Watch out for those loose screws!

January 31st, 2009

Cautionary screw tale ahead!

As I put no notebook computer down earlier today I noticed a small black screw fall out of it and hit the floor. Because I was just on my way out at the time I didn't think anything of it and put it on one side. Just now however I found a tiny screwdriver to pop it back and on flipping my notebook over I noticed that six screws (some third of all the screws visible) were missing! Now that I come to think about it, I've noticed a few of these screws kicking about before and I've put them "somewhere safe" (a "somewhere safe" which at this point in time, evades me!).

While the notebook is functional, I'm horrified to find that so many have worked their way loose over time. I'm guessing it's the heat that's caused them to come loose.

So, time to check the underside of your notebook for loose screws! I'm willing to bet that if your PC is older than about a year that you'll find one that's a little loose. But remember, just tighten them up gently - no need to go hulk on them!

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