So here’s the story. Someone stepped on the screen of their Chromebook and shattered the screen. No my Chromebook the hinges came loose because of a broken shell on the LCD. But the LCD screen works so I opened the SO’s laptop and extracted the broken screen . Took the working screen out of mine and transplanted it into his old Chromebook.
In doing so I discovered something. The hinges on his old Chromebook were screwed in, the hinges on mine weren’t. But now I have a working Chromebook again. Also found out there’s no SSD In this version of Chromebook instead it is flash RAM. Suppose I could get a hot air gun and take them out and re-install them on the board of the spouses old Chromebook.