Is loose hinge normal?

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  1. NGC

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    In my old Surface 2 the hinge easily went from a solid first and second stage opening. My new Surface Pro 2 has a second stage hinge with a lot of play in the hinge. I wonder if this is normal?
     
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    On my sp2 the kickstand hinge is pretty solid in all three positions as in it takes quite some force to change angles. When locked in there is no give.
     
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    There are two small Torx Screws that may need to tighten...
     
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    Can you confirm the Torx head size as a T5
     
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    T-5 looks correct, but I can't confirm as the smallest I have on hand is T-7.


    Update: I looked in my iFix Manual and confirmed T-5...
     
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    thanks
     
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    Thanks everyone for your advice. I will check out the Torx screws. We Surface owners are so lucky to have this excellent forum.
     
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    Hi! Did it fix your problem? I think my hinge is quite loose as well. I'd try to tighten the screws, but I don't have any Torx screwdriver, so before buying one I'd like to make sure it will solve the issue..

    Bye!
     
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    I have had two SP2s so far and the hinge was somewhat loose in the second position on both of them.
     

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