Damaged screw thread on the Upper Case
It seems as if a screw thread on my upper case body is worn out after I swapped the ssd. I have thus lost a screw. Is there a way to repair/fix the screw thread without changing the upper case body.
Thanks in advance.
The amount of work to bore out the current screw hole and then rethreading the hole so a new screw can be put in is difficult. Depending on how bad it is you'll need one of these kits:
- Here's a listing of rethread kits: FourStar Rethread kits
- Here's a listing Tap & Die sets: Northern Tap & Die kits
You are also limited on the size screw you put in as you can't exceed the the space the current screw fitted. Don't forget you will need to remove as much as you can so you don't damaging anything, and make sure any of the metal chips and cutting oil is fully removed.
In the end I think you'll find replacing the part easier and cheaper if you can't live with the missing screw.