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How To Fix a Cracked Laptop

Laptops are meant to be mobile, but mobile often means wear and tear. But if you crack the case, fortunately there’s a fix.


  • Step 1: Let the putty dry for as long as directed on the package. Once dry, the hardened putty will make your laptop case as good as new.
  • Step 2: Cover the epoxy with craft paint to hide evidence of the damage. Sand down bumps before applying the paint.
  • FACT: In 2008, a woman tracked down her stolen laptop by logging on to it remotely and taking pictures of the thieves.
  • Step 3: Remove excess putty from around the hole or crack with a razor blade or the edge of a credit card. Smooth the putty so that it is flush with the surface of your computer.
  • Step 4: Mold the mixed putty into the hole or crack on your laptop. Fill the crack completely.
  • TIP: Avoid fast-drying epoxy putty to give yourself enough time to complete the repair.
  • Step 5: Mix the two elements of the epoxy together until they are thoroughly blended. Wear gloves if your hands are sensitive to the resin.
  • Step 6: Break off a piece of epoxy putty large enough to fill the hole or crack in your laptop.

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