A few weeks ago, I made a post complaining about the hinge wobble of my batch 4 framework.
Thanks to Framework’s support team, I was able to get replacement hinges. Because framework didn’t have the means to ship them to my current address(South Korea), I used a shipping company in the US. Overall, the shipping fee was just 9 dollars which I was happy to pay.
Following the official Framework laptop hinge replacement guide, I replaced the parts in about 20 to 30 minutes. I took my sweet time being careful as to not disturb any of the other parents.
Just feeling the new hinges made me realize how weak the original ones were. I could barely move them with my hands.
Now with the hinges replaced, wow it’s a night and day difference. What was once the floppiest laptop display I’ve ever used is now one of the stiffest ones, yet is still able to open with just one hand.
The opening is much smoother than my mother’s LG Gram and feels just as sturdy, if not more, than my sister’s MacBook Air.
Overall, I’m very pleased with the hinge replacement experience, and with this, my only complaint so far is the slight quality control issue on the chassis, which I remedied with a file and sandpaper.
I’, now hoping to get my hands on the upgrade ASAP.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.