Re: Laptop Issues
I haven't tried tightening a set of hinges, but if you are mechanically inclined enough to tear apart a laptop to solder on it, then you should be able to at least remove the hinges and take a better look.
A replacement set of hinges shouldn't cost that much, if you go to eBay.
As for the battery issue; it seems like you have a different problem going on, there-- you sure you aren't putting it into hibernate instead of full shutdown?
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