Oil for plastic laptop hinges

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john hamilton

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Aug 11, 2008, 5:32:50 AM8/11/08
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The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and they
get very 'difficult to move' making the screen difficult to fold up and
down.

We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very short
time.

We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the plastic.
We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told us that olive oil
'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.

We have got some Camellia oil that was given to us, and it's made from
Camellias and it comes from Japan and is suppose not to 'degrade'. Still
it's an unknown quantity to us.

Does anyone know what would be a suitable and safe lubricant in this case?
Since we dont want to cause any problems with the plastic on this lap top.
Grateful for any suggestions, thanks.


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Rod Speed

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Aug 11, 2008, 5:53:44 AM8/11/08
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john hamilton <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote:

> The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and they get very 'difficult to move' making the
> screen difficult to fold up and down.

> We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very short time.

And is bad for the plastic.

> We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the plastic.

So does WD-40.

> We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told
> us that olive oil 'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.

Correct.

> We have got some Camellia oil that was given to us, and it's made from
> Camellias and it comes from Japan and is suppose not to 'degrade'.
> Still it's an unknown quantity to us.

Bad for the plastic too.

> Does anyone know what would be a suitable and safe lubricant in this case?

Silicone oil.

> Since we dont want to cause any problems with the plastic on this lap top.

Yep, if you degrade the plastic, it will break.


Arfa Daily

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Aug 11, 2008, 6:08:11 AM8/11/08
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> In article <g7p10c$9hg$1...@registered.motzarella.org>,
> I suggest you contact Fujitsu's tech support to discuss this problem.

Dry graphite lock lubricant, maybe ? A tint squirt of wax furniture polish ?

Arfa


George

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Aug 11, 2008, 6:08:15 AM8/11/08
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"john hamilton" <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote in message
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The hinges on LTs are not plastic but have a plastic covering over the steel
hinges.
Loosening the will result in the screen lid not staying in the position
thats required of the user.

If you must loosen them then do it the proper way,get it serviced.
If its out of warrenty then try and find out how to remove the plastic
covering of hinges,normally this can be done without having to dismantle the
whole casing?


Steve Firth

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Aug 11, 2008, 6:07:56 AM8/11/08
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john hamilton <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote:

>
> We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very short
> time.

<cringe>

That could be the cause of your problems. Firstly WD40 isn't really a
lubricant and secondly it can attack some plastics which can lead to
plastic hinges gettign stiffer as the WD-40 glues the faces together.
It's a bit of a lottery depending on the plastic used in the hinges.

You would be better off using either silicon grease or a dry lubricant.
Avoid anythign containing graphite because it conducts electricity and
shouldn't be used on electrical or electronic items. Farnell sell a dry
lubricant which should be better for this application:

<http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/displayProduct.jsp?sku=298268&CMP=e-2072-0000
1000>

Bruce

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Aug 11, 2008, 6:21:52 AM8/11/08
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"john hamilton" <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote:


Silicone lubricant should do what you want. I bought a large aerosol
from Halfords, but that was a few years ago.


(posted to uk.d-i-y only as my Usenet server refuses posts to some or
all of the other groups)

Steve Firth

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Aug 11, 2008, 6:23:45 AM8/11/08
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Arfa Daily <arfa....@ntlworld.com> wrote:

> Dry graphite lock lubricant

Are you sure you want to be spraying graphite around near a laptop?

Arfa Daily

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Aug 11, 2008, 7:42:52 AM8/11/08
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"Steve Firth" <%steve%@malloc.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Arfa Daily <arfa....@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>> Dry graphite lock lubricant
>
> Are you sure you want to be spraying graphite around near a laptop?

Well, I take your point on its potential conductivity, but I would consider
it highly unlikely that sufficient could actually get inside to anywhere
'electrical' enough to cause a problem, when treating an external hinge.
Obviously, a degree of common sense would have to be applied, but perhaps I
am assuming too much, as WD40 has already been tried ... :-) I notice that
you have carefully removed the question mark that I had after the word
"lubricant" which changes its context rather, from the 'possibility
suggestion' intended, to a statement, which certainly wasn't intended.

