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Where to get replacement screws for a laptop?

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I have a Dell Studio 15 laptop. Long story short, I bought a Bluetooth card from Dell and they sent me the wrong screws. I spent an hour on the phone with them trying to get the right ones only to find out that they don't have any screws for a Studio 15 in stock at all.

Any thoughts as to where I could get a new screw? They said the part number is F296W...but I'm not sure how much I'd trust that since they were about to send me the exact same, wrong, screws as they sent before.
     
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Try your local hardware store. They usually have every type of screw you need.
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I tried going to Lowe's over the weekend and didn't expect much. Good thing my expectations were in check - the smallest screw they had was 4mm and the one I needed was 2mm.

There's a local chain in the area called Tacoma Screw that carries all types of fasteners. I took today off of work so was able to stop by there today (they're not open late or on weekends, unfortunately). They had screws that were the right diameter but a hair too long. But thankfully, they also had teeny washers which closed the gap and did the trick!

After fitting it up in my laptop, I asked the guy what I owed him. He said "nothing" and handed me a few extra screws and washers!

What an awesome store!!! I've only been there a couple of times before, but man, I forgot how great Tacoma Screw is!
     
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Ebay is also a good place, got a Sony Vaio screw set ( all new ) for $5ish

Maybe I'll go there if I ever see it
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