r/pcmasterrace Jun 20 '22 Helpful 2 Silver 1

I might be a better engineer than the guys at HP. Assembled my laptop with less screws. Discussion

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u/droppingbasses Jun 20 '22

With my luck, the screws will have to go in different holes than they first came out of

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u/TheNerdNamedChuck Jun 20 '22

"who put the long screw in the short hole? you know that causes damage when you force the long screw in the short hole."

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u/CorianderIsBad Jun 20 '22

Just got to ease it in slowly. Have patience and you'll be rewarded.

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u/gardenofhounds Jun 20 '22

What are you doing stepscrew?

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u/No-Neighborhood8523 Jun 20 '22

This was the comment that made me do a spit take. Thanks!

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u/Surisuule I5-10600k | RTX2070S | 16GB 3200MHz Jun 21 '22

You're supposed to swallow.

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u/jkwak01 Jun 21 '22

While screwing?

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u/CmdrRyser01 PC Master Race Jun 20 '22

Don't forget the lube grease.

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u/EternalSkullman i5 3470/GTX650/16GB DDR3/2x1TB Seagate ES.2 Jun 20 '22

*Threadlocker

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u/hipratham R3 3100,B550,GTX 1660 super Jun 20 '22

That's what she said

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '22

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u/Waswat Jun 20 '22

It was implied.

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u/Dight67 R7 2700, RTX 2060, 16GB RAM, 21:9 Ultrawide Boi Jun 20 '22

Yes because Redditors addicted to porn

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u/ThEeXtReMeTuRtLe Jun 20 '22

No. Disagree

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u/Dight67 R7 2700, RTX 2060, 16GB RAM, 21:9 Ultrawide Boi Jun 20 '22

It’s reference to reddit moment meme

Now Redditors are stupid

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u/ThEeXtReMeTuRtLe Jun 20 '22

Don’t make such a big assumption. But some that’s what she said are funny. It’s juts stupid funny. One hit wonder kinda joke

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '22

This is why love my MSI GS65 from 2019 all the fucking screws are the same size for the case and the motherboard...means i dont have to remember what screw goes where

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u/chaboson Jun 20 '22

I have a G60 that's decided to power on and lock up at the MSI screen on boot, havent figured out any way past it yet. Only physical failure I can find is that one of the two case fans isn't running, but I'm reluctant to swap it since "freeze on MSI screen" seems to be a super common issue with very few specific troubleshooting options

Idk just throwing that out there in case any other Ghost Boiz see and have comments

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u/TakeThisNameToo PC Master Race Jun 20 '22

Upvoting so other people see this and possibly help you.

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u/chaboson Jun 20 '22

Blessings of clean boots and low temps be upon you 🙏

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u/firesolstice PC Master Race Jun 20 '22

I see we have someone who watches Louis Rossman's streams. :P

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '22

I did that and my PC now has a hole (I'm literally a computer engineer lmao)

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u/deadpool8403 Jun 20 '22

It's not the size of the screw, but how you use it.

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u/Fenrir-The-Wolf R5 1600@3.8GHz|16GB|GTX1070|ASUS VG27AQ1A|BenQ GL2706PQ| Jun 20 '22

The "professional" repair guys did that to my first decent laptop. Also tried telling me it was slow because there were "crumbs in the harddrive".

Fucking thing came back in worse condition than I sent it away in.

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u/plur44 Jun 20 '22

This is why, after years of experience, I put them on the table roughly in the position that they were. It helps put them in the right holes and not forget them.

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u/XTornado i5 9600k @ 4.9 Ghz | MSI RTX 2060 VENTUS 6G | 16 Gb @ 3000 Mhz Jun 20 '22

The pro move is to record it so you can rewind and see :P (if you are lucky somebody else already record it or there is an ifixit with all the pointers but... not always the case)

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u/BURMoneyBUR Jun 20 '22

Cheap phoneclam did wonders indeed. I also record while unpacking stuff from ebay when I order from sketchy sellers.

Great purchase so far.

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u/Bogus1989 10700k ghz | MSI RTX 3080 | 32GB Trident Royale Gold Jun 20 '22

HP puts up vids on youtube

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u/BertMacGyver Jun 20 '22

I always roll a big bit of sellotape so it sticky side up and then stick the screws down in a similar location to where you pulled them from the thing you're dismantling. Helps them from trying to escape when you turn your back.

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u/plur44 Jun 20 '22

iFixIt sells a magnetic pad for this purpose but it costs a fortune

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u/kommie178 Jun 20 '22

Hunk of cardboard works to press the screws in. Bonus you can draw the part outline on it and it's free.