Arfa


Steve Firth

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Aug 11, 2008, 8:17:31 AM8/11/08
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Arfa Daily <arfa....@ntlworld.com> wrote:

> I notice that you have carefully removed the question mark that I had
> after the word "lubricant" which changes its context rather, from the
> 'possibility suggestion' intended, to a statement, which certainly wasn't
> intended.

Oh FFS are you all on the blob at the moment?

Walter

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Aug 11, 2008, 7:39:44 AM8/11/08
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"john hamilton" <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote in
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> We have have tried 'WD-40',

Bad stuff.

The Natural Philosopher

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Aug 11, 2008, 8:35:45 AM8/11/08
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silicone spray.

Adrian C

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Aug 11, 2008, 9:11:34 AM8/11/08
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Rod Speed wrote:
> Yep, if you degrade the plastic, it will break.
>

It will break anyway. If ye have the pleasure of stripping down and
fixing Fujitsu Siemens laptops, you will be amazed how flimsy some of
the construction is - and how the lack of support compounds the
situation. I've never seen service manuals available.

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Adrian C

john hamilton

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Aug 11, 2008, 9:13:14 AM8/11/08
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Screen appear to move' makinges on our fujitsu laptop screen difficult
to move' making they get very 'difficult to move' making the hinges on
our fujitsu laptop screen appear to fold up and they get very 'difficult
to move' makinges on our fujitsu laptop screen appear to fold up and the
hinges on our fujitsu laptop.

That seems effective tried 'wd-40', but time. We have have for only a
very short that seems effective tried 'wd-40', but that seems effective
tried 'wd-40', but that seems.

Might it might it might it might effect the plastic. We we thinking of
us to use oil, but somebody has thinking olive ordinary oil as were the
plasticky, over time. We we that olive oil as that olive ordinary oil
'degrades' and goes stic. We were are thinking olive oil as told us
thought it might effect that olive oil as thinking of us thinking of use
oil 'degrades' and goes stic. We were.

Unknown quantity to 'degrade'. Still it's made'. Still it comes from
camellia oil that was given to us, and is suppose not to us, and is
suppose not to us, and it come camellias given to 'degrade from camellia
oil that was an an and is suppose not some camellia oil that was given
to us, and it come camellias an unknown quantity to us. We have got to
'degrade'.

We dont want want in thanks. Does and safe lubricant want in the
plastions, this lap top. Grateful for and safe lubricant to case? Since
we dont in this cause a suitablems with the plastic on the plastions,
thanks. Does anyone know what would be any suitablems with this lap to
cause anyone know what want in this lap top. Grateful for anyone know
what want want in this lap to cause.

Rod Speed

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Aug 11, 2008, 9:16:28 AM8/11/08
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Rod Speed, ye blubbery poor fragment, I know thou art an irksome
brawling scold, ye suspired:

> how do you know when you get an orgasum?

Kadaitcha Man

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Aug 11, 2008, 9:20:08 AM8/11/08
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Steve Firth, ye bug-eyed subtle whore, the wicked fires of lust have
melted thou in thine own grease, ye gabbled:

> john hamilton <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote:
>
>>
>> We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very
>> short
>> time.
>
> <cringe>
>
> That could be the cause of your problems. Firstly WD40 isn't really a
> lubricant

Yet another fucking moron.

LUBRICATES
WD-40’s lubricating ingredients are widely dispersed and hold to all moving
parts. WD-40 does not contain silicone or other additives that attract dust
and dirt.

http://www.wd40.com.au/WD-40.html

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me

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%steve%@malloc.co.uk (Steve Firth) wrote in
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There is also powdered teflon...


