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Started by bitrex February 23, 2018
Is there any OEM source for laptop enclosures? Specifically the dreaded 
Dell.

I got another hand-me-down Dell laptop where the LCD and guts are fine 
but the cheap plastic case and keyboard is cracked and beat to hell. I 
can get replacement keyboards on Amazon.com, sometimes spare LCD bezels 
and backplates turn up on eBay but was wondering if there's any source 
to buy the whole thing plus screws in one fell swoop to do a transplant
Den fredag den 23. februar 2018 kl. 18.14.24 UTC+1 skrev bitrex:
> Is there any OEM source for laptop enclosures? Specifically the dreaded > Dell. > > I got another hand-me-down Dell laptop where the LCD and guts are fine > but the cheap plastic case and keyboard is cracked and beat to hell. I > can get replacement keyboards on Amazon.com, sometimes spare LCD bezels > and backplates turn up on eBay but was wondering if there's any source > to buy the whole thing plus screws in one fell swoop to do a transplant
find a dead one to use a as spares?
On 02/23/2018 12:30 PM, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote:
> Den fredag den 23. februar 2018 kl. 18.14.24 UTC+1 skrev bitrex: >> Is there any OEM source for laptop enclosures? Specifically the dreaded >> Dell. >> >> I got another hand-me-down Dell laptop where the LCD and guts are fine >> but the cheap plastic case and keyboard is cracked and beat to hell. I >> can get replacement keyboards on Amazon.com, sometimes spare LCD bezels >> and backplates turn up on eBay but was wondering if there's any source >> to buy the whole thing plus screws in one fell swoop to do a transplant > > find a dead one to use a as spares? >
Meh, there are a zillion different models and it's usually a smashed LCD that are the dead ones, and resellers know a machine with a good processor/mobo is worth more than I'd like to pay
On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:39:04 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote:
> On 02/23/2018 12:30 PM, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote: > > Den fredag den 23. februar 2018 kl. 18.14.24 UTC+1 skrev bitrex: > >> Is there any OEM source for laptop enclosures? Specifically the dreaded > >> Dell. > >> > >> I got another hand-me-down Dell laptop where the LCD and guts are fine > >> but the cheap plastic case and keyboard is cracked and beat to hell. I > >> can get replacement keyboards on Amazon.com, sometimes spare LCD bezels > >> and backplates turn up on eBay but was wondering if there's any source > >> to buy the whole thing plus screws in one fell swoop to do a transplant > > > > find a dead one to use a as spares? > > > > Meh, there are a zillion different models and it's usually a smashed LCD > that are the dead ones, and resellers know a machine with a good > processor/mobo is worth more than I'd like to pay
There's this old time wonder-material. Duct tape. (ducks) George H.
On 02/23/2018 12:51 PM, George Herold wrote:
> On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:39:04 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote: >> On 02/23/2018 12:30 PM, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote: >>> Den fredag den 23. februar 2018 kl. 18.14.24 UTC+1 skrev bitrex: >>>> Is there any OEM source for laptop enclosures? Specifically the dreaded >>>> Dell. >>>> >>>> I got another hand-me-down Dell laptop where the LCD and guts are fine >>>> but the cheap plastic case and keyboard is cracked and beat to hell. I >>>> can get replacement keyboards on Amazon.com, sometimes spare LCD bezels >>>> and backplates turn up on eBay but was wondering if there's any source >>>> to buy the whole thing plus screws in one fell swoop to do a transplant >>> >>> find a dead one to use a as spares? >>> >> >> Meh, there are a zillion different models and it's usually a smashed LCD >> that are the dead ones, and resellers know a machine with a good >> processor/mobo is worth more than I'd like to pay > > There's this old time wonder-material. > Duct tape. > (ducks) > > George H. >
I've used Bondo before, too!
On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:54:20 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote:
> On 02/23/2018 12:51 PM, George Herold wrote: > > On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:39:04 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote: > >> On 02/23/2018 12:30 PM, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote: > >>> Den fredag den 23. februar 2018 kl. 18.14.24 UTC+1 skrev bitrex: > >>>> Is there any OEM source for laptop enclosures? Specifically the dreaded > >>>> Dell. > >>>> > >>>> I got another hand-me-down Dell laptop where the LCD and guts are fine > >>>> but the cheap plastic case and keyboard is cracked and beat to hell. I > >>>> can get replacement keyboards on Amazon.com, sometimes spare LCD bezels > >>>> and backplates turn up on eBay but was wondering if there's any source > >>>> to buy the whole thing plus screws in one fell swoop to do a transplant > >>> > >>> find a dead one to use a as spares? > >>> > >> > >> Meh, there are a zillion different models and it's usually a smashed LCD > >> that are the dead ones, and resellers know a machine with a good > >> processor/mobo is worth more than I'd like to pay > > > > There's this old time wonder-material. > > Duct tape. > > (ducks) > > > > George H. > > > > I've used Bondo before, too!
