For me this was really simple and took about 30 seconds.
Like almost everyone else here, my laptop powered on as I installed the input cover.
IMPORTANT: If you plan to install your existing mainboard in a CoolerMaster case, make sure to boot into the BIOS and enable standalone mode before continuing.
Take care not to cross-thread any of the 8 screws that hold the case together. They're a bit soft and will strip easily.
Thank you, Framework, for offering the CoolerMaster case. Works like a charm!
To be fair, this repair was definitely a bit more complex than the original DIY install, but the directions were clear. It might help to know that the screws you remove in the process are *not* all the same size, but it’s good form to keep them separated in any case. Also, take care with the silver grounding tape, as mine wasn’t really suitable for re-use (I suspect and hope it’s non-critical).
Framework might want to consider sending a new strip of silver grounding tape with each hinge replacement. Mine wasn’t particularly sticky when I tried to reattach it.
Take care—these screws are **not** all the same size. The inner screw on each side is slightly small. Also, there’s a magnet just left of the inner screw on the right hinge, making it slightly trickier to get the screw out and back in.
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