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HP ENVY 700-210xt hard drive configuration
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Top Student
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Message 11 of 15 (311 Views)

Re: HP ENVY 700-210xt hard drive configuration

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http://www.laptopscrews.com/success.htm

 

 

Desktop Computer

Hard Drive Zinc

Hex Head Machine Screw

6-32 x 1/4

 

 

 

I thought these screws would work but they did not.   When installed the drive would not fit into the cage.

Top Student
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Message 12 of 15 (297 Views)

Re: HP ENVY 700-210xt hard drive configuration

Work around... I had some standard PC desktop screws in my parts bin. I removes several screws from other parts of the case and replaced them with the "standard" hex head/Phillips that I had on hand. The entire case is put together with these smooth-head/slotted/torx screws. It's a sub-optimal solution, especially when replacing main board screws.

Good luck and hopefully HP reverses the "head up their arse" situation regarding availability of these proprietary components.
Student
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Message 13 of 15 (117 Views)

Re: HP ENVY 700-210xt hard drive configuration

Yes - the above solution from airstang worked well for me.  I replaced the four screws on the back of the case that secure the power supply with standard 6-32 screws I had from another PC.  I then used the smooth-head screws to mount the second disk drive.

 

I am incredulous that HP would sell a computer that required proprietary mounting screws for a second HDD, and they didn't include any extras in the case.  Adding a second disk drive is a common upgrade for many users.  I completely agree with the previous comment about HP having their "head up their arse" on this one.

 

Top Student
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Message 14 of 15 (110 Views)

Re: HP ENVY 700-210xt hard drive configuration

Well, here we are, a full year after my original purchase and still no reponse from HP. Wow.

I'm glad the work around worked. So sad that HP can't manage to deliver on a screw.
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Message 15 of 15 (107 Views)

Re: HP ENVY 700-210xt hard drive configuration

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Airstang -

I assume you are asking about the (low profile socket) Fillister head Torx T-15 / Slot machine screw?

Usage of that type of screw can be traced back to Compaq Desktop and Portable Computers in the 1980s. There are English 6-32 (hard drives/removable chassis cages) and Metric M3 (CD/DVD) versions, in at least 2 lengths -- for each type.

I acquire my repair/restoration supply from the Texas and Florida "computer parts chop shops" for HP and Dell computers.

These screws also appear routinely on eBay.
I just ordered 50 from an Isreal-based jobber (scrap operator), that should arrive later this month.
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Ambry.com is one such supplier.
http://www.ambry.com/280561-001.html

Amazing that no one answered this, common HP computer service bench issue in North America.
BTW, it was also an issue for IBM PC dealers in 1980s, as well.
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Guess no one worked in production/manufacturing, before that was shipped in East Asia in early 1990s.
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