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duke7553
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XPS 8910, what screw should hold down the M.2?

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I need to know what type of screw should hold down my new Samsung 970 Evo M.2 SSD that I am installing inside the Dell XPS 8910. My motherboard looks like the pictures below. There appears to already be something inside one of the holes. Is this the screw I need, or should I buy a certain one?

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Techgee
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Re: Dell XPS 8910, What screw should hold down the M.2?

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Pictures aren't showing up yet (I think they're awaiting Dell Moderator approval), but according to Dell XPS 8910 Service Manual ("Screw list", pg. 12) available here, it's a metric M2x2.5 screw.

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Techgee
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Re: Dell XPS 8910, What screw should hold down the M.2?

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Pictures aren't showing up yet (I think they're awaiting Dell Moderator approval), but according to Dell XPS 8910 Service Manual ("Screw list", pg. 12) available here, it's a metric M2x2.5 screw.

JOcean
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Re: XPS 8910, what screw should hold down the M.2?

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Techgee is spot on. It looks like the screw is in fact already there. But in a pinch you can get the screws from the following site.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00BW3QQRA/?coliid=I2MWT4DRZIZYRE&colid=3729WQKDXPNGV&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_...




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duke7553
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Re: XPS 8910, what screw should hold down the M.2?

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Hello JOcean,

I already ordered the screw from here, but I hope it was the right one. According to Techgee's post, the manual stated the motherboard requires a M2 x 2.5mm screw, but the website you mentioned sells M2 x 3mm screws. 

Maybe someone can clarify this for the community...

Sincerely,

Luke Blevins

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Techgee
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Re: XPS 8910, what screw should hold down the M.2?

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The screw JOcean linked to (a M2x3) is 1/2 mm longer than what's in Dell's manual. May or may not work. M2x2.5 is what Manual says and what you bought.
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Id0ru
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Re: Dell XPS 8910, What screw should hold down the M.2?

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I just installed an M.2 drive in my 8910. The motherboard definitely does not have the screw already installed. The silver item you see in the screw hole is a riser that holds the M.2 stick above the board. You will need an M2 x 2.5 screw to attach the M.2 stick to the riser.

The Laptop Screws site you linked to is the correct size to use.

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