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People I could strangle...regarding HDD covers

#1 Post by olddog » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:45 am

There are two categories:

1 Those who remove a hard drive from the computer and then throw away the caddy, cover, and screw.

2 Those who sell covers, caddies and screws, but supply the wrong screw or no screw at all for the cover.

Of course, IBM/Lenovo are also to blame for using a non-standard and hard-to-find screw for the cover. Why?

It's easy enough to find covers, but I can't be the only person to have difficulty finding proper screws. Does anybody have a source they can recommend?

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Re: People I could strangle...regarding HDD covers

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:50 am

But do the different Thinkpad models have the same type of screw for the HDD cover?
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Re: People I could strangle...regarding HDD covers

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:53 am

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Re: People I could strangle...regarding HDD covers

#4 Post by olddog » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:12 am

I mainly have T42 and T61 models.

The 14" versions of both have the same screw - a stubby little thing probably 3mm or 4, with a wide head which has a slot going right across and a smaller slot at right angles which doesn't go right across the head. On the 15.4" T61 the screw head is smaller. My 15.4" T61s came with covers and screws, so they are not an issue - at least not for me.

BTW, I don't have the non-wide-screen T61, so I am not sure what that takes.
axur-delmeria wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:50 am
But do the different Thinkpad models have the same type of screw for the HDD cover?

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Re: People I could strangle...regarding HDD covers

#5 Post by olddog » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:38 am

Thanks, but so far I can't see what I am after on either of these.

It's interesting that for the T61, Lenovo sells (or used to sell) a screw pack (P/N 44C4809), but it excludes the cover screw. And people selling packs of screws never (in my experience) include cover screws.

On page 63 of the T61 14.1" WS HMM they mention the screw, but don't give its dimensions or part number.
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Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:53 am
They seem to have them all: http://www.laptopscrews.com/contact.htm
Or check eBay: https://www.ebay.ie/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... s&_sacat=0

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