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Where can I find little tiny computer screws?

brownnugen 309 51 April 2, 2011 at 11:57 AM
On my MSI laptop, it seems that one of the screws that hold down the hinges for the monitor has popped off. When I try to screw it back in, it doesn't seem like the screw is long enough to get a good bite on the threads to stay put. I've already tried screwing the screw in there (without the hinge) to ensure nothing is stripped.

I emailed MSI to see if they can send me a screw that is a little long than the one that is currently on there now. They said the size of the standard screw is M2.5X0.45P,4.5mm,5mm so I need to find something just a tad longer. Does anyone know where I could find these things cheap? Thanks,
-Nick

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In your place I'd try automotive stores or RadioShack.
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in little, tiny computers Smilie
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On my MSI laptop, it seems that one of the screws that hold down the hinges for the monitor has popped off. When I try to screw it back in, it doesn't seem like the screw is long enough to get a good bite on the threads to stay put. I've already tried screwing the screw in there (without the hinge) to ensure nothing is stripped.

I emailed MSI to see if they can send me a screw that is a little long than the one that is currently on there now. They said the size of the standard screw is M2.5X0.45P,4.5mm,5mm so I need to find something just a tad longer. Does anyone know where I could find these things cheap? Thanks,
-Nick

Sometimes ebay is a good source for these tiny screws, search for your model, i have seen whole screw sets for laptops for $10. Also, try fastener places, here in MI we have one called Metrics Unlimited, and Motor City Fastener. They have all kinds of bolts screws, nuts, etc. Gotta love the Motor City for that. If you still have no success, call one of them up, and see if they can order it for you, and send it out. Good luck

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some of the mom & pop comp shops sell them by me, but of course that YMMV.
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Real hardware stores, i.e., not home centers like Lowe's or Home Depot but paces like True Value and Ace.
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A computer store.
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