Dr. Blip's PC-Doctor Blog
#1 - Nancy 2007-12-23 13:00 -
I had someone trip on power cord and I grabbed laptop at screen before it hit the floor. Screen hinge broke. Have no idea where or how to replace this. The hinge seems to be inside the little speakers. My laptop is about 4 yrs old now and needs upgrades but since the hinges are broken and I don't know how or where to get repairs, I am looking for a new one.
#2 - kevin 2007-12-13 10:21 -
During your research, did you read or hear anything negative about the screen hinge? The last Toshiba I owned was notorious for a cracking shell near the hinge. I replaced it once, then when it cracked again, I used epoxy to make it super thick where it pivots. The power button also broke, but I may have been a bit hard on it...
I hope they've corrected these issues; the machine was great otherwise. My HP has been great, but I'm probably shopping again soon...
This is the first I've heard of hinge problems. It was actually quite the opposite, all other reviews that I read talked about a top-notch chassis design. I also asked the guys in the lab and they never mentioned having issues with the hinges. Mine is a 17" screen and I would suspect that the hinges would go first, considering its sheer weight and size, but so far they're holding strong.
The only problem I've had thus far is one "squishy" key on the keyboard which was that way when I received the system. Haven't had it fixed since it's only slightly annoying.
I can bring it in one day if you want to see it. Let me know. The screen is absolutely gorgeous!
#4 - Mike 2008-02-04 12:47 -
We are trying to get UK BBC Watchdog to investigate the problem with Toshiba tops cracking. If yours has cracked please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and add you weight to our campaign for fair treatment by Toshiba.
#5 - Dave 2008-02-18 08:10 -
I bought the p100 16 months ago. The 3 deciding factors where performance ability, number pad on the side, and 17 inch screen.
Big disappointments have been the keyboard that often misses my key strokes when speed typing. Hard drive bottle neck of data. What got me looking on-line is seeing about a stress fracture that has appeared by one hinge, this is not covered under warranty but seems to be a common design flaw.
Not wanting to fix the problem had me disappointed with Toshiba Canada's level of support and after this I will be filing a complaint with the BBB.
Next computer is IBM or MAC