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jielin
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Registered: ‎08-23-2013
Location: ON, Canada
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Message 1 of 5

Screws falling out of Yoga 13/warranty

A screw on the back on the laptop near the hinge is loose and I'm afraid it may fall out. Is maintenance like this covered in the warranty?

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Location: BE
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Re: Screws falling out of Yoga 13/warranty

Get a TX3 screwdriver. You can easily tighten the screws back yourself. It's normal. They fell out of mine as well. A TX3 screw driver costs less than 5 EUR/USD probably if you go looking for one.




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kromaj
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Registered: ‎06-14-2013
Location: gaziantep / TÜRKİYE
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Re: Screws falling out of Yoga 13/warranty

I bought and use it in Turkey, and same problem I got etiher. The service of Lenovo claimed that "my using habit makes it out of warranty". What the hell does it mean I could not understand. They can change cover and I have to pay. AS LENOVO STAFF CAN SEE HERE SOME PEOPLE HAS SAME PROBLEM HERE. OR MAY BE MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT CARING TOO MUCH ABOUT IT.. 

FilmTraveler
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Registered: ‎05-03-2016
Location: US
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Everything we know so far about the loose screw problem, including replacement screw sizes

I had enough of the "loose screws" threads all over this forum. So, here is a summary of everything we know so far in the forums about the "loose screws" problem on Yoga laptops (definitely Yoga 2 Pro, possibly others): There IS a problem; Lenovo denies it and will refuse warranty claims of damage RESULTING from screws falling out; prior to any damage, Lenovo WILL replace the screws in-warranty but you have to mail in the laptop; Lenovo WON'T mail you screws unless you escalate and get someone nice, in which case it's been known to happen; YES you can just buy replacement screws and screw them in.

Here is the exact screw you want:

www.laptopscrews.com/m2x4.5mm.htm

It is a "wafer head" torx M2 screw, with a 4.5mm length. In one thread, a guy got an M2 screw with 5mm length at a hardware store and said it worked, and another got a 5mm at laptopscrews.com, and the hardware manual specifies 5mm, but the 5mm ones have a different screwhead, and I measured mine and if you want to be 100% precise it is in fact 4.5mm long. (You measure from the base of the head down to the end.)

Here is the exact screwdriver you need:
ww.amazon.com/SODIAL-Yellow-Handle-Magnetic-Screwdrivers/dp/B00SUVOMFU
It is a torx T5. It usually comes in a kit of several, like in the above link. Search if you want to find other brands and options; this was just the cheapest one I found.

If you want to add locking compound to keep the screws in a little longer, this is the cheapest I found:
www.amazon.com/Loctite-Blue-Threadlocker-6-Milliliter-209728/dp/B000I1RSNS
You want Loctite 242 or 222, or some other brand equivalent. Some folks recommend 222 because it has slightly less locking strength, but a) it's twice as expensive, and b) haven't we already established we need MORE locking strength?

Here are all the forum threads I found after a quick search:


User complains of the screws falling out and finds a list of screws in a manual, which isn't that helpful since it doesn't say which is which:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-2-Pro-screws-falling-out/td-p/1761263

User has screws all out, gives up and sends it in for warranty repair. When it happens again, he escalates case and gets screws sent to him:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-2-Pro-screw-fell-out-again-THANKS-LEN...


User discovers laptopscrews.com and orders replacements:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Just-need-a-lousy-screw-for-a-yoga-pro/td-...


User's entire laptop case splits due to loose screw, Lenovo makes him pay for it anyway:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-disintegrates-when-case-screws-loosen...


User complains about loose screws:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Screws-falling-out-of-Yoga-13-warranty/td-...

 

Hope that helps!

 

FilmTraveler
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Registered: ‎05-03-2016
Location: US
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Re: Everything we know so far about the loose screw problem, including replacement screw sizes

Addendum to my previous post: my screw arrived and I have pictures.

http://i.imgur.com/r8EVovi.jpg

 

Important notes:

 

  1. As you can see, the 4.5mm screw (left) is sliiiightly shorter than the stock screw (right) but works perfectly fine. So 5mm is more accurate, but only comes in Phillips head on the laptopscrews.com site.
  2. If you order the 4.5mm screw, it has threadlocker already applied, so you don't need to buy more. Don't know whether the same is true of the longer 5mm screw.
  3. The torx head for this screw is a T6, not a T5. That's also generally included in any teeny torx screwdriver set you'll get.

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