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Dell OptiPlex 7040 SFF screw for M.2?

I have purchased Samsung EVO 960 NVMe M.2 for my OptiPlex 7040 SFF, its working fine but the problem is I cant seem to find the screw that will secure the SSD card to the system board. Is it placed somewhere else? Where can I get it? Is it not really included and it should be purchased?

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RE: Dell OptiPlex 7040 SFF screw for M.2?

It won't be there if the system was ordered without an M.2 drive -- it's an M2 X 2.5 screw that most computer shops should have for sale.

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RE: Dell OptiPlex 7040 SFF screw for M.2?

Is that really the size? The hole is very small. Smaller than the diameter of toothpick. If you remove half centimeter of the toothpick tip, I think that's the size of it. Perhaps 1mm or smaller. Actually I already tried smallest screw I can see on my old laptop but none of them fit.

Here's the pic --> tinypic.com/view.php

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RE: Dell OptiPlex 7040 SFF screw for M.2?

It's a laptop screw. You can buy one on eBay, like I did for mine.

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RE: Dell OptiPlex 7040 SFF screw for M.2?

thanks for your feedback. can you send me the link of the exact item you bought in eBay. so that will be able to know the exact size. Thanks!

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