Grin, I used JB Weld on a crack in the engine block of my old tractor. It's been working for >10 years now. (previously it was pissing water into the oil) GH
On 02/23/2018 01:27 PM, George Herold wrote:
> On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:54:20 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote: >> On 02/23/2018 12:51 PM, George Herold wrote: >>> On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:39:04 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote: >>>> On 02/23/2018 12:30 PM, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote: >>>>> Den fredag den 23. februar 2018 kl. 18.14.24 UTC+1 skrev bitrex: >>>>>> Is there any OEM source for laptop enclosures? Specifically the dreaded >>>>>> Dell. >>>>>> >>>>>> I got another hand-me-down Dell laptop where the LCD and guts are fine >>>>>> but the cheap plastic case and keyboard is cracked and beat to hell. I >>>>>> can get replacement keyboards on Amazon.com, sometimes spare LCD bezels >>>>>> and backplates turn up on eBay but was wondering if there's any source >>>>>> to buy the whole thing plus screws in one fell swoop to do a transplant >>>>> >>>>> find a dead one to use a as spares? >>>>> >>>> >>>> Meh, there are a zillion different models and it's usually a smashed LCD >>>> that are the dead ones, and resellers know a machine with a good >>>> processor/mobo is worth more than I'd like to pay >>> >>> There's this old time wonder-material. >>> Duct tape. >>> (ducks) >>> >>> George H. >>> >> >> I've used Bondo before, too! > > Grin, I used JB Weld on a crack in the engine block of my old tractor. > It's been working for >10 years now. > (previously it was pissing water into the oil) > > GH >
JB Weld putty is the poor man's machine shop. I use it in protos all the time, though one of these days I'm going to get a Sherline. (A bit of ultraflat black Krylon #1602 hides a multitude of sins.) Cheers Phil Hobbs -- Dr Philip C D Hobbs Principal Consultant ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 http://electrooptical.net https://hobbs-eo.com
On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 1:28:55 PM UTC-5, Phil Hobbs wrote:
> On 02/23/2018 01:27 PM, George Herold wrote: > > On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:54:20 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote: > >> On 02/23/2018 12:51 PM, George Herold wrote: > >>> On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:39:04 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote: > >>>> On 02/23/2018 12:30 PM, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote: > >>>>> Den fredag den 23. februar 2018 kl. 18.14.24 UTC+1 skrev bitrex: > >>>>>> Is there any OEM source for laptop enclosures? Specifically the dreaded > >>>>>> Dell. > >>>>>> > >>>>>> I got another hand-me-down Dell laptop where the LCD and guts are fine > >>>>>> but the cheap plastic case and keyboard is cracked and beat to hell. I > >>>>>> can get replacement keyboards on Amazon.com, sometimes spare LCD bezels > >>>>>> and backplates turn up on eBay but was wondering if there's any source > >>>>>> to buy the whole thing plus screws in one fell swoop to do a transplant > >>>>> > >>>>> find a dead one to use a as spares? > >>>>> > >>>> > >>>> Meh, there are a zillion different models and it's usually a smashed LCD > >>>> that are the dead ones, and resellers know a machine with a good > >>>> processor/mobo is worth more than I'd like to pay > >>> > >>> There's this old time wonder-material. > >>> Duct tape. > >>> (ducks) > >>> > >>> George H. > >>> > >> > >> I've used Bondo before, too! > > > > Grin, I used JB Weld on a crack in the engine block of my old tractor. > > It's been working for >10 years now. > > (previously it was pissing water into the oil) > > > > GH > > > > JB Weld putty is the poor man's machine shop. I use it in protos all > the time, though one of these days I'm going to get a Sherline. > > (A bit of ultraflat black Krylon #1602 hides a multitude of sins.) > > Cheers > > Phil Hobbs > > -- > Dr Philip C D Hobbs > Principal Consultant > ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics > Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics > Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 > > http://electrooptical.net > https://hobbs-eo.com
Sherline? One of these https://sherline.com/product/8540a8541a-complete-cnc-mill-package-a/ For ~$3k you can buy a used Bridgeport. (Well maybe you have to wait for the economy to turn down.) A Bridgeport in every basement, that will be my promise when I run for mayor. George H.