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Kadaitcha Man

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Aug 11, 2008, 9:23:16 AM8/11/08
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Arfa Daily, ye filthy malt-horse, if you spend word for word with me, I
shall make your wit bankrupt, ye issued forth:

>
> "Steve Firth" <%steve%@malloc.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:1ilia4d.evnbln1doym12N%%steve%@malloc.co.uk...
>> Arfa Daily <arfa....@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Dry graphite lock lubricant
>>
>> Are you sure you want to be spraying graphite around near a laptop?
>
> Well, I take your point on its potential conductivity, but I would
> consider it highly unlikely that sufficient could actually get inside to
> anywhere 'electrical' enough to cause a problem

Real meaning: "I have never seen graphite, let alone used it."

d

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Aug 11, 2008, 9:28:51 AM8/11/08
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"Kadaitcha Man" <nospam.nos...@gmail.com> wrote in message > Yet
another fucking moron.
>
> LUBRICATES
> WD-40's lubricating ingredients are widely dispersed and hold to all
> moving
> parts. WD-40 does not contain silicone or other additives that attract
> dust
> and dirt.

You've already cut-n-pasted that, are your multiple personalities
communicating properly?


Kadaitcha Man

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Aug 11, 2008, 9:36:24 AM8/11/08
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d, ye toilet-scrubbing doghearted daughter, o you beast, o faithless
coward, o dishonest wretch. Wilt thou be made a man out of my vice, ye
released:

>
> "Kadaitcha Man" <nospam.nos...@gmail.com> wrote in message > Yet
> another fucking moron.
>>
>> LUBRICATES
>> WD-40's lubricating ingredients are widely dispersed and hold to all
>> moving
>> parts. WD-40 does not contain silicone or other additives that attract
>> dust
>> and dirt.
>

> You've already cut-n-pasted tha<BITCHSLAP>

You snipped the bit where it said "Yet another fucking moron." Perhaps
because you knew, or at least suspected, that it applied to you too.

d

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Aug 11, 2008, 9:38:19 AM8/11/08
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"Kadaitcha Man" <nospam.nos...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> d, ye toilet-scrubbing doghearted daughter, o you beast, o faithless
> coward, o dishonest wretch. Wilt thou be made a man out of my vice, ye
> released:
>
>>
>> "Kadaitcha Man" <nospam.nos...@gmail.com> wrote in message > Yet
>> another fucking moron.
>>>
>>> LUBRICATES
>>> WD-40's lubricating ingredients are widely dispersed and hold to all
>>> moving
>>> parts. WD-40 does not contain silicone or other additives that attract
>>> dust
>>> and dirt.
>>
>> You've already cut-n-pasted tha<BITCHSLAP>
>
> You snipped the bit where it said "Yet another fucking moron." Perhaps
> because you knew, or at least suspected, that it applied to you too.
>

Look again, typical of you.

You have no idea what your ranting about

hth

Kadaitcha Man

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Aug 11, 2008, 9:47:56 AM8/11/08
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d, ye callow minion of the moon, a knot you are of damned blood suckers,
ye winced:

> Look aga<BITCHSLAP>

You do it.

Steve Firth

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Aug 11, 2008, 9:45:38 AM8/11/08
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Kadaitcha Man <nospam.nos...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yet another fucking moron.

Good of you to introduce yourself.

The War Department specified WD-40 as a water dispersant. Not as a
lubricant.

John

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Aug 11, 2008, 10:32:40 AM8/11/08
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"Steve Firth" <%steve%@malloc.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Arfa Daily <arfa....@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>> Dry graphite lock lubricant
>
> Are you sure you want to be spraying graphite around near a laptop?

Many such things are 'lubricated' on assembly with a damping fluid - a bit
like the spindles on controls - to give that "stirring treacle" feel (a
wonderful expression - found on this group)

A typical long chain molecule compound is this one:

http://www.rocol.com/lubricants/english/maintenance/damping/

Kilopoise.

