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Screw specification
Posted on: 2016/10/4 20:59
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Hi everybody!

I've searched the forum for this information, and i guess it'll take a miracle for me to have that info.

Short story, i've performed a reflow on my displays "Using a heat gun... Not an oven PLEASE" and i damage one of the phillips screws. And now i'm wondering what is the correct, size, lenght, thread, etc...

I'd need only one, but i could also buy them in bulk.

Any information would be appreciated!
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#2
Re: Screw specification
Posted on: 2016/10/5 2:47
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LMSBTFY (let me search box that for you)

http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... t_id=29882#forumpost29882

Also, it doesn't matter what heat-source you use, the "oven trick" is temporary and none-too-good for the display cable. You're way better-off sending those to be soldered. It's well worth the price, as anyone who's had it done will attest (and many have - on this very forum).
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Re: Screw specification
Posted on: 2016/10/5 12:47
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Quote:

RunnerPack wrote:
LMSBTFY (let me search box that for you)

http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... t_id=29882#forumpost29882


Thank you!
I'll try them tomorrow

Quote:

RunnerPack wrote:
Also, it doesn't matter what heat-source you use, the "oven trick" is temporary and none-too-good for the display cable.


I know it's a temporary solution (Only 4month without a glitch), i simply think that a heat gun provides a better control on the heat and how uniform the heat is applied.

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RunnerPack wrote:
You're way better-off sending those to be soldered.

I'm actualy probing for some prices to get them soldered. Aren't you back into business?
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#4
Re: Screw specification
Posted on: 2016/10/5 23:23
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Sorry. I wanted to modify my post and haven't found how.

The screw i'm talking is not a #4 1/2inch. It's 1/4inch long...
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Re: Screw specification
Posted on: 2016/10/6 2:50
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Quote:

Phobophile wrote:
Sorry. I wanted to modify my post and haven't found how.

The screw i'm talking is not a #4 1/2inch. It's 1/4inch long...


Oh, I just realized that, when you called them "phillips screws" you were referring to the ones that hold the display boards in, not phillips-head replacements for the ones holding the VB together.

I don't think those have a standard size, but they have a major diameter of ~0.075" and seem to be 40 TPI, as near as I can tell. The same screw is used to hold the mainboard down, so you could use one of those and find some other way to secure the mainboard, or just be careful with the VB (like you should be, anyway) and the one screw will probably be sufficient (since it doesn't move around, unlike the display boards).

BTW, if you don't mind me asking, how did you damage the screw? I've never encountered one that took much force to turn. If you stripped out the head, but the threads are still good, you might be able to cut a slot in the head and use a flat-bladed screwdriver to turn it.

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I'm actualy probing for some prices to get them soldered. Aren't you back into business?


Sorry, no, but HPL and TheForce both do excellent work.
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Re: Screw specification
Posted on: 2016/10/6 7:12
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The screws were all seized, and i had those cheap jewelry screwdrivers with slim metalic handles, with damaged head. I guess that my poor motor skills were not in my favor neither. I always find a way to skip a turn, even with the gamebit screws =/.

I guess i'll just exchange one of the board screw with the striped one, which i can still screw with bigger phillips screwdriver... And strenght...

I've already ask TheForce for his price, but oversea shipping is a bit dear. I'm waiting for HP's answer! That's a bummer you don't do them anymore. For what i've seen on youtube, your work looks incredibly good!
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