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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:06 pm 
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Hey all,


I was wondering - is there any way to distinguish between the M2 x 6 mm and M2 x 5 mm screws?
I am referring to any special marking/color/adhesive.

When I took out the screws that secure the palmrest and the keyboard, I could not distinguish any difference between them.

If I accidentally switched up the screws, will there be any tension on the parts?


Thanks in advance! :bow:

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:26 am 
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Well, M2 x 6mm screws would be 6mm in length, and M2 x 5mm screws would be 5mm. So whichever ones are slightly shorter are M2x5. :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:10 am 
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Thanks, however I was confused since I saw the maintenance manual state 6mm screws and 5mm screws and when I took them out I could see them as one-size.

I just wanted to some kind of conformation that I didn't do something wrong.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:46 am 
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I can understand your issue, I also have trouble telling some screws apart, specially when you have one or to mm difference only. I normally use a ruler to measure them, the HMM specifies the color most of the time as well.

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Stand them on their caps on a flat table so you can easily tell whether some of them are slightly longer.

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