Removing this can make the assembly feel very sloppy. Alternatively it may
have some sort of spring loaded expanding spindle to give some braking
effect.


d

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Aug 11, 2008, 10:38:06 AM8/11/08
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"john hamilton" <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote in message
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If you can get the hinge covers of, you may find a few screws holding the
hinge-proper in place.

You could try loosening these, or even dismantling the hinge and cleaning
it. They will be metal parts,

You may find a manual for the laptop on the Fujitsu website.

THIS IS A PUBLIC SUGGESTION ANNOUNCEMENT !


GregS

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Aug 11, 2008, 10:56:26 AM8/11/08
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In article <g7p10c$9hg$1...@registered.motzarella.org>, "john hamilton" <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote:


CRC 2-26
CRC 2-26
CRC 2-26
CRC 2-26
CRC 2-26

CRC 2-26

TRY getting it at The Home Depot.

http://www.crcindustries.com/faxdocs/TCHDTA/101.pdf

m...@privacy.net

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Aug 11, 2008, 11:04:25 AM8/11/08
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"john hamilton" <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote:

>The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and they
>get very 'difficult to move' making the screen difficult to fold up and
>down.

I use this Teflon based dry lube around the house.
maybe try it?

http://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Multi-Use-Lubricant-Fluoropolymer-squeeze/dp/B00030BFEM

d

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"d" <m...@hg.con> wrote in message
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p.s.

if u look at this ebay auction of a laptop hinge

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ADVENT-3087-LEFT-RIGHT-HINGES-MB127_W0QQitemZ220264193650QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item220264193650&_trkparms=72%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1318

the actual hinge is a pole underneath the black part in the middle.

Grease is used on it.

the WD40 may have degraded the grease.

I seem to semember that trying to loosen the screws was difficult.

It does need fixing though, because it puts pressure on the frame, screen
and surrounding plastics, causing cracks and eventually .....

John Rumm

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Aug 11, 2008, 11:20:56 AM8/11/08
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john hamilton wrote:

> We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the plastic.
> We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told us that olive oil
> 'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.

http://cpc.farnell.com/SASILGRSETUBE/electrochemicals-adhesives-service-aids/product.us0?sku=servisol-200002000-50gm

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newshound

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Aug 11, 2008, 11:36:43 AM8/11/08
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Silicone, as used for plumbing fittings


NOSP...@gmail.com

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Aug 11, 2008, 11:41:24 AM8/11/08
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On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:32:50 +0100, "john hamilton"
<blue...@mail.invalid> wrote:

>The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and they
>get very 'difficult to move' making the screen difficult to fold up and
>down.
>
>We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very short
>time.
>

>We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the plastic.
>We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told us that olive oil
>'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.
>

>We have got some Camellia oil that was given to us, and it's made from
>Camellias and it comes from Japan and is suppose not to 'degrade'. Still
>it's an unknown quantity to us.
>
>Does anyone know what would be a suitable and safe lubricant in this case?
>Since we dont want to cause any problems with the plastic on this lap top.
>Grateful for any suggestions, thanks.
>

I'm surprised no-one has been along to tell you to stop doing
unmentionable things over your laptop.!!!!!!!!! :-)

Jeff Liebermann

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Aug 11, 2008, 11:43:50 AM8/11/08
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On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:32:50 +0100, "john hamilton"
<blue...@mail.invalid> wrote:

>The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and they
>get very 'difficult to move' making the screen difficult to fold up and
>down.

Any particular model Fujitsu? All the one's that I've seen have metal
hinges buried under the plastic hinge cover.

>We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very short
>time.

Big mess, doesn't stay put, drips, and doesn't last. Also eats some
plastics.

>We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the plastic.
>We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told us that olive oil
>'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.

True. Same with most vegetable oils.

>We have got some Camellia oil that was given to us, and it's made from
>Camellias and it comes from Japan and is suppose not to 'degrade'. Still
>it's an unknown quantity to us.