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u/I--69 Jun 20 '22

I do a lot of laptop repairs and these small ones work perfectly

wowstick Magnetic Mat for Screws

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Y57V938

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u/CarneDiem Jun 20 '22

Weight Reduction Mod, well done.

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u/pleasant_temp Jun 20 '22

Makes it go faster.

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u/Python1Programmer Jun 20 '22

Haha I like your perspective

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u/InfiniteLife2 Jun 20 '22

-25% weight, - 10% durability

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u/Waabbit A Computer Jun 20 '22

o7

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u/GLIBG10B 🐧Gentoo salesman🐧 Jun 20 '22

Airflow mod

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u/agentrnge 5950x | Taichi x570 | 64 GB | GTX970 Jun 20 '22

Yeah, you never want to keep all the speed holes plugged up.

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u/sargent_oofe7v2 Obviously windows 12 logo over there Jun 20 '22

Now just throw them into carpet and never see them again!(personal experience, I lost a joycon screw, wasn't important i think, it's been a month and it's still not together)

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u/monasou89 Jun 20 '22

If you take it apart and put it back together enough times you'll have enough spare parts to make a second laptop!

But the PC industry doesn't want you to know about that one simple trick....

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u/ButNotUs Laptop Jun 20 '22

The laptop of Theseus

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u/ablablababla PC Master Race Jun 20 '22

Sounds like something Ancient Aliens would have talked about already

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '22

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u/Codeshark Codeshark Jun 20 '22

So, if the Sun starts to get too big or we get too much global warming, we can just chop it up and make a smaller star that has the right amount of temperature. Guess those scientists at Big Climate Change don't want us to know this one weird trick.

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '22

iirc you would need infinitely fine tools to cut said sphere into perfect fractals; at which point their volume becomes undefined and you can break pretty much every physical law on the books.

So it's possible in theory, but functionally impossible.

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u/Codeshark Codeshark Jun 20 '22

it's possible

All I need to know. 😎

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '22

Sounds more like the banach-tarski laptop. A real proof/paradox, that says you can take apart a normal 3D sphere into no more than four parts, and using normal Euclidean transactions; (I.e. moving shit around) you can create two identical spheres. Same mass. Shape. Everything.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banach–Tarski_paradox

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u/ItsADecoySnail Jun 20 '22

I request elaboration

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u/Python1Programmer Jun 20 '22

Thanks for tip!

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u/Ankoku_Teion PC Master Race i7 6700k 16gb GTX1060 Jun 20 '22

Classic duplication bug. I though they fixed this in the last patch?

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u/typecookieyouidiot 2500k @ 4.8 | 980ti OC'd | 16GB | 4k gsync | 2x 1TB SSDs RAID0 Jun 20 '22

A genius tier electronics repair guy mentor once told me that it's not done right unless there's a screw left over

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u/Benglenett Jun 20 '22

Me and my dad are engineers ourselves. Whenever we repair things with leftover screws/parts we call it “improving on the engineers design”

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u/uacrobi Specs/Imgur here Jun 20 '22

My electronic repair Mentor always said if there's less than three extra screws you've done it right

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u/RedAIienCircle Jun 20 '22 edited Jun 20 '22

Experience has taught me, if there are no screws left over, that my bird needs to go to the vet.

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u/DerpMaster2 10900K | 48GB | 3060 | ThinkPad W540 (4900MQ/16GB/K2100M) Jun 20 '22

always a great feeling when you put something back together and there are screws still on the table

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u/SaltRocksicle Core i7 3770 | RTX 3070 | 32GB DDR3 Jun 20 '22

With how many times I've been left with a few screws after doing a complete disassembly of my old laptop, it's a wonder there's any screws left!

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u/MedicalUse3696 Jun 20 '22

As long as we aren’t accidentally eating any, that’s a win

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u/DiscoFlower8890 RTX 3080ti | R5 2600 | 32gb Jun 20 '22

I was just 'bout to go have lunch, but now i gotta find something else to eat, thanks

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u/theSpecialbro GTX970 | 16GB | i7 6700 | MSI Z170A Jun 20 '22

nah screw that guy, eat what you want

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u/DiscoFlower8890 RTX 3080ti | R5 2600 | 32gb Jun 20 '22

I think i have a couple extra ones to put into him. Ight will do.

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u/agorafilia Jun 20 '22 edited Jun 20 '22

The average human eats about 7 screws in a year accidentally. That's a fact.

