Shoddy Hardware (Was: Re: WW fixtures (was Re: "New" PDP-8))

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Thu Apr 4 00:17:05 2002

Over the past decade I've seen the screws that hold the board in PC's go from
some ridiculously fine metric to what seems to be 6x32. The screws they
provide fit 6x32 nuts just fine. I'd have thought the finer thread would last
longer, but that doesn't seem to be the case.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chad Fernandez" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: Shoddy Hardware (Was: Re: WW fixtures (was Re: "New" PDP-8))

> Tony Duell wrote:
> >>If your screws aren't 6x32's already, the easiest and probably most
> >>thing to do is get a 6x32 roll-tap, and "fix" the application so you can
> >>the "right" screws whenever you need.
> >
> I rarely find computers (pc's) that use "American" threaded screws.....
> probably becasue so much of the stuff is from China :-(
> Chad Fernandez
> Michigan, USA
Received on Thu Apr 04 2002 - 00:17:05 BST

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