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    Replace broken hinge
    Well here is my problem. My Ti powerbook just fell of the couch. The fell is about a foot and a half. It slip off the couch and hit the carpeted floor face open (face down). After picking it up all appears to be working fine. That was until I closed the lid. That is when I found that the hinge on the left side is broken. The powerbook is still usable. I fear that with the broken hinge, it will only get worse and the other hinge may break.

    I believe that I read someone on this site replaced their hinges. How easy is it replace the hinges and how expensive are they?
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    It's not easy.. my powerbook definitely does not look the same after I replaced it, but it still works and the hinge is all good now. I have replaced both hinges since I've had it.. and doing it through Apple is expensive although they do make it look a lot better than I did. A great place to get hinges is from this guy on eBay 'ibiricu', just search for his items on eBay. He sells them for $95 for 2 hinges, when it will usually cost you at least $130 for one hinge normally.

    Ill email you the instructions on how to replace them once you have the hinges.

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    Cool
    Thank you, for your help Murlyn.

    I can't believe that little fall cause thaqt kind of damage.

    Well, it looks like I will be in the market to replace it sooner than I wanted to. lol
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