Nuts for 2.5mm laptop screws?

By sethbest
Aug 18, 2011
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  1. I repair and refurbish used laptops and I have had a number that could easily be fixed with nuts when the plastic part of the case becomes stripped or broken, but I can never find them in the appropriate size.

    My current scenario is a dell laptop where the metal screen frame connects to metal hinges by screws that go through them into plastic, but the plastic is stripped and broken. If I can put a nut on the other side instead the problem should be solved. Local hardware stores here only have standard sized nuts, not metric, and extensive web searching has gotten me no results. Maybe I'm just using the wrong terms, but as far as I can find there are no nuts for 2.5mm laptop screws.

    Any suggestions?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Try here: M2.5 x .45mm Hex Nuts. The M2.5 is the thread diameter of the nut. The only downside is you have to buy 50 nuts at a time but the cost shown is for all 50.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,982   +2,527

    If you have a local hobby shop that caters to RC cars and airplanes, you might be able to find a few of these in a pinch
  4. sethbest

    sethbest TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Just wanted to say I ordered those hex nuts, they fit perfectly and did the job. I'm a little worried about them slipping over time, but that's another matter.

    Thank you for the help Mailpup.

    Thanks for the tip Captain, I wouldn't have thought of that.

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