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ravenvii
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« on: October 28, 2009, 04:41:05 AM »

Like the title says. I need a couple of M3x3mm screws for the harddrive for a Dell laptop. I need a flat head (not one of those weird headless screws).

Can I find those in a local store? Like Fry's, Home Depot, Lowe's or something? I need those very soon, so if I can't get them locally I'll have to order a couple very soon.

Thanks in advance...
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2009, 01:13:13 PM »

I would check someplace like Radio Shack.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009, 09:42:06 PM »

This may sound like a silly question but are you sure that they are m3x3? Most current models use the m2x3 screws. If they are the m2x3 I have a bunch of em. I'd be happy to mail a pair out to you. Hit me with a pm with your model and addy.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009, 11:44:30 PM »

That's what the service manual says. M3x3 mm screws.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 12:43:52 AM »

Just went to a local Radio Shack, and was told by a fake-smile-then-suddenly-rude employee that they don't have screws.

God I hate going into a Radio Shack, I don't understand why they're not out of business.

I also checked Ace's Hardware, but the smallest they have is M3x5 mm frown

There's another Radio Shack nearby, I will go and check, but if they don't have anything, that's it for Radio Shacks, they fucking suck.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009, 02:37:30 AM »

Amazon has hex-driven ones.  Six for $1.48.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009, 03:04:31 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 29, 2009, 02:37:30 AM

Amazon has hex-driven ones.  Six for $1.48.

I'm not sure if that'll work? (Yes, I do have a hex screwdriver), I think I need a water head to "halt" the screwdriver, if you know what I mean?

Basically this is exactly what I need: http://www.laptopscrews.com/M3x3.htm

But $4 shipping charge for 2 measly screws? Come on!
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009, 06:56:10 PM »

Quote from: ravenvii on October 29, 2009, 03:04:31 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 29, 2009, 02:37:30 AM

Amazon has hex-driven ones.  Six for $1.48.

I'm not sure if that'll work? (Yes, I do have a hex screwdriver), I think I need a water head to "halt" the screwdriver, if you know what I mean?

Basically this is exactly what I need: http://www.laptopscrews.com/M3x3.htm

But $4 shipping charge for 2 measly screws? Come on!

You've probably already spent more than $4 in gas looking local. Bite the proverbial bullet and order them!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2009, 06:58:26 PM »

Got some good news for ya. I was at a client site today. They are packr ats that never throw any old hardware away and they slipped me a pair of m3x3's. They're yours if you want them.
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2009, 10:34:11 PM »

Quote from: Goldchamp on October 29, 2009, 06:56:10 PM

You've probably already spent more than $4 in gas looking local. Bite the proverbial bullet and order them!

What made you assume I even own a car? smile

Quote from: Oscuros on October 29, 2009, 06:58:26 PM

Got some good news for ya. I was at a client site today. They are packr ats that never throw any old hardware away and they slipped me a pair of m3x3's. They're yours if you want them.

Yes please!!! I need two! You got PM!
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2009, 01:45:24 AM »

Got 'em in an envelope. Dropping them in the mail in the morning.
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2010, 10:41:22 PM »

I was up against this a couple of days ago with a Dell E1505 that was missing one of the screws (m3x3mm) that holds the hard drive in place.  I saw some old these old posts and tried my local Ace hardware.  I bought an m3x4mm for 14 cents - it locked down tight and no wiggle.  Certainly better than a 4-pack for $2.50 and $6 shipping
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2010, 12:53:53 AM »

Quote from: Jayare49 on October 15, 2010, 10:41:22 PM

I was up against this a couple of days ago with a Dell E1505 that was missing one of the screws (m3x3mm) that holds the hard drive in place.  I saw some old these old posts and tried my local Ace hardware.  I bought an m3x4mm for 14 cents - it locked down tight and no wiggle.  Certainly better than a 4-pack for $2.50 and $6 shipping

Let's see...

Odd topic thread resurrection...
referencing obscure screws...
used the words tight and wiggle...
1st post.


Interesting start.    Bring your own!
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