My laptop has rivets in it:
My cat knocked it off the desk about a year ago and broke one of the hinges. It spent most of the following year wrapped up in gobs of electrical tape with an assortment of picture hanging parts as braces. Last weekend, my boyfriend basically splinted the broken hinge with a combination of sheet metal, double-sided adhesive tape, and rivets. I think the new hinge is actually smoother and less floppy than the original Dell XPS M1330 hinge.