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trueredsoxfan58

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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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dyt1983

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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.
 

trueredsoxfan58

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That picture is from ifixit. I broke the thing that the screw screws into ontop of the motherboard
 

dtjay7

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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.
 
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trueredsoxfan58

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Aug 5, 2013
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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.

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