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Windows 7: anyone know what these are called?

17 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7 32BIT SP1
 
 
anyone know what these are called?

hi guy been a long time since i have been here but i have, run into a little problam i have just sprayed all my case,now i need to find some of these screws with fixings or something same, as them but i don't no what ther called or where to buy them from but, i hope some 1 here can help also here is a pic of what i am on about.
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17 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Well in general they are called Sex Bolts or Sex Screws.
But I doubt you will find any that have the square female part as all I have ever seen are round.
These were made specifically for the application they were used in.
Why can't you reuse the ones you have?

As far as the Male part that should be easily gotten at any good hardware store.
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17 Apr 2011   #3

windows 7 32BIT SP1
 
 

i only have 5 that are ok the rest are broken, i got the case from a friend he said it needed some bits, would you no of anything that would be same as using them ?
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17 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah like I said in my first reply, Sex Screws.
They have a female sleeve with internal threads that the male threads screw into. You will only find them in the round type but you should be able to make them work.
Usually they are all metal. It looks like the originals have a plastic female part.

I know you are saying, "This guy wants me to walk into a hardware store and ask for SEX SCREWS". Yeah right and while i'm at it I'll ask for a left handed hammer, a Board Stretcher and a Sky Hook.

No really that is the industrial name for them. Do a google search.

The ones you have now, the originals, are captive. Meaning there is no screw driver slot/philips on one end and they are held in place so they don't turn by the square section. The ones you will find have a slotted or philips bit head on both ends.
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17 Apr 2011   #5

windows 7 32BIT SP1
 
 

thanks i will have to shop around see if i can find them, at about 5mm length ebay don't have them but more shopping, i should find them thanks for your help
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17 Apr 2011   #6

MS Windows 8
 
 

if you couldn't find any of those at the local hardware..you could have it lathe machined in a machine shop...pretty expensive though...but it will save you time looking for it.
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17 Apr 2011   #7

windows 7 32BIT SP1
 
 

where would one find these as i think these would look, ok Elevator Bolts i need them at around 5 ot 6mm long,or something short but looks nice too money is not an issue, as i have just got some ally sheeting with holes, for my side and top where the windows was.
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