Dunno.

>Does anyone know what would be a suitable and safe lubricant in this case?
>Since we dont want to cause any problems with the plastic on this lap top.
>Grateful for any suggestions, thanks.

Silicon lube should work. However, I would use soap. That's common
ordinary soap flakes or shredded Ivory brand soap bars. That's what I
use for doors, hinges, screws, cd trays, and any place where I need a
no-mess lube job.

Also, I would look a bit more carefully at the hinge you're attempting
to lube, and see if you're not shaving plastic as it moves. The
plastic chips will imbed themselves into the pivot area and eventually
jam the hinge. Just cleaning out the crud might be sufficient to make
the hinge work normally.

--
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Seerialmom

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Aug 11, 2008, 12:20:41 PM8/11/08
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On Aug 11, 2:32 am, "john hamilton" <blues...@mail.invalid> wrote:
> The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and they
> get very 'difficult to move' making the screen difficult to fold up and
> down.
>
> We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very short
> time.
>
> We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the plastic.
> We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told us that olive oil
> 'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.
>
> We have got some Camellia oil that was given to us, and it's made from
> Camellias and it comes from Japan and is suppose not to 'degrade'. Still
> it's an unknown quantity to us.
>
> Does anyone know what would be a suitable and safe lubricant in this case?
> Since we dont want to cause any problems with the plastic on this lap top.
> Grateful for any suggestions, thanks.

Haven't read the rest of these so there could be duplicates. I'd try
some of that locksmith powdered slate; for the life of me I can't
think of the "name".

Seerialmom

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On Aug 11, 3:08 am, "Arfa Daily" <arfa.da...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> "Shawn Hirn" <s...@comcast.net> wrote in message
>
> news:srhi-F33D9F.0...@newsgroups.comcast.net...
>
>
>
>
>
> > In article <g7p10c$9h...@registered.motzarella.org>,

> > "john hamilton" <blues...@mail.invalid> wrote:
>
> >> The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and
> >> they
> >> get very 'difficult to move' making the screen difficult to fold up and
> >> down.
>
> >> We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very
> >> short
> >> time.
>
> >> We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the
> >> plastic.
> >> We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told us that olive
> >> oil
> >> 'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.
>
> >> We have got some Camellia oil that was given to us, and it's made from
> >> Camellias and it comes from Japan and is suppose not to 'degrade'. Still
> >> it's an unknown quantity to us.
>
> >> Does anyone know what would be a suitable and safe lubricant in this
> >> case?
> >> Since we dont want to cause any problems with the plastic on this lap
> >> top.
> >> Grateful for any suggestions, thanks.
>
> > I suggest you contact Fujitsu's tech support to discuss this problem.
>
> Dry graphite lock lubricant, maybe ? A tint squirt of wax furniture polish ?
>
> Arfa- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Graphite...that's the stuff I was thinking of :) Worked great on my
vinyl window track :)

jakdedert

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Aug 11, 2008, 2:56:44 PM8/11/08
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Nobody wanted to mention it....

jak

Gordon

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Aug 11, 2008, 3:56:10 PM8/11/08
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"john hamilton" <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote in
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> The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and
> they get very 'difficult to move' making the screen difficult to fold
> up and down.
>
> We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very
> short time.
>
> We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the
> plastic. We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told us
> that olive oil 'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.
>
> We have got some Camellia oil that was given to us, and it's made from
> Camellias and it comes from Japan and is suppose not to 'degrade'.
> Still it's an unknown quantity to us.
>
> Does anyone know what would be a suitable and safe lubricant in this
> case? Since we dont want to cause any problems with the plastic on
> this lap top. Grateful for any suggestions, thanks.
>
>

Do you have a hobby shop in your area?
Esp. one that caters to Model railroaders?
You can buy a Plastics Compatible Lube there.

