Apple //e Hex Screws

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Apple //e Hex Screws

Hi all,

 

I am looking for 8 of those silver hex screws that one uses to mount connectors (e.g., mouse card's DB9) to the back of the Apple //e.

Does anyone have them and can part with a few, or know their spec?

 

Thanks,

 

Armando

 

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If you have an old pc lying

If you have an old pc desktop lying around you can pilfer the screws from the com ports and use them. I have a couple of Dell Optiplex desktop cases that I took those screws from for my //e floppy connector.

Ebay also has them but brass. 5mm sounds like the correct size.

Cheers!

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K14 wrote:If you have an old
K14 wrote:

If you have an old pc desktop lying around you can pilfer the screws from the com ports and use them. I have a couple of Dell Optiplex desktop cases that I took those screws from for my //e floppy connector.

Ebay also has t

You can rder these brand new. 

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Hmm...

@Timelord, Maybe you can suggest where? 

...and if he only needs a couple of these, might it be worth It to get some from one of our members?

 

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macnoyd wrote:@Timelord,
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@Timelord, Maybe you can suggest where? 

...and if he only needs a couple of these, might it be worth It to get some from one of our members?

Fek. I heave a lot of these, but I do not know the metrics offhand. If the OP or anyone else still needs them, I will put a caliper on them and measure both the hex diameter and the thread diameter. The thread pitch is standard for its diameter. 

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In case anyone needs screws

In case anyone needs screws like these, I sourced them from Dr. Ken @ Apple2Online. They were a perfect fit for the //e's backpanel.

Armando

 

 

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Sorry for the missed reply: 

Sorry for the missed reply:

 

 

Standoff Screw Asst Kits like this have them. They are called a standoff screw. You can order them in stainless, in brass, and in nylon. You just need to know the thread pitch and thread diameter, and I forgot to measure them. I literally have bins of screws and standoffs of all different sizes, but I do not know where my pitch gauge is. I can put one in calipers and measure its rod and its hex head, but thread pitch, I cannot easily check. 

 

Misplacing tools is not fun. The mthread pitch is probably SAE, not matric, 

 

If you put `standoff hex screw` into an amazon search it will list all of the sizes available. I think that these are the ones that I typically order.

They are the same as 80s to 90s PCs and such.

 

You can also occasionally rob them from old ISA and PCI cards. 

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According to the packet I bought my last ones from

The thread pitch is UNC 400. Hope that helps?

 

Chesh

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