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Standard What screw size?

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by JimY, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. JimY

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    I am in the last (I hope) stage of repairing a crashed P3P I bought. My kitchen table ate the screw that attaches the camera body to the gimbal shaft. Spent hours looking with no joy so I'm blaming the table. I bought the DJI screw pack but none seem to easily thread in the shaft. I don't want to force it, so I need to know what that screw size is so I can use the correct one. Tried calling DJI tech support but I was number 17 in line. I only have a Tracfone with paid minutes so I don't want to throw away a couple of hours of my minutes waiting for them. Can anyone help?
     
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    Take it to a local bolt supply that handles metric sizes and try different sizes if there is one available in your area. It cant be much over 1 to 2.5 mm at the most/
     
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    Unfortunately, that's not much help. I already have the screw bag from DJI. I just need to know the size to use. Going to a bolt supply place is not an option where I live
     
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    Can you buy small metric bolts anywhere close to you-- if not order a few online of small sizes 1.5 to 3mm at the shortest length. When you find the right size it can be shortened with a Dremel Tool and a metal cutting disk.
     
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    Thanks fstoplabs. I just figured out you placed a link at the top of your reply. Looked at that. The screw I need is not a set screw. It is a regular Philips head screw.
     
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  8. fstoplabs

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    Ah, that one, its m2 5mm, you can get a longer one by 1-2mm should be okay.


    Should be like this one, I dont know if the head fits though..
    Amazon.com: LaptopScrewsDirect 24 Pack of M2 x 5mm Laptop Screws Screw Pack Black Zinc Schrauben Vite Tornillo Dell Hp Asus Ibm Toshiba: Computers & Accessories
     
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