Bent Pins, Lost Screws
fedora at themusenashville.com
Sun Feb 6 05:09:34 UTC 2005
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>On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 22:17:39 -0500, Jeff Kinz <jkinz at kinz.org> wrote:
>>On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 10:08:15PM -0500, Robert L Cochran wrote:
>>>When I installed a new hard drive in my aging Sony Vaio PCG-F350 laptop
>>>this evening, two tragedies befell me. The worst...shudder!...is that I
>>>fumbled one of the 3 mounting screws for the hard drive cage on the
>>>motherboard, and I can't find the darn screw. It's somewhere in the guts
>>>of the laptop, possibly around the region of the touch pad.
>>Keep the power off!
>>I suggest continued shaking interspersed with further dis-assembly of
>>the laptop until you find the screw or go mad (whichever comes first).
>>I wouldn't power the unit back up until I had the screw out. It could
>>be very costly.
>>Start with lots of shaking, all directions, all orientations, until you
>>get a rattle, then try to maneuver the little bugger to an opening.
There are several magnets in there. It could be stuck to one of them, in
which case shaking won't help. What a pain. From my experience
disassebling laptops, I'm surprised there's enough extra room in there
for a screw.
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