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#123899 - 31/10/2002 17:28 screws for mounting HDs
cblake
journeyman

Registered: 01/10/2002
Posts: 79
Anyone know where I can get the right screws? I've tried local computer stores like the FAQ says but had no luck. Will support sell some?

-Calvin
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#123900 - 31/10/2002 18:19 Re: screws for mounting HDs [Re: cblake]
Mach
old hand

Registered: 15/07/2002
Posts: 826
Loc: Texas, USA
I was able to go to a CompUSA and after asking nicely, sift through a large bin of screws to come up with ones that would fit. You might try the same at a CompUSA or similar.

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#123901 - 31/10/2002 18:23 Re: screws for mounting HDs [Re: Mach]
cblake
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Registered: 01/10/2002
Posts: 79
I got no CompUSA near me.

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#123902 - 31/10/2002 19:36 Re: screws for mounting HDs [Re: cblake]
msaeger
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Registered: 23/09/2000
Posts: 3608
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
I just took the HDD to the hardware store and found some that fit. Get some spacers too.
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#123903 - 01/11/2002 03:16 Re: screws for mounting HDs [Re: cblake]
David
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Registered: 05/05/2000
Posts: 623
Loc: Cambridge
I'll send you some screws free of charge. Just email me your postal address. Bear in mind they will take 3-14 days to arrive if you're in the US though.

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#123904 - 01/11/2002 10:02 Re: screws for mounting HDs [Re: David]
papinist
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Registered: 30/12/2001
Posts: 119
Loc: Italy
As someone other says, "My hat off to you, Sir."
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#123905 - 04/11/2002 09:12 Re: screws for mounting HDs [Re: cblake]
DWallach
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Registered: 30/04/2000
Posts: 3717
I bought a "variety pack" of screws from Fry's Electronics. Some of the screws in there were the correct gauge.

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#123906 - 04/11/2002 13:13 Re: screws for mounting HDs [Re: msaeger]
jarob10
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Registered: 07/01/2002
Posts: 274
Loc: Stockport, UK
Can regular steel washers be used, providing the thickness is ok . ?
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#123907 - 04/11/2002 15:23 Re: screws for mounting HDs [Re: jarob10]
mrfixit
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Registered: 14/06/2002
Posts: 337
Thats what I used and they work fine, somone please correct me if thats not good.
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#123908 - 04/11/2002 17:42 Re: screws for mounting HDs [Re: jarob10]
msaeger
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Registered: 23/09/2000
Posts: 3608
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
I don't think it would matter as long as they aren't shorting out anything on the bottom of the HDD. I used plastic spacers from home depot on on drive and some extra rc car shock parts for the other one.
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#123909 - 05/11/2002 00:42 Re: screws for mounting HDs [Re: mrfixit]
jarob10
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Registered: 07/01/2002
Posts: 274
Loc: Stockport, UK
I too am using 'conductive' steel washers without any probs.

My logic was that the screws provide a conductive path from the tray to the drives anyway.
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