Macpro Bay

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by patricksan, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. patricksan macrumors member

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    Dear All,

    Because I changed sometimes the hard disk on my bay from mac pro, I started to get problem with the screw.

    Should I use some specific screw or anyone that fits?

    Is it possible to buy the same one that comes with the macpro?


    Thank you
     
  2. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    These should do the trick, and it looks like they ship to Belgium =)
     
  3. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    Any screw with the right threading and length will probably work, but it's much better to get the nicer ones that Apple uses. They might also reduce vibration and such so it's not a bad idea.
     
  4. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    The role of vibration reduction comes from those rubber gaskets around the screws, and replacing the screw itself while keeping the gasket in isn't easy. I'd recommend lubing up the new screw to fit in where you *carefully* removed the stripped one.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'd get more sleds if you keep changing between the same drives.
     
  6. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    I did this once, they can get very pricey! This is where I bought the 8 I have from...just make sure you are buying for the right model (06-08 vs 09 designs)
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Right, but it's still a small cost compared to having to fix stripped threads on the drives themselves.
     
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