Broke screw receptacle on motherboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by trueredsoxfan58, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. trueredsoxfan58 macrumors member

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    When reassembling my mac i broke off the screw receptacle of my mac motherboard. Being the klutz that i am i then dropped it into a black hole under my desk where it will never be found. Anyone know where i could order a replacement one? The fan is still held securely in place by the other two screws, and i have monitored CPU temps and there is no difference in performance
    I have a 2013 Macbook Air with Core i7 8gb Ram and 512gb ssd

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  2. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    You mean you broke off the standoff that is fit into the motherboard, or the screw? Your picture isn't really clear, there's a screw there.
     
  3. trueredsoxfan58 thread starter macrumors member

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    That picture is from ifixit. I broke the thing that the screw screws into ontop of the motherboard
     
  4. dyt1983, Jan 27, 2015
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    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    edit: To remove personally identifying info not relevant to the conversation.
     
  5. dtjay7, Jan 30, 2015
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    I did that before, it never caused a problem with just having the other two. That standoff breaks off easily if you try and tighten the screws very much.
    I still had the standoff and tried to glue it with a drop off superglue and it didn't work.
     
  6. trueredsoxfan58 thread starter macrumors member

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    if you still have the standoff ill buy it off you and give it a shot. PM me a quote
     
  7. dtjay7 macrumors regular

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    It is long gone. This was at least year ago. Sorry, I wish I had it.
     

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