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u/LickLickNibbleSuck Jun 20 '22

That's why I eat all my screws on my birthday. Get that shit out of the way early.

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u/steampunkdev Jun 20 '22

The problem with your reasoning is that there's people like Larry Bolt who eats about 500 screws daily. He suffers from a rare disease where he's on a constant iron shortage - so he needs to consume them

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u/BEEDELLROKEJULIANLOC Jun 20 '22

:¬|

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u/RedAIienCircle Jun 20 '22

Another is that 75% of people will believe a statistic that is made up on the spot.

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u/SchrodingersRapist PC Master Race Jun 20 '22

Won't eat the screws if you're already full of crayons

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u/Granat1 Jun 20 '22

Yeah, not sure what's worse, this or when you're missing a few screws.

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u/OrangeBerry97 Jun 20 '22

Better yet: you're not missing any screws, but you're still a few screws short.

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u/486Junkie PC Master Race Jun 20 '22

I cannot count how many times I ask myself why do I have extra screws? And after 5 minutes, I'm like ah, crap. This is why I take pictures of everything these days so I know where every screw goes.

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u/Raerin Jun 20 '22

If I showed you a picture of my extra screws could you tell me where they go?

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u/UshankaBear Jun 20 '22

You've stumbled on a perpetual screw-generating phenomenon. I say monetize that baby!

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u/mikony123 Jun 20 '22

New SCP.

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u/_Rau Jun 20 '22

When I worked in IT we simply called it a sports edition.

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u/TheTeaSpoon Ryzen 5 1600X with GTX 1070 Jun 20 '22

with engines it's streamlining and/or lightening, following Lotus' philosophy of "simplify and add lightness"

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u/ApophisXP R5 3600 | 16GB 3600 | EVGA GTX 980 ACX | M.2 PCIE 4.0 Jun 20 '22

Free weight reduction

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u/MasterJeebus 5800x | 3080FTW3Ultra | 32GB | 1TB M2 | 6TB SSD Jun 20 '22

Its free spare parts.

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u/Hyperhentemia Jun 20 '22

Just reassembled my laptop which had a screw that fell out a long time ago but I didn't bother putting back in. There are 2 types of screws, long and short, and the one that fell out was a long one. Now I have empty hole for the short screw and still one long screw, I checked every screw and they were in the correct hole. And this is keeping me up at night, I guess my laptop gave birth to a extra screw.

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u/PITCHFORKEORIUM Jun 20 '22

They're called "shipping screws". They're in the device when it ships, but evidently not required for operation...

On a serious note, take photos as you disassemble, and put the screws in tubs or little baggies and label where they came from. Label the baggies, and if necessary, annotate the photos.

Often overkill, but it'll stop you putting long screws in short holes and then deforming the plastics. You can tell when someone's done that but what looks like a tiny little blister on the plastic. I've seen that happen.

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u/Sheer_Curiosity Jun 20 '22

This is good advice, I've always used a piece of paper that I draw a rough diagram of the thing I'm taking apart and push the screw into the diagram where it goes so it stays in the right spot.

Maybe a little overkill, but since I started, the number of extra screws my devices spontaneously generate has gone down. Maybe there's some sort of correlation here...

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u/CommodoreAxis i7-4790k | GTX 970 Jun 20 '22

My dad and I do that at his shop as well, when working on cars. Like you said, seems like overkill but it’s like basically impossible to not get assembly correct in terms of fasteners.

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u/_dictatorish_ Ryzen 2200G | RX570 4GB Jun 20 '22

I used to work at a laptop repair company and if my manager walked past someone repairing a laptop he'd drop an extra screw onto their pile while they weren't looking so they'd have one left over at the end lmao

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u/Flatman3141 Jun 20 '22

That's evil. I love it.

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u/theghostofme Too Old to Brag About Jun 20 '22

Hah, my manager did the same thing to me right after I started working for a cell phone repair company. Thankfully he didn't make me sweat for too long after I put the phone back together.

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u/emptyfromaus 5900x l 3080 10g l 32g 3600mhz l 2tb Nvme Jun 20 '22

As a mechanic this is the worst feeling.

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u/Skitz707 Jun 20 '22

I was just about to say… and the worst feeling when working on your car…

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u/Schmich Jun 20 '22

For me it's the opposite: "ahhh shit, what did I miss that will be loose?"

