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Some of my compact Macs are either missing or have corroded case screws. They're weird specs of course, so I couldn't find proper off the shelf replacements.

 

So I did what any sane person would do and had new ones made to spec.

 

These replace the top plastic threading and bottom machine screws on most compact Macs. They were used in many other models too.

 

I got these for myself but probably don't need 1,000 of each. I'll consider selling them if there's some interest.

 

If you happen to be a screw nerd, these are the details:

 

Compact Mac Case Top

Screw, Tap, M 4.22 x 1.41* x 16, Torx, Zinc

Apple P/N: 426-1007

*The replacement screw pitch is a more typical 1.46. This doesn't affect threading at this screw's length and was a lot cheaper than custom tooling.

 

Compact Mac Case Bottom

Screw, Tap, 8-32 x .625, Torx, Blk Zinc Oxide

Apple P/N: 435-5002

 

The detail photo shows the original screw on the left and replacement on the right.

 

Screws.jpeg

Screw Detail.jpeg

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On 12/29/2020 at 2:52 PM, demik said:

Do you post overseas by any chance ? Can pay for shipping fees

 

I'm not the seller, but as someone who has shipped small packets of capacitors all over the world, I thought I'd mention that shipping overseas from the USA starts at about $14 these days.   Some years ago, it only cost $3 or $4 (1st Class International Post, Package), but the price has gone up tremendously.   That may not be a problem for you, but that's what you should be prepared for in international shipping.   It also used to be that goods could be shipped at the letter rate if they fit into the shape of an envelop (no more than 1/4" thick, or some such).  The regulations were changed to explicitly say that letter rate only applies to documents.  If it is goods, then the shipment is a package.

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The following prices include US First Class postage. I'll ship sets of 10 internationally, but you'll have to cover the cost of shipping.

 

1 set (2 of each screw type): $7

5 sets: $21

10 sets: $35

 

PM me with how many you want and your shipping info. I'll PM back with PayPal / Venmo options.

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7 hours ago, elemenoh said:

The following prices include US First Class postage. I'll ship sets of 10 internationally, but you'll have to cover the cost of shipping.

 

1 set (2 of each screw type): $7

5 sets: $21

10 sets: $35

 

PM me with how many you want and your shipping info. I'll PM back with PayPal / Venmo options.

Is this eBay listing for $10 with free shipping comparable to the set of screws you're offering?

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2 hours ago, elemenoh said:

Yes, but the plastic tapping screws in that picture look like they're actually the shorter screws used to attach the CRT to the front bezel. 

Personally, I find the price for an individual set a little off-putting. However, I understand there's time involved for packing and shipping — also, you invested the time and risk to source and purchase these. Just my $0.02 — apologies in advance if it's not appreciated.

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3 hours ago, Stephen said:

Personally, I find the price for an individual set a little off-putting. However, I understand there's time involved for packing and shipping — also, you invested the time and risk to source and purchase these. Just my $0.02 — apologies in advance if it's not appreciated.

Yeah I’m not really looking to spend a lot of time on this, but figured I’d make them available for people who really want them. FWIW I priced them at $10/set on eBay with much smaller volume discounts. So there’s a substantial discount for people who buy here. 

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3 hours ago, elemenoh said:

Yeah I’m not really looking to spend a lot of time on this, but figured I’d make them available for people who really want them. FWIW I priced them at $10/set on eBay with much smaller volume discounts. So there’s a substantial discount for people who buy here. 

Appreciate the additional detail (and discount)!

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