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Laptop Screws - Can One Use 2.5 x 6mm Instead of 2.5 X 6.5mm


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#1 Sapienta

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:32 PM

Greetings:

 

I have an HP 15 Laptop that is refusing the power on (the power LED  blinks a few times but that is it). While disassembling the machine to replace a hard drive, some screws were unfortunately lost.

 

While I am very doubtful that the missing screws would cause the present problem, I am not sure what else to think at the moment. According to the HP service manual, most of the screws that were lost are 2.5 x 6.5 mm screws. However, these seem to be a rather uncommon size. The few I found in that size were comparatively far more expensive than sets that included a range of sizes, including 2.5 x 6mm screws. My question is, is it acceptable to use 2.5 x 6 screws in place of the 2.5 x 6.5 that were originally used,or not? The screws are the ones that go into the bottom of the laptop.

 

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:42 PM

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         2.5 x 6.5 mm                                                                     2.5 x 6 mm

 

The difference is .5 of a mm in length

 

It will make no difference.

 

Go for it


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:55 PM

btw...screw length is measured from under the head of the screw


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:28 PM

Screw length can be critical on laptops, one that's too long will bottom out before the case is secured tight.  That could also dislodge the brass threaded inserts in the plastic.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:59 PM

The one in question is shorter by .5mm.....so he should be ok


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:01 PM

As long as it is long enough to grab by at least a few threads....should be fine....


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