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Mounting Screws for disc burner

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David from Scranton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 19, 2013 9:59 AM


My Simple problem has turned into a major issue!  I purchased a Blu-ray disc burner for my Mac Pro, a Pioneer BD-R 208 DBK and did not receive the four screws to mount the unit in the extra drive bay.  I called the retailer where I purchased the unit and they gave me the phone number to Pioneer to get the screws.  The customer service rep had a hard time locating the screws eventhough I stated they were M3X6 which is indicated on the unit itself.  She said they would be sent out and arrive in 5 to 7 business days.  Well, it's two weeks now and the stupid screws have not arrived. 


I'm wondering if these screws are a standard size for all internal burners and can I purchase them from Apple.  This is insane that I'm waiting so long for four simple 5mm screws to mount my burner.


I called the Apple Store and they said they couldn't help me.  I also called local computer service centers in my area and they didn't want to even talk to me when I said it was for a Mac.  Aren't these screws standard for all computers or is there something mystical about a Mac?


If someone could suggest where I can purchase these screws from a local retailer, I would appreciate it.



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  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    May 19, 2013 11:23 AM (in response to David from Scranton)

    CD and DVD were invented in Japan, and use metric mounting screws. My recollection is that they are standard 3mm screws. Any place that sells drives should have "DVD reader mounting screws" on hand. In the US, they will not know the size or thread pitch.


    The standard screws for mounting Hard Drives, an American invention (although none seem to be made in America any more) are SAE #6-32 threads/inch. No one in America will know that either, they just sell "drive mounting screws".

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  • Martin Pace Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
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    May 19, 2013 12:27 PM (in response to David from Scranton)

    There should be screws for a second drive stored on the drive carrier.


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