Are the screws not ISO metric screw thread?
The Fasteners Guide uses what seem to be ISO metric names, like M2, but the thread pitch listed doesn’t match. Worse, every set of screws lists a different thread pitch, even if they are called M2.
we have the gold colored fastener that is used for WiFi, Storage, and the Audio Board. This is an M2 3.0mm fastener with a 4.5mm diameter T5 head and 0.7mm thread pitch.
This is an M2 4.0mm fastener with a 4.6mm diameter T5 head and 0.6mm thread pitch.
they are M2 5.75mm with a 4.6mm T5 head and 0.8mm thread pitch.
This was an error in my part on the guide. I was reading specifications that were in Chinese and misinterpreted the numbers. All of the fasteners use ISO standard pitch, and we’ve corrected the guide to note that now.
I just got my DIY Framework laptop. After I completed the setup and got it working I noticed that one of the five bottom cover screws (the one that doesn’t come out as far) has been stripped to the point where the included bit does not work with it. Is there a way for me to replace this with another screw in the future? Or do I have to leave it loose for the device’s lifespan?
I recommend you contact support and see what they say, personally I would be asking for the part to be replaced as it’s a new laptop and you should not have to have faulty parts due to possible poor quality control.
@amoun I have heard of the spare screws. My understanding is that the bottom cover ones are designed to not come out. I looked it up and couldn’t find a way to remove them completely, are you aware of a way to do so?
It will come out Take a look at how it is held in. It went in it will come out.
You cannot use a screwdriver to pull upwards so it doesn’t matter if the head is damaged. You have to grip it and pull as you turn it. Often there is a little washer on the screw on the inside which stops it/them from coming out.
So it requires upward force to get through the washer.
If you don’t have suitable tools or find it difficult take it to a repair shop to have the screw removed.