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    Default Thinkpad 701 Hinge Repair

    I own a 701 series thinkpad but the right hinge is showing fatigue marks on the outer plastic from the slightly awful hinge design. Because of that I have been trying to avoid using the thinkpad at all before the hinge completely fails.
    What should I do to reinforce the hinge before it breaks?

    On a related note, are there any good tips on stripping the old rubber grippy layer off a thinkpad without leaving a ton of marks?
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    1: Removing the rubber layer sucks and every unit looks liek hell.

    2: Nothing. The glue failed on the metal bonded to the olastic and replacing the unit is the only option and is what I did.
    Wanted: Any old clunky 286-P1 machine that has some kind of working battery or replaceable with off the shelf parts. Preferred: 10+lbs 386 machines.

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