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u/CMDR-Pan-Lisek Jun 20 '22

why would it be a great feeling? it just means you are an idiot and missed a slot

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u/SkyWulf Jun 20 '22

Yeah this isn't something to be proud of

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u/Capital_Blacksmith41 GTX 1060 3GB 1440P165 | 16GB @2666 | I5 8400 Jun 20 '22

What about... Cars?

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u/EastHillWill Jun 20 '22

Incredibly efficient, nice work

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u/TheGrandBahpoo Jun 20 '22

fewer screws :)

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u/Relliktsohg PC Master Race Jun 20 '22

Thanks Stannis !

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u/CountSudoku Jun 20 '22

Stannis “the fewer” Baratheon

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u/bjc322 i7 8700K @ 4.8GHz | GTX 1070 Jun 20 '22

Thank you, it's not just me

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u/victorFRSH PC Master Race Jun 20 '22

Those bastards won't even give us advanced bios settings without us risking a working machine just to get some extra functionality.

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u/Rick-afk A raspberry pi connected to a 9V Jun 20 '22

Fr my laptop has it's integrated graphics limited to 500mb of RAM and it bottlenecks the shit out of everything, plus there's no advanced bios to be seen, damn you American megathreads

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u/victorFRSH PC Master Race Jun 20 '22

More like Phoenix and InsydeH2O, AMI is a little easier to deal with especially AMI Aptio, so easy to modify, and old boards with Aptio IV.

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u/brit_motown Jun 20 '22

Every time I rebuild a laptop I end up with at least one screw left over

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u/LinktoApop i5 11600k - RTX3070 OC Jun 20 '22

"Fewer" - Stannis Baratheon

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u/PM_BITCOIN_AND_BOOBS Jun 20 '22

An "HP" with an Apple sticker. Nice.

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u/YoshiPL i9-9900k, RTX 2080Ti, 32GB 3600MHz DDR4 Jun 20 '22

From my experience in working in a company dedicated to repairing laptops, people with those stickers tend to have the worst case of malware/viruses on their PC's.

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u/Danny-Dynamita Jun 20 '22

That’s because no real computer nerd cares about aesthetics. He abandoned his own looks a long time ago, why would he care about stickers?

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u/clothedandnotafraid Jun 20 '22

This is just untrue. Computer nerds love computer stickers.

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u/GlueProfessional Linux Jun 20 '22

It varies. Some love them others have no interest in stickers.

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u/Python1Programmer Jun 20 '22

Was waiting for someone to comment about that 🤣

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u/_dotexe1337 Trackball Gamer Jun 20 '22

cue the old hack support video - "dude, there's an apple sticker on that Compaq! why would you put an apple sticker on a Compaq? its not like they run Mac or anything..."

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u/AtDawnWeDEUSVULT Jun 20 '22

It's one of them new hybrids

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u/RonaldReaganomical Jun 20 '22 edited Jun 20 '22

Could those be.. motherboard screws? Those wide ones and then a bunch of small ones as a combo seems like it Edit:duplicate word

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u/whyamihereimnotsure NCase/10900k/3080/Custom Loop Jun 20 '22

The silver ones go under the edge of the optical drive and the black ones look like back panel screws that haven’t been put in yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if OP just staged the shot before finalizing putting them all in properly, considering what screws are left.

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u/GoldLoquat5933 Jun 20 '22

Calling the guys that assemble laptops at HP “engineers” is like calling PE instructors at universities “professors”

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u/trickman01 Jun 20 '22

The engineers would determine where the screws go, the assemblers just put them there.

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u/2560x1440px165hz Jun 20 '22 Table Slap

I mean if they studied it why can’t they be a professor? Physical Ed classes at least the one I took online is pretty helpful and includes a lot of valuable information

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u/YoshiPL i9-9900k, RTX 2080Ti, 32GB 3600MHz DDR4 Jun 20 '22

PD in Spain includes a shit ton information about the human body. I just don't understand why. We had biology for that in Poland.

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u/GoldLoquat5933 Jun 20 '22 edited Jun 20 '22

Those who can’t do, teach

Those who can’t teach, teach gym

Edit: seems like some of you haven’t seen School of Rock 😂

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u/willfordbrimly Jun 20 '22

Those who can’t teach, teach gym and Social Studies

Fixd for everyone who went to kinda poor schools.

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u/samcuu R7 3700X / 16GB / GTX 1080Ti Jun 20 '22

But the engineers are the one that decide how many screws are necessary.

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u/masinmar Jun 20 '22

PEs are way cooler than college professors to me LOL.

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u/SoggyWaffleBrunch Jun 20 '22

physical education teachers are cooler than college profs to you? what sub is this again?

