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.