I got a SL300, been hard to find a 300 out of a 400 and 500. I had a SL500 for 2 years and never got the broken hinge on it but had to turn it back in for work. I looked for a SL300 since it was smaller and it also has a very bright glossy screen, After using it for 3 days of use, the Left hinge broke and now have to press down hard on the left side to get the hinge to turn with the screen. I used CrazyGlue on it and it worked for 2 days and after opening and closing it broke again. Re applied glue again but its not sticking anymore now. I read that this is a major flaw in the SL3,4,5 models and can order new hinges. This reminds me of the other cheap ThinkPad line "i Series" with the i1200-i1300 left hing along with complete corner braking off. So is it worth getting this SL300 fixed or just selling it? Its in good condition and really liked the dot on the i of ThinkPad that lit red. Think its the only ThinkPad models that had it. I also just go online with my laptops, no games on them, so even a Pentium III PC to this SL300 Core 2 Duo still works for me online really well. Reading of opening the SL, it seems like alot more work then the other ThinkPads I repaired before. have to watch for cables and alot more screws. I think I can get it fixed with a stronger glue as I dont plan to remove the screen and I can pour into the hole and let sit. I was thinking gorrla glue or epoxy glue.
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