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Registered: ‎01-26-2009
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Message 11 of 15 (579 Views)

Re: W520 and Intel 520 SSD replacement from external enclosure?

ThorsHammer, sorry if I slighted you.Smiley Sad  I looked through the postings and I may have been confused about the order.

 

I'd really appreciate that link to the screws.  I went to a local computer store and they couldn't find anything like that.  Intel should make them available.  Lots of people are going to need them.

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Location: USA
Message 12 of 15 (569 Views)

Re: W520 and Intel 520 SSD replacement from external enclosure?

Unfortunately I don't see a bookmark. The discussion is either in this site or notebookreview.com.  I look for it later this evening if you can't find it.

 

There is a direct link to a site and the correct screws.

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Message 13 of 15 (567 Views)

Re: W520 and Intel 520 SSD replacement from external enclosure?

Please send it if you can find it.  I like the idea of a direct link.  I spent about half an hour looking into this and I came up with this:

 

"9.5mm/7mm drives require M2 3mm screws with an OEM head of less than 3.5mm wide to convert to 7mm height."

 

I could order screws like that, but I don't quite understand *exactly* which ones are correct.  I found a posting on the Intel site about them but it doesn't have a link as to where to buy them and *exactly* which model screws to get.

 

I hope this helps to jog your memory.  You have been *extremely* helpful already.

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Message 14 of 15 (563 Views)

Re: W520 and Intel 520 SSD replacement from external enclosure?

Sorry for the delays today.  I was out running errands most of the day and evening.

 

http://www.laptopscrews.com/M2x3.htm

 

M2x3mm OEM Wafer Head

LaptopMachine Screw

 

Average Overall Length: 3.52mm

Average Head Width: 2.90mm

Average Head Thickness: 0.62

Thread Pitch: 0.40

Drive: Phillips

Item #10004

 

 

This is according to a member at notebookreviews.com.  See http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/647535-intel-520-heads-up.html#post8336178

 

I have not confirmed this with an order.  Looks like you can buy 15 screws for $2.25 USD.

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Message 15 of 15 (560 Views)

Re: W520 and Intel 520 SSD replacement from external enclosure?

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You're *wonderful!!*  Smiley Happy

 

Thank you very much!

 

You have solved all my problems for this second.  <g>

 

Update to reply:  I ordered these screws from laptopscrews.com and they arrived promptly and fit perfectly.

P50, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5, 4K, NVidia Quadro M2000M 4GB, Samsung 950 PRO 512GB NVMe, 16 GB Crucial Technology DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000). Windows 10 Home.
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