After 7 months some maintenance is needed

I have had my FW laptop for around 7 month and recently found that the machine was not shutting down when I closed the screen, On investigation I found that all the screws had come slightly loose inside the laptop, so I gently re-tighten them and now all works as it should.

I do look after the laptop but it does get the occasional bump, So every 6 months I recommend that all screws are checked for security.


Threadlocker should do the trick.

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Very true but the thread retainer would have to be a very low strength or it could be difficult to remove the screws at a later date.
This one would work LOCTITE® 222™

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You just need to find the right formula to use. One that isn’t too strong, but tacky enough not to become loose.

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