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Topic # 239694 30-Jul-2018 19:43
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Bought some parts of Trade Me recently and many didn't come with screws etc. Kicking myself for not checking for this.

 

 

I need:-

 

- 8x motherboard screws (i.e. for screwing it onto the motherboard).

 

- 8x 3.5" HDD screws

 

- 4x ATX PSU back screws

 

 

I've had a look online and I can only find bulk screws when I only want a few, so I thought I would check here and see if anyone can spare some old screws. Happy to pay shipping + a small amount.

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  Reply # 2065217 30-Jul-2018 19:49
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Theres are always a nightmare to find. i eventually got sick of hunting for the right box and ordered in bulk standrd pc screws

 

does 99% of all i need...





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  Reply # 2065218 30-Jul-2018 19:50
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Where did you buy yours from?

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  Reply # 2065235 30-Jul-2018 19:58
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KiwiSurfer: Where did you buy yours from?

 

 

 

Was going to follow up with a link.... Turns out it wasn't on ali express...

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00032Q1J4/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 





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  Reply # 2065266 30-Jul-2018 20:23
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  Reply # 2065284 30-Jul-2018 20:57
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Go to your local friendly computer shop and ask if you can raid their bin(s) of screws.

I did this and paid $7 for as much as I wanted. I shifted to get what I needed, then took a few handfuls for luck.
The collection has served me very well




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  Reply # 2065321 30-Jul-2018 23:00
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Where are you OP? I cant be bothered dealing with shipping, but pickup or drop off may be possible.





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  Reply # 2065388 31-Jul-2018 08:06
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Where are you based? I keep a small collection of these.






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  Reply # 2066597 1-Aug-2018 21:34
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if you havn't sourced these yet - https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/components/other/listing-1712626744.htm?rsqid=39cc3e7a65c24c6a905edbdc9c08e249


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  Reply # 2066888 2-Aug-2018 15:11
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The PB service department in Wellington has a bucket of screws that people can grab from.


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  Reply # 2066891 2-Aug-2018 15:20
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Yeah OP, where are you based? I believe I've got a stash of them in a container in the shed. Got packets and packets for free while working at Dick Smith and they wrote off all their components/fuses etc. 




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  Reply # 2070876 9-Aug-2018 18:38
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Popped into a computer shop on the way home from work today and got some for free which I'm stoked about. I was happy to pay for it but the guy said not to worry. Thanks for the offers here too! :)

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