the place where i bought it from?, i believe the it is still under warranty but only for labor. 3 where would you find a replacement laptop case?, i usual shop on newegg.com but i can't find any cases there. Thanks for your time. Spec to follow:

1x Sager NP5793 Custom Laptop (Built on Clevo M570RU-U / M571RU-U)
- Display: 17" WUXGA "Glare Type" Super Cl
- Arctic Silver: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
- Dead Pixel Policy: Standard Dead Pixel Policy
- Processor: ~Intel® T9300 45nm "Penryn" Core
- Video Card: 512MB PCI-Express nVidia GeForce
- External Monitor Video Adapter: None Standard
- Ram: ~ 4,096MB DDR2 667 PC2 5300 (2 S
- Intel® Robson Turbo Memory: 1GB Intel® Robson Turbo Memory (
- Exterior Finish: NP5792/5793 Silver Frame
- Optical Drive: ~Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +
- Primary Hard Drive: ~ 200GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 3
- 2.5" SATA Enclosure & Hard Drive: None Standard
- Floppy Drive: None Standard
- Memory Card Reader: Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/
- Bluetooth: Internal Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
- Wireless Network: Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 496
- Wireless Network Accessories: None Standard
- Camera: Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- TV Tuner: None Standard
- Sound Card: Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audi
- Case: Basic Black Business Case - Incl
- Battery: Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
- AC Adapter: Full Range Auto Switching AC Ada
- Car Adapter: None Standard
- Docking Station / Port Replicato: None Standard
- Fingerprint Reader: Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- Mouse / Keyboard Accessories: None Standard
- Notebook Cooler: None Standard
- Operating System: ~Windows Vista Home Premium 64-B
- "Medialess" Microsoft Office Sof: None Standard
- Software Bundle (Not Installed): None Standard
- Warranty: 3 Year Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty
August 28, 2010 4:21:48 PM

I have the exact same problem. I love the laptop, but one hinge is broken, and the second is soon to follow I assume. If you find any information, I would appreciate being left in the loop. I'm tempted just to bolt on something from a hardware store if need be
September 5, 2010 1:12:32 AM

just an update i called the pc manufacture and got a quote (its still under labor warranty). They told me $30 a hinge, if all they have to fix is the hinges, The guy on the phone was almost certain that is all that needs fixing. I asked how much for the worst case scenario, to replace the entire case is $300.00 without labor.
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