Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Bought the A1181 screw set, any way to measure screws?

Re: A1181 LCD replacement Guide

All the screws arrived in a little bag OK, but all mixed up.

Following the reassembly instructions I've tried to measure each screw (REALLY tedious). Especially for 2.2 type sizes (with tenths of a mm). Shank widths; thread depths; cap widths.

I've been using a printer's loupe and a transparent metric ruler. Also I feel my accuracy is in doubt. I don't want to goof up any threads or round out any Phillips' caps. Is there any method for speeding up tiny screw measurements? A Metal or paper guide?

Thank you,

crocdog

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Hey Crocdog,

What I usually do with a bunch of mixed up screws is, like you have already done, group them by size. Then, as I go through the guide, I look for places where I remove a certain number of screws at a time. For instance, if I see 4 screws of similar dimensions, I look for places where four similar screws would likely reside. Also, since there is no "official" way to classify head sizes, take a look at the guide. When we show to remove screws, you can view the image in high-res and take a good look at the screw heads.

This may not seem like a considerable help, but currently we don't have a better way to correlate screws and guides. However, I have found that a digital caliper is incredibly useful when measuring screw lengths.

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I bought the digital caliper. IT works great! Thanx!....Crocdog

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How do you use the digital caliper to measure iPhone screws? Do you stick the screw in between the jaws to measure the screw length? thanks.

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I'm pretty sure they just measure the length and not the diameter of the iPhone screws since you are only given the length to go by.

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All you do is slide the caliper moving piece so that the 'fingers' squeeze the screw, length-wise or width-wise, and it displays measurement, so you can measure any dimension

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