Where can I get a 3.3 mm silver screw?

While replacing the optical drive in my MacBook Pro I dropped and lost one of the 3.3 mm silver screws that holds the drive in place. Without it the drive is out of alignment and won't accept disks. If I open the case and hold the bracket down in that spot, it works just fine, so the drive is OK. But where can I find a replacement for that screw?


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Did the screw slide under the logic board?

If so you can't leave it as it can short the underside of the board.

Have you used a magnet to search around the area you dropped the screw?

You could try a drop of superglue; remembering to dissolve it if you have to remove the drive later.

Any hobby stores near you?

Good Luck,


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No, it definitely flew away from the work area. I did search with my sweeping magnet, but no luck.

I thought about superglue, but was worried about having to remove it later. Your point about solvent is a good one.

We do have a hobby store - good tip, I'll pay them a visit.




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