Mac Pro PCIe Screws

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by King Aleksandar, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. King Aleksandar macrumors newbie

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    I no longer have the holding bracket for the PCIE Bracket and was wondering if I could use (#6-32) screws in each of the holes instead, or does it use a different type of screw?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Those screws should work to keep your cards in place.
     
  3. two-mac-jack macrumors newbie

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    Mar 25, 2016
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    I tried using #6-32 screws, and they are not a perfect match. They will go in only one turn and then stick, so the head never actually reaches the top of the PCIe bracket to hold it securely -- it just sticks out in space. When you unscrew them, you can easily drop them into the gap between the front panel and the PCIe frame, and then they fall down under the CPU tray; happened to me twice.

    Instead, I found these thumbscrews with big knurled heads that are metric 3.5mm (M3.5), and they work perfectly, screwing all the way down on top of the PCIe card brackets.
     

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