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RBTX2013

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« on: January 31, 2020, 01:23:39 pm »
Has anybody experienced the hinges making a squeeky noise when the screen is pressed with device open?

Would greasing the hinges damage the unit in any way?

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 01:26:33 pm »
mine dont squeak, but they pop whenever i open the device.

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 04:11:19 am »
Mine were not squeeky at first, but after one or two days use they have been. Also, when device is fully open, and twisted carefully backwards, there is a 'snap' sound too. When listened closely, squeek comes from somewhere near the middle hinge. Daniel W has reported of a broken middle hinge in this thread.

Hmmm... Maybe I will try injecting a tiny amount of grease into the middle hinge, very carefully. Should not do any harm.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2020, 04:18:09 am by Pikku-iikka »
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2020, 05:37:56 am »
No squeeking here, even after a couple of months of use. But I know WD-40 usually helps against squeeking, so you might want to try a little bit of that.

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2020, 08:30:24 am »
Quote from: Vistaus
No squeeking here, even after a couple of months of use. But I know WD-40 usually helps against squeeking, so you might want to try a little bit of that.
Yes! A very little drop of WD-40, put into middle hinges with a tip of a small screwdriver. Squeeking is history.
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Raspberry Pi 4 & Pi 3B+ (Raspbian) & HP minitower (win10) calculating scientifical data

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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2020, 01:16:52 pm »
Quote from: Pikku-iikka
Quote from: Vistaus
No squeeking here, even after a couple of months of use. But I know WD-40 usually helps against squeeking, so you might want to try a little bit of that.
Yes! A very little drop of WD-40, put into middle hinges with a tip of a small screwdriver. Squeeking is history.

Happy to hear that!

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2020, 01:28:28 pm »
Quote from: Pikku-iikka
Quote from: Vistaus
No squeeking here, even after a couple of months of use. But I know WD-40 usually helps against squeeking, so you might want to try a little bit of that.
Yes! A very little drop of WD-40, put into middle hinges with a tip of a small screwdriver. Squeeking is history.

  I would rather recommend CRC 5-56. Just as long as you don't use silicone spray.

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2020, 01:37:18 am »
Now, after four months of usage, I'm getting my first problem with the hinge. Not a squeak, but rather a..."snap" when opening the cosmo to "fully open" position. Another snap comes when I start closing it. It's like there's plastic bending somewhere.

I can feel a slight "bulge" near the left hinge.

Maybe there's some dust or grain of sand gotten behind the hinge.

Did anyone manage to (non-destructively) open their Cosmo yet? I'm thinking that maybe I'd simply try vacuuming the hinge, but I'm just a tad uncertain on how fragile the construction is...

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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2020, 08:54:58 am »
Quote from: Zarhan
Now, after four months of usage, I'm getting my first problem with the hinge. Not a squeak, but rather a..."snap" when opening the cosmo to "fully open" position. Another snap comes when I start closing it. It's like there's plastic bending somewhere.

Mine started producing something similar not long ago. Sometime it is quite loud crackling sound at the moment it starts to close, but most of the time it is very subtle, although present every time. I feel that it comes from the bending spring-like plate covering hinges from outside, not from hinges themselves

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2020, 01:57:31 pm »
Quote from: vldmr
Mine started producing something similar not long ago. Sometime it is quite loud crackling sound at the moment it starts to close, but most of the time it is very subtle, although present every time. I feel that it comes from the bending spring-like plate covering hinges from outside, not from hinges themselves

You described it better than me - this is exactly what I'm witnessing.

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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2020, 09:59:14 am »
Well, I just opened the lid, used vacuum cleaner to get whatever was causing the problem out of there. Problem solved.

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2020, 05:33:53 am »
Have the same problem after nearly 4 months of usage. Applied WD40 but problem persists. I don't know what else to do. It's not a problem when using the device but i fear it may cause physical  damage over time. Sounds like the end of the front cover's plate rubs/scratches against the spine of Cosmo.
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