Tighten A Loose Dell Laptop Screen

by on April 8, 2008

Q: I have a Dell Latitude laptop that is a couple of years old. When I open the lid any further than 90 degrees, gravity takes over and it falls flat backwards. Is there anything I can do to tighten it up?

A: You should have a gray bar above the keyboard on the laptop that has two little slats. If you use a screwdriver and carefully pry that open you should see a couple screws on each side. If you tighten these screws then it should fix your screen from flopping. Once you tighten them the gray section you removed should pop back into place.