Review: HP Mini 1000 Netbook
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Reviewed by Ryan McLaughlin on 02/14/2009
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  • steve

    I have the HP Mini (1116NR). The hinge strength has been an issue with my netbook. In fact, it was so firm that eventually the screws on one of the hinges stripped out of where it was mounted and came free from the monitor. (Perhaps the innovative hinge/speaker/cool mesh idea backfired)

    The little HP netbook is by far my favorite PC purchase ever. I love it. It is more powerful than my desktop and old laptop, so a cheap little upgrade for me. But the hinge is stronger than where it’s mounted on and will break with average movement. It’ll start clicking and feeling loose after a month or two of opening and closing, eventually, one of them will give. HP was willing to fix the problem after $16 of shipping and handling.

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    • Bob

      Hi Steve,

      I am having the same problem but HP is telling me it is not covered and will be $400.00 to fix. Who did you contact?

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  • steve

    i am also having that problem. what kind of company is hp they should pay local repair dealers to fix mail indeed. i am going back to toshiba.

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  • minime

    Hp has always been my favorite laptop company. They have the strongest and most stylish designs. Bought a mini a couple months ago. Glad it came with XP.

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  • Robert

    Yes My HP MINI HINGE also broke and I was extra careful with it, I treated it with kit gloves too. I don’t know why HP doesn’t address this issue with a recall or an improved model!

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  • Kirt Edward

    I too have a broken hinge. I would like to repair it myself if I can figure out how to do this operation I would be most grateful. Aside from the obvious design problem with the hinges my only other concerns with this netbook are the location of the right and left pad buttons,& the small keyboard size. Additionally I noticed that when typing I’ll look at the display and the cursor has jumped to a new location in the paragraph. This is a very frequent inconvenience and has caused me to dislike the Mini 1000. Just to much hassle for my taste. I am seriously considering going with a Mac next time around. Then again Apple has its problems as well. About that guide, if anyone has any suggestions please email me at [email protected] Thanks

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  • Ed

    Had the floppy loose screw hinge problem on my HP MINI 1000 (1151R). Went through the routine mentioned on the FIXIT site to dismantle and tighten the screws. WORKS NOW BETTER THAN NEW! Not only seemingly snappier and FASTER, but NO LONGER HEATS UP like before! NOPE, it was not a matter of cleaning the HEATSINK! MY strong suspicions have to do with the INITIAL QUALITY of the CPU GREASE initially on the CPU! Didn’t have LOCKTITE, but I did put a CAREFUL DAB of SUPERGLUE on the screws. Hope never to have the problem again! FEELS BETTER than NEW! Now that I have been into this thing and am familiar, I’d like to know if there are any improvements or upgrades that can be made. CPU maybe? HMMM!

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    • Louups2000

      Ed which fixit site did you go through. If you could post it I would sure like to try and fix mine.

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