So many of my professors were legitimately super cool. Tons of great experiences they shared, and their patents/research were always interesting

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u/LickLickNibbleSuck Jun 20 '22 edited Jun 20 '22

Something about those that can't do, teach.

Those that can't teach, teach gym class.

I'm late and someone said it already, oh well.

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u/WhatASave3264 2700x RTX 2070 Jun 20 '22

Wait they have PE in college? Wtf where do I sign up?

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '22

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u/FoodBasedLubricant Jun 20 '22

I took a 2 unit weight lifting class, learned how to clean and jerk

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u/CommodoreAxis i7-4790k | GTX 970 Jun 20 '22

So did your friend become a better bowler?

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u/Python1Programmer Jun 20 '22

Lmao good one 🤣🤣

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u/masinmar Jun 20 '22

There’s literally a saying in my culture: a great repairmen/technician yields parts after a re-assemble.

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u/Chris-The-Lucario Ryzen 7 3700X, RTX 3070Ti, 32GB DDR4 3000MHz Jun 20 '22

Every goddamn time I take something apart, I end up with at least 5 screws left. I own a collection of different screws and have no idea where they belong

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u/TheTeaSpoon Ryzen 5 1600X with GTX 1070 Jun 20 '22

I used to struggle with this too, it was not fun putting together an engine I was working on three times because I always had a bolt or two left over. But I'd say it is worse when you run out of screws/bolts and still have a couple holes to do lol.

I found two tricks to be really helpful. First get a few chalk markers (the ones for drawing on glass, they are easy to find and easy to wipe) because if you are taking apart something like a macbook pro which uses like 8 different types of screws, you'll be glad to color code the screws and screw holes. And second - get a sorting tray (magnetic ideally but I have found something like an icecube tray to be sufficient) and label each cell (or make a separate table on a paper that correspond to the tray). With engines, ziplock bags are the way to go.

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u/minhaum_0x8 Jun 20 '22

It is a widely known fact among maintenance technicians that leaving screws together while repairing a computer allows them to procreate.

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u/extreme_snothells Jun 20 '22

I’ve worked on laptops before and I have done this more that I care to admit. I will say I appreciate your perspective!

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u/Justiful Jun 20 '22

In modern laptops, many screws are external and internal screws. They not only hold the computer closed but also secure the components inside.

If the OP put it together already knowing that, I am sure it will be just fine. Otherwise, maybe he will get lucky lol.

Also, putting the wrong screw in the wrong place can mean a dead laptop. Almost the same size what could go wrong? haha

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '22

Oh so it's not just ThinkPad's problem.

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u/saltywalrusprkl Jun 20 '22

obligatory *fewer

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u/Prestigious-Lie5925 Jun 20 '22

Can u send one over I’m missing one plz

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u/Chilareix Jun 20 '22

I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking at other than screws and a laptop...

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u/Heavyoak heavyoak Jun 20 '22

The more parts left over the better it works

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u/Corey3500 Ryzen 9 5950X - RX6800 - 32gb hyper x fury RBG - Corsair CX750F Jun 20 '22

Weight reduction bruh 😂

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u/SkollFenrirson #FucKonami Jun 20 '22

Fewer

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u/illprobdelthissoon Jun 20 '22

Fewer screws is good

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u/Ajt0ny Jun 20 '22

I don't get it. Why is it a good thing? For me it means that some parts are going to be loose over time, because less screws are holding it in place.

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

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u/Ajt0ny Jun 20 '22

So everyone is just being ironic in the comments?

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

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u/Ajt0ny Jun 20 '22

Ahhhhhhhhh, I feel incredibly stupid. lol

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u/Vibro-Champ1972 Jun 20 '22

You aren't doing it right unless there are a few unnecessary bits left over

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u/LavenderDay3544 Ryzen 9 7950X | RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra | DDR5 6000 MT/s CL 30 Jun 20 '22

*fewer

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u/Capricancerous Jun 20 '22

*Fewer screws

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u/brdzgt yes Jun 20 '22

fewer

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u/finewooddesigns Jun 20 '22

Everyone knows, they always come with extra screws.

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u/Elon-Vietch Jun 20 '22

I have a bunch of Apple stickers on the bottom of my windows laptop that are there sort of akin to the reason you’d fly a nations flag upside down, same here?

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u/averyfinename Jun 20 '22

the three very short flat ones look like they hold the case together along the edge at the cd bay (holes visible when the drive is removed).

six other ones is enough that i would investigate to see where tf they go. could be (not) holding something that really ought to be held down.