Grimly Curmudgeon

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Aug 11, 2008, 5:06:03 PM8/11/08
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We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember "Kadaitcha Man"
<nospam.nos...@gmail.com> saying something like:

>Yet another fucking moron.
>
>LUBRICATES

>WD-40?s lubricating ingredients

are utter shite.
--
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How much more suspenseful can you get?"
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Jamie

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Aug 11, 2008, 7:17:28 PM8/11/08
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john hamilton wrote:

Powdered Graphite..

http://webpages.charter.net/jamie_5"

Kadaitcha Man

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Aug 11, 2008, 7:09:52 PM8/11/08
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Steve Firth, ye reeky cur, a bankrupt, a prodigal, who dare scarce show
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LMAO "The War Department specified WD-40 as a water dispersant. Not as a
lubricant"..."therefore it is not a lubricant."

You fucking stupid cunt.

Kadaitcha Man

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Aug 11, 2008, 7:10:45 PM8/11/08
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Grimly Curmudgeon, ye rude-growing gudgeon, thou art opposite to
humanity, ye proclaimed:

> We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
> drugs began to take hold. I remember "Kadaitcha Man"
> <nospam.nos...@gmail.com> saying something like:
>
>>Yet another fucking moron.
>>
>>LUBRICATES
>>WD-40?s lubricating ingredients
>
> are utter shite.


So fucking what? Take it up with the manufacturer, you fucking gormless tit.

Steve Firth

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Aug 12, 2008, 11:00:48 AM8/12/08
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Kadaitcha Man <nospam.nos...@gmail.com> wrote:

> You fucking stupid cunt.

Look at all the time you have posted to Usenet and you remain
clue-resistant.

Dave

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Aug 12, 2008, 1:37:38 PM8/12/08
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Grimly Curmudgeon wrote:

> We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
> drugs began to take hold. I remember "Kadaitcha Man"
> <nospam.nos...@gmail.com> saying something like:
>
>
>>Yet another fucking moron.
>>
>>LUBRICATES
>>WD-40?s lubricating ingredients
>
>
> are utter shite.

That's because the letters WD mean that it is a water dispersing fluid,
as a lubricant, it is utter shite that evaporates quite quickly.

Dave

Tekkie®

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Aug 12, 2008, 9:11:26 PM8/12/08
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john hamilton posted for all of us...

> The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and they

> get very 'difficult to move' making the screen difficult to fold up and
> down.
>

> We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very short
> time.
>
> We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the plastic.

> We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told us that olive oil
> 'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.
>
> We have got some Camellia oil that was given to us, and it's made from

> Camellias and it comes from Japan and is suppose not to 'degrade'. Still

> it's an unknown quantity to us.
>
> Does anyone know what would be a suitable and safe lubricant in this case?

> Since we dont want to cause any problems with the plastic on this lap top.
> Grateful for any suggestions, thanks.
>
>
>
Tri-flow or White Lightening
--
Tekkie - I approve this advertisement/statement/utterance.

Grimly Curmudgeon

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Aug 13, 2008, 6:26:11 PM8/13/08
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We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember Dave <dave...@btopenworld.com>
saying something like:

>>>WD-40?s lubricating ingredients
>>
>>
>> are utter shite.
>
>That's because the letters WD mean that it is a water dispersing fluid,
>as a lubricant, it is utter shite that evaporates quite quickly.

Which is exactly my point and one that Kai The Dysfunctional fails to
grasp.

Larry

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Aug 13, 2008, 7:18:03 PM8/13/08
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"john hamilton" <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote in message
news:g7p10c$9hg$1...@registered.motzarella.org...

The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and they
get very 'difficult to move' making the screen difficult to fold up and
down.

We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very short
time.

We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the plastic.
We were thinking of using olive oil, but somebody has told us that olive oil
'degrades' and goes sticky, over time.

We have got some Camellia oil that was given to us, and it's made from
Camellias and it comes from Japan and is suppose not to 'degrade'. Still
it's an unknown quantity to us.

