Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Samsung N510 woes

Aaaaaargh! The case mounting for the samsung screen hinges are pathetic. My screen has always been a bit stiff to open. Now only one month after purchase all the brass inserts into the plastic base of the netbook have pulled out of their feeble plastic pillars. 1st sign was hearing small rattly bits of plastic inside case and noting that top and bottom half case part company slightly at power button. Second sign was noting that hinge covers don't line up with base. This is a design flaw, the top diameter of the mounting pillars should have been at least twice the size to cope with the expected strain. Even if Samsung do replace it under warranty I am pretty sure the next one will fail in exactly the same way. Unfortunately this is currently the perfect spec netbook for me so a refund doesn't get me anywhere. Starting with this knowledge and a new Samsung 510 netbook I think I would disassemble and add a ton of this stuff to the pillars

4 comments:

stack said...

Oooh, Thanks.
Contemplating Samsung for herself. My brother has an NC10 he's very hppy with. I suspected the later models might be more stuffed with things, or more marginal on edge case failures...

Daddydid said...

Currently fixed it myself with a load of powdered plastic and solvents. I hope it survives.

Tony said...

Mine has been set to Samsung and it needs 5 weeks to repair! One Samsung staff has admitted that a "small" batch of their N510 has this defect. Surprisingly I asked him if I can buy a new N510 on the street without this defect, he said he is not sure which one has no such defect! Samsung should really recall all N510.

Jens said...

As you fixed it yourself quite some time ago: Did your fix work? If so, would you mind post some further details? I have not much will to wait weeks or months for a repair.