I believe those are the same screws that were used in some of the older clamshell chassis's for use in the green rails.
If one of your friends happens to have one of those systems Dell used to ship extra set of rails inside that has the screws you're looking for on it.
I don't have a part number for ya, sorry.
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Same question but for a UK home user (the link appears to be for a US company). TIA J
Hi jaymeetee, In the UK, you can get them from HERE. ITS were i got mine for my spare drive.
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Robin, many thanks for your quick response. I have some standard HD screws but when I tried they wouldn't fit in to the HD mount. I was hoping to find some like this which are the screws on the HD which came with the 530s. Presumably though - since you too have a 530s, your screws did fit? Perhaps they're smaller than standard? Thanks again for the help! J
I know I'm resurrecting an old thread here, but I figured that I'd searched quite a bit before coming up with a solution, so perhaps I can help others out doing the same.
I was also needing the special screws from Dell to add a hard drive to a 530S. After reading this thread, following the links and Googling, I decided to go to Home Depot to see what they had. Short of it, they had what I needed and they work perfectly. In fact, they're slightly snugger than the original screws from Dell on the original hard drive, making it a nicer fit.
So, here's what you're looking for:
Socket Cap Screws
#6-32 x 1/4"
Packaged & Distributed by Crown Bolt, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
They come in packs of two, and here in AZ I paid 65¢ + tax. That's 4 screws for less than the price of one from Dell, per the pots above.
Hope this helps someone down the line.
The screws for the ones in the laptops are metric.
The ones for desktops aren't. I have so many of these little screws that I've lost count. Never had to buy them.
You're lucky, then. I've had many Dells (and other) computers over the years, and I have probably close to 200 screws from the days when I did computer repair for a living. All of the ones for the hard drives in desktops are the same except for these, with the special thick head that's used as a cam in the slot to slide the drive into position and snap into place by the levers. Standard hard drive screws did not work.
Thanks for the note.