Broken hinge, bent bezel
One day, I had great difficulty closing the lid of my Dell Inspiron E1705. I subsequently discovered that the bottom left edge of the bezel has a small crack (and missing bit of metal) and the lower left hand corner of the bezel is bent inward.
It doesn't seem that my images uploaded. Please check them out on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/90351105@N0...
Despite the machine being around 9 years old, I believe it's well worth fixing.
Here's an overview of what the images are, in case the descriptions on Flickr aren't good enough or they eventually show up here.
"Dell5" shows the how the bezel is bent. "Dell1" shows that the top of the lid is separated from the back of the screen when trying to open it wider. "Dell4" clearly shows the bent lower left hand corner of the bezel. "Dell3" shows the back left corner of the bezel: the top is on the right. "Dell2" shows the crack in the bottom of the lid, where a small piece of metal has broken off. "Dell6" shows the case open at the maximum angle before reaching resistance -- when I think opening it wider might damage it further.