[rescue] looking for a source for flat (countersunk) hard drive mounting screws

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Sep 28 23:08:00 CDT 2010

I've rescued a number of pieces of hardware from the recycler... looks 
like all of it uses
6-32 machine screws with flat (countersunk) head screws (phillips I'm sure).

As best as I can tell these are 100 degree.  The tricky part is that all 
the hardware sites
I've found on the net that give dimensions for these 3/16" long 
(probably can use 1/4" length
ok) screws show a larger head diameter than what these will take.  I've 
got some screws
from Dell boxes... and they fit... but the head is larger/deeper, and so 
the screw head
sticks out enough to bind.

I'd like to locate 180+ of these.... but so far I can't locate them.

(all the drives were removed from the equipment, thankfully the sleds 
were re
installed..... but all the scews are gone).

-- Curt

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