i've got a screw loose!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jhomayne, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. jhomayne macrumors regular

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    #1
    or maybe that should be "I've lost a screw!"

    I seem to have managed to lose one of my ibooks screen screws (bottom right). Now.. all seems well at the moment, no discernable movement/loosening but i'm guessing that it's not something that can just be left on its own.

    is it possible to get replacement screws? (i'm in the Uk)

    cheers. :)
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Just visit your nearest Apple Service Provider (or Apple Store, whichever is closest). They should be able to give (or if they're cheap sell) you a screw.
     
  3. Skareb macrumors member

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    I recomend a hardware store, or even another computer store.

    Apple have a habbit of...

    Jordan
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Problem is to find the right screw, Apple (and many other computer manufacturers) use very specialized screws, you could almost say proprietary, and to get them in a regular hardware store could sadly be difficult.

    I've never had problems getting help at my local Apple Service Providers. Just last week I got a replacement F9 key for my iBook keyboard, free of charge. :)
     
  5. Skareb macrumors member

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    guess you have to get luckey sometimes

    Jordan
     
  6. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    Get if from Apple so you are sure you have the right screw. Wrong size and you could damage threads....too long and you could damage something else.....
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Me too, but I've a great therapist!

    Oh, wait, didn't read the whole thing.

    :eek:
     

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