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# 249383 8-May-2019 15:32
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So I need some screws for some Workstations in the office, both the Monitor Mounts & monitors came with no screws whatsoever so I'm a little lost on where to find replacements. They're quite small with my guess being around 3mm Diameter. Where would I find replacements locally? Bunnings/Mitre 10?

 

 

 

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  # 2233085 8-May-2019 15:40
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We had the same issue before and found some at Jaycar https://www.jaycar.co.nz/5mm-x-3mm-black-equipment-screws-pk-200/p/HP0441 just double check what length you need as you don't want the screw to go all the way to the LCD.


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  # 2233128 8-May-2019 16:24
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CrashAndBurn:

 

We had the same issue before and found some at Jaycar https://www.jaycar.co.nz/5mm-x-3mm-black-equipment-screws-pk-200/p/HP0441 just double check what length you need as you don't want the screw to go all the way to the LCD.

 

 

That's odd, those screws are listed as for device cover screws not mount screws

 

the VESA spec uses M4 screws,  or M6 and M8 for the larger one, ( those are M3??)


 
 
 
 


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  # 2233130 8-May-2019 16:26
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wellygary:

 

CrashAndBurn:

 

We had the same issue before and found some at Jaycar https://www.jaycar.co.nz/5mm-x-3mm-black-equipment-screws-pk-200/p/HP0441 just double check what length you need as you don't want the screw to go all the way to the LCD.

 

 

That's odd, those screws are listed as for device cover screws not mount screws

 

the VESA spec uses M4 screws,  or M6 and M8 for the larger one, ( those are M3??)

 

 

I used that link as the OP mentioned 3mm but yes, they carry M4's as well.


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  # 2233140 8-May-2019 16:50
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Depends on the screen what they take, but they will be standard M series screws and max of about 8mm pentration into the screen. Not all have closed bottom holes and if you put one too long in then it can hit stuff that matters.





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  # 2233326 8-May-2019 21:11
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wellygary:

CrashAndBurn:


We had the same issue before and found some at Jaycar https://www.jaycar.co.nz/5mm-x-3mm-black-equipment-screws-pk-200/p/HP0441 just double check what length you need as you don't want the screw to go all the way to the LCD.



That's odd, those screws are listed as for device cover screws not mount screws


the VESA spec uses M4 screws,  or M6 and M8 for the larger one, ( those are M3??)



I mounted a late-model 50” Panny with Vesa wall-bracket recently for some friends and I’m pretty sure the screws were M5 from memory. I recall this because I thought it was unusual - usually M ‘even number’.(?)

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The M stands for metric, the number is the diameter of the thread in mm. There are more common diameters, but it can be almost anything. M5 is rather common - most hobby kits for electronics contain M2.5, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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  # 2233446 9-May-2019 07:32
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Ge0rge: The M stands for metric, the number is the diameter of the thread in mm. There are more common diameters, but it can be almost anything. M5 is rather common - most hobby kits for electronics contain M2.5, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

 

Yes - I know all that.

 

It was the '5' that I thought was unusual in this case - others I have done have been 'even numbers'.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2233462 9-May-2019 08:25
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eracode:

Ge0rge: The M stands for metric, the number is the diametyer of the thread in mm. There are more common diameters, but it can be almost anything. M5 is rather common - most hobby kits for electronics contain M2.5, 3, 4, 5 and 6.


Yes - I know all that.


It was the '5' that I thought was unusual in this case - others I have done have been 'even numbers'.


 



Ah fair enough. Perhaps that particular manufacturer picked up some cheap tooling and figured they'd just make it work? I've definitely come across stranger reasons for design decisions!

Randomly, I've got some M1 and M0.75 machine screws here at work - tweezers to get them in place and if you so much as sneeze, they'll cross-thread or strip!

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  # 2233463 9-May-2019 08:28
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Ge0rge:
eracode:

 

Ge0rge: The M stands for metric, the number is the diametyer of the thread in mm. There are more common diameters, but it can be almost anything. M5 is rather common - most hobby kits for electronics contain M2.5, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

 

 

 

Yes - I know all that.

 

 

 

It was the '5' that I thought was unusual in this case - others I have done have been 'even numbers'.

 

 

 

 

 



Ah fair enough. Perhaps that particular manufacturer picked up some cheap tooling and figured they'd just make it work? I've definitely come across stranger reasons for design decisions!

Randomly, I've got some M1 and M0.75 machine screws here at work - tweezers to get them in place and if you so much as sneeze, they'll cross-thread or strip!

 

The manufacturer in this case was Panasonic.


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