Screws on bottom case coming loose
(01-10-2021, 10:19 AM)KC9UDX Wrote: Or the nut broke loose.  I've had mine apart many times now but I don't recall what the nut looks like.  Also there have been reports that the screws are very soft, it could be that the screw is stripped.

I don't know why you need a whole bottom case to replace the foot, but it does seem that you need the screw repair kit.

The factory used blue threadlocker which is probably equivalent to Loctite Blue 242.  It seemed a little weaker to me.  But I could be wrong.  Certainly don't use any threadlocker that's red.

FWIW you can buy a whole set of rubber feet for around $2 at your local hardware store.

The new bottom case for my Pinebook Pro arrived today. I have managed to fit it but unscrewing the old bottom case I noticed that none of the screws felt tight. I couldn't see any obvious damage to the screws, so I was thinking of applying Loctite 243 blue thread lock to all of the screws (I don't seem to be able to find 242 here in France).

I see that normally one applies a drop of Loctite to each screw, but since the screws are so small, I'm tempted to put a drop in each hole, then put the bottom case back in place and screwing the screws back in.

Would this be the right way to proceed?


Would this be right?

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RE: Screws on bottom case coming loose - by quadrantids - 01-19-2021, 12:15 PM

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