Does anyone know what would be a suitable and safe lubricant in this case?
Since we dont want to cause any problems with the plastic on this lap top.
Grateful for any suggestions, thanks.

***

Give the hinges a shot of Teflon spray. Long lasting & won't hurt plastic.
Shield the LCD screen just to be safe.
http://www.weicon.de/en/produkte/technische-sprays/schmieroele/teflon-spray.php

Larry

Frank Erskine

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Aug 13, 2008, 7:50:15 PM8/13/08
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On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 23:26:11 +0100, Grimly Curmudgeon
<grimly...@REMOVEgmail.com> wrote:

>We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
>drugs began to take hold. I remember Dave <dave...@btopenworld.com>
>saying something like:
>
>>>>WD-40?s lubricating ingredients
>>>
>>>
>>> are utter shite.
>>
>>That's because the letters WD mean that it is a water dispersing fluid,
>>as a lubricant, it is utter shite that evaporates quite quickly.
>
>Which is exactly my point and one that Kai The Dysfunctional fails to
>grasp.

*Water* is virtually as effective a lubricant as WD-40.

If you want a general lubricant, think in terms of conventional stuff
such as 3-in-1 or Vaseline.

More specialised stuff includes graphite, PTFE, K-Y (!) and so on.

For penetrating oil, PlusGas takes a lot of beating.

Penetrol is an anti-rust stuff.


WD-40 attempts to do all these things, but long-term it fails.

--
Frank Erskine

Rod Speed

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Aug 13, 2008, 7:54:12 PM8/13/08
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Frank Erskine <frank....@btinternet.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 23:26:11 +0100, Grimly Curmudgeon
> <grimly...@REMOVEgmail.com> wrote:
>
>> We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
>> drugs began to take hold. I remember Dave <dave...@btopenworld.com>
>> saying something like:
>>
>>>>> WD-40?s lubricating ingredients
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> are utter shite.
>>>
>>> That's because the letters WD mean that it is a water dispersing
>>> fluid, as a lubricant, it is utter shite that evaporates quite
>>> quickly.

>> Which is exactly my point and one that Kai The Dysfunctional fails to grasp.

> *Water* is virtually as effective a lubricant as WD-40.

Nope, nothing like it. Drys much more quickly for starters.

> If you want a general lubricant, think in terms of conventional stuff such as 3-in-1 or Vaseline.

> More specialised stuff includes graphite, PTFE, K-Y (!) and so on.

> For penetrating oil, PlusGas takes a lot of beating.

> Penetrol is an anti-rust stuff.

> WD-40 attempts to do all these things, but long-term it fails.

And isnt great for plastics either.


Jason

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Aug 17, 2008, 4:53:18 PM8/17/08
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Rod Speed wrote:

> john hamilton <blue...@mail.invalid> wrote:
>
>> The hinges on our Fujitsu laptop screen appear to be 'all' plastic and they get very 'difficult to move' making the
>> screen difficult to fold up and down.
>
>> We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very short time.
>
> And is bad for the plastic.

>
>> We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the plastic.
>
> So does WD-40.
>

WD40 is nasty stuff with most plastics. It seems to get inside the plastic and
it disintegrates suddenly and catastrophically at a later date.

-- JJ

John Ferrier

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Aug 19, 2008, 5:06:13 PM8/19/08
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get very 'difficult to move' making the
>>> screen difficult to fold up and down.
>>
>>> We have have tried 'WD-40', but that seems effective for only a very
>>> short time.
>>
>> And is bad for the plastic.
>>
>>> We are afraid to use ordinary oil as we thought it might effect the
>>> plastic.
>>
>> So does WD-40.
>>
>
> WD40 is nasty stuff with most plastics. It seems to get inside the plastic
> and
> it disintegrates suddenly and catastrophically at a later date.


Radio Spares part number 175-5880 Special plastics grease

Hope that helps John.


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