On 02/23/2018 01:43 PM, George Herold wrote:
> On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 1:28:55 PM UTC-5, Phil Hobbs wrote: >> On 02/23/2018 01:27 PM, George Herold wrote: >>> On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:54:20 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote: >>>> On 02/23/2018 12:51 PM, George Herold wrote: >>>>> On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:39:04 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote: >>>>>> On 02/23/2018 12:30 PM, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote: >>>>>>> Den fredag den 23. februar 2018 kl. 18.14.24 UTC+1 skrev bitrex: >>>>>>>> Is there any OEM source for laptop enclosures? Specifically the dreaded >>>>>>>> Dell. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> I got another hand-me-down Dell laptop where the LCD and guts are fine >>>>>>>> but the cheap plastic case and keyboard is cracked and beat to hell. I >>>>>>>> can get replacement keyboards on Amazon.com, sometimes spare LCD bezels >>>>>>>> and backplates turn up on eBay but was wondering if there's any source >>>>>>>> to buy the whole thing plus screws in one fell swoop to do a transplant >>>>>>> >>>>>>> find a dead one to use a as spares? >>>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> Meh, there are a zillion different models and it's usually a smashed LCD >>>>>> that are the dead ones, and resellers know a machine with a good >>>>>> processor/mobo is worth more than I'd like to pay >>>>> >>>>> There's this old time wonder-material. >>>>> Duct tape. >>>>> (ducks) >>>>> >>>>> George H. >>>>> >>>> >>>> I've used Bondo before, too! >>> >>> Grin, I used JB Weld on a crack in the engine block of my old tractor. >>> It's been working for >10 years now. >>> (previously it was pissing water into the oil) >>> >>> GH >>> >> >> JB Weld putty is the poor man's machine shop. I use it in protos all >> the time, though one of these days I'm going to get a Sherline. >> >> (A bit of ultraflat black Krylon #1602 hides a multitude of sins.) >> >> Cheers >> >> Phil Hobbs >> >> -- >> Dr Philip C D Hobbs >> Principal Consultant >> ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics >> Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics >> Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 >> >> http://electrooptical.net >> https://hobbs-eo.com > > Sherline? One of these > https://sherline.com/product/8540a8541a-complete-cnc-mill-package-a/ > > For ~$3k you can buy a used Bridgeport. > (Well maybe you have to wait for the economy to turn down.) > > A Bridgeport in every basement, that will be my promise when I run > for mayor. > > George H. >
Yeah, a Bridgeport would be a tough sell around the hacienda, and there isn't enough space here at Burg Frankenstein. A Sherline is small enough to go on a shelf when we're not using it. Cheers Phil Hobbs -- Dr Philip C D Hobbs Principal Consultant ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 http://electrooptical.net https://hobbs-eo.com
On Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:14:18 -0500, bitrex
<bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote:

>Is there any OEM source for laptop enclosures? Specifically the dreaded >Dell.
No or rather not that I know about. If it's under warranty by Dell, Dell will fix it. If it's out of warranty: <http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/fix-your-pc-or-tablet/ab/fix-your-pc-or-tablet> The Dell authorized service center will fix it, but not sell you parts. The parts that Dell actually will sell to customers is limited to plug-in accessories: <http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/partsforyourdell> Case parts have to be ordered from a warehouse, which might take a while to arrive and install. Meanwhile, the laptop is down. Out of warranty repair also tends to be expensive. <https://www.service-center-locator.com/dell/dell-service-center.htm> I can't offer any specific recommendations because I do my own repair and am not a Dell authorized service center. Dell used to sell plastic repair parts to users. You can sometimes get lucky and find these for sale on various web piles. For example: <https://www.parts-people.com/shop/dell-parts/category_bottom-base/>
>I got another hand-me-down Dell laptop where the LCD and guts are fine >but the cheap plastic case and keyboard is cracked and beat to hell. I >can get replacement keyboards on Amazon.com, sometimes spare LCD bezels >and backplates turn up on eBay but was wondering if there's any source >to buy the whole thing plus screws in one fell swoop to do a transplant
I buy my plastic case parts on eBay. I've been sold garbage a few times, but in general, I get usable parts. The big headache for me are the slight differences in production revisions that don't quite fit. The Dremel tool and hot melt glue are my friends. Y'er right about the cracked plastic, but that's what you get if you want fire proof plastic and minimum weight. HP laptops are worse. Good luck with your unspecified model Dell laptop. -- Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558