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Oil for plastic laptop hinges

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by john hamilton, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. newshound

    newshound Guest

    Silicone, as used for plumbing fittings
  2. Guest

    I'm surprised no-one has been along to tell you to stop doing
    unmentionable things over your laptop.!!!!!!!!! :)
  3. Seerialmom

    Seerialmom Guest

    Haven't read the rest of these so there could be duplicates. I'd try
    some of that locksmith powdered slate; for the life of me I can't
    think of the "name".
  4. Seerialmom

    Seerialmom Guest

  5. d

    d Guest

    i totally agree

    washingup liquid is good on sqeaky hinges for a while, till it rusts them

  6. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    Nobody wanted to mention it....

  7. Gordon

    Gordon Guest

    Do you have a hobby shop in your area?
    Esp. one that caters to Model railroaders?
    You can buy a Plastics Compatible Lube there.
  8. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Powdered Graphite.."
  9. Ken G.

    Ken G. Guest

    WD-40 will not hurt a laptop hinge . Try a couple drops of sewing
    machine or 3-in-0ne oil . Just dont use so much where it will run all
    over . These oils will not hurt plastics .
    Your hinges are most likely metal undr the plastic .
  10. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Main ingredient = Fish Oil!

    have a smelly day! :)"
  11. We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
    Which is exactly my point and one that Kai The Dysfunctional fails to
    GS850x2 XS650 SE6a

    "It's a moron working with power tools.
    How much more suspenseful can you get?"
    - House
  12. Larry

    Larry Guest

    The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and they
    get very 'difficult to move' making the screen difficult to fold up and

    We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very short

    We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the plastic.
    We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told us that olive oil
    'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.

    We have got some Camellia oil that was given to us, and it's made from
    Camellias and it comes from Japan and is suppose not to 'degrade'. Still
    it's an unknown quantity to us.

    Does anyone know what would be a suitable and safe lubricant in this case?
    Since we dont want to cause any problems with the plastic on this lap top.
    Grateful for any suggestions, thanks.


    Give the hinges a shot of Teflon spray. Long lasting & won't hurt plastic.
    Shield the LCD screen just to be safe.

  13. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Nope, nothing like it. Drys much more quickly for starters.
    And isnt great for plastics either.
  14. Jason

    Jason Guest

    WD40 is nasty stuff with most plastics. It seems to get inside the plastic and
    it disintegrates suddenly and catastrophically at a later date.

    -- JJ
  15. John Ferrier

    John Ferrier Guest

    get very 'difficult to move' making the

    Radio Spares part number 175-5880 Special plastics grease

    Hope that helps John.
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