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VB Screws
Posted on: 2010/8/10 18:32
Nintendoid!
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Does anybody know the size of the screws needed to replace the one's in the VB?
I think it would be nice to have this information handy, if possible.
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#2
Re: VB Screws
Posted on: 2010/8/10 18:36
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I would also like to know this, since I don't have a calipers and I'm in need of some replacement screws at the moment.
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#3
Re: VB Screws
Posted on: 2010/8/11 5:06
Nintendoid!
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These should just be considered to be approximate.

Thread (major) diameter = 3.06 mm
Root (minor) diameter = 2.38 mm
length = 11.8mm
Head diameter = 5.28 mm
thread spacing = 1.1mm

I used a sample size of 1, so it must be right! I am a little unsure on the thread size.
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#4
Re: VB Screws
Posted on: 2010/8/11 15:12
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Thanks for the info. I'm going to take a few VB screws with me to the hardware store and try to find a good match. I'll let you guys know what I come up with.
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#5
Re: VB Screws
Posted on: 2010/8/18 6:01
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I took the VB screws with me to Menards and found a replacement.

It's a pack of 22 "Sheet Metal #4 1/2" Combo Pan Head" screws. They fit in the VB perfectly, and have the same thread spacing and approximately the same dimensions as the VB screws, only slightly longer in length. This didn't seem to be a problem at all when I was fitting them in the VB screw holes. The top of these screws have a combo head that will accommodate a standard flat head screwdriver or a Philips. I bought a slender Philips driver with a magnetic tip while I was there and it worked perfect for this application.

So yeah, I imagine any screws that fit the description above will work in the VB. If anything you want screws that are slightly shorter than 1/2", but 1/2" should work. The only other difference between these screws and the VB screws is the ends of the VB screws are flat, and these are pointy. It doesn't matter though.
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#6
Re: VB Screws
Posted on: 2010/8/18 17:39
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I just used the screws from my NES last night those worked perfect
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#7
Re: VB Screws
Posted on: 2010/8/18 18:07
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You never want to put your NES back together then?
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#8
Re: VB Screws
Posted on: 2010/8/18 21:13
Nintendoid!
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Quote:

Vaughanabe13 wrote:
You never want to put your NES back together then?


Lol actually no i don't the system was broken. I think it got hit with a power surge or something, it's dead. I'm using the NES housing to build a PC NES... eventually lol
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#9
Re: VB Screws
Posted on: 2010/8/18 22:31
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Nice! I always thought about making a HTPC in a NES case.
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#10
Re: VB Screws
Posted on: 2010/8/19 2:13
Nintendoid!
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Quote:

Vaughanabe13 wrote:
Nice! I always thought about making a HTPC in a NES case.



Dude you should go for it! I'm not very far with it at all. All i've done is used a dremel to holo it out. I have too many projects right now 1 my MAME Arcades hard drive burned out 2 NES PC 3 I have a VB housing that i want to put led's in so the eyes light up red and 4 i want to build what looks like an old 50's TV but its really a multiple game emulator. Lol sorry didn't mean to hi jack the thread.
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