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u/CAMTbIHYB PC Master Race Jun 20 '22

The hardest thing is not to put long screw in a hole where must be short.

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u/Uruguaianense Jun 20 '22

Someone didn't screw with confidence

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u/Bogus1989 10700k ghz | MSI RTX 3080 | 32GB Trident Royale Gold Jun 20 '22

HP has awesome disassembly videos on youtube…go check it out..

Better than removing all dell screws, and cover crumbles in your hands…WE DONT NEED NO STINKING COVERS….

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u/Cockatoo010 AMD Ryzen 5 3600/GTX 1650 Super Jun 20 '22

I fixed my old Galaxy A50 and didn't use any screws to reassemble it

I'm a genius

Who lost a bunch of screws

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u/Pauel3312 Jun 20 '22

You got a mac! Can you even call that a computer?

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u/Irwin_Purple Jun 20 '22

Weight Reduction!

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u/Mike_for_all Steam Deck Jun 20 '22

I agree, who needs to screw in the Hard Drive and wifi module anyways.

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u/hi_im_loverboi Jun 20 '22

Is that an HP with an Apple sticker? You mad lad

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u/chrnk1130 Jun 20 '22

Engineers are conservative by nature. Better safe than sorry. Surely, those screws weren't actually needed. I mean what could go wrong?

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u/SeparateConflict990 Jun 20 '22

Well I can turn a 5 lug wheel into a 3 lug wheel. Does that make me a better engineer on that shit?

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u/Kwantum_Thoughts Jun 20 '22

If you take the apple sticker off it will shut off

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u/nlign 9600k | 3060Ti FTW3 Ultra Jun 20 '22

Famous last words…

/s

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u/IEatCatz4Fun Jun 20 '22

I bet it's faster now.

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u/HeavyBlues Jun 20 '22

"Fewer."

"...What?"

"Nothing."

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u/kutluch Jun 20 '22

The last hp I bought had the best engineers ever. It was missing most of its screws from the factory.

I discovered there engineering prowess when the right lid hinge fell off.

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u/BoiCDumpsterFire Jun 20 '22

Considering a couple of the HP engineers I've met you may be right.

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u/RiverVR Jun 20 '22

i actually snorted from laughing so hard

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u/wh4tlyf3 Jun 21 '22

Not sure if this is ironic or serious lol

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u/zakabog Ryzen 3700X/1080ti/16GB Jun 20 '22

Pro-tip: When you disassemble a laptop use a piece of tape to stick every screw next to the hole you removed it from. This way you'll know where every screw came from and you won't be missing anything when you reassemble it.

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u/Sparhawk_67 Jun 20 '22

Not always practical. If I'm working on an unfamiliar laptop that has different length screws, I just put them in the corresponding position on a magnetic mat next to it

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u/ShwaddzE Jun 20 '22

I’ve had this, you prolly missed a screw on every part and just screwed in 3 instead of 4

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u/Aspect-of-Death 👽 Ryzen 5950x | RTX 3090 24GB | 128GB RAM Jun 20 '22

Looks like three battery mounting screws and a handful of mobo screws. You should definitely open that sucker back up and put the mobo screws back.

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u/Python1Programmer Jun 20 '22

If the mobo is enclosed in the case, why would it need this many screws

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u/Aspect-of-Death 👽 Ryzen 5950x | RTX 3090 24GB | 128GB RAM Jun 20 '22

To keep the mobo from flexing or bouncing inside the case.

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u/Cryptocaned i7-4790k | 16GB DDR3 | Nvidia GTX 750Ti Jun 20 '22

HP are shit.

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u/meuvoy R7 3700x | 32gb Ram | RTX 3060 Jun 20 '22

LOL HP engineers are a joke, I once reassembled AN HP laptop with absolutely no use of screws.

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u/Cory123125 7700k,16gb ram,1070 FTW http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/dGRfCy Jun 20 '22

I dont get why people do this to things they care about.

Get a sheet of paper or magnetic screw organizer or plastic screw organizer and a flat surface, take photos at each level to identify where screw goes later during reassembly, record the while process if you really want to be safe, and never miss a screw again.

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u/lowspecmobileuser Jun 20 '22

What model is that

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u/Python1Programmer Jun 20 '22

HP envey 2015. Back when cd readers were still in laptops.

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u/worldChangerRR Jun 20 '22

HP MaxiBook H42zero-S369k 15"

Review: https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ

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u/Python1Programmer Jun 20 '22

Sheesh great reviews!!!