NVMe Screw Replacement. Need help.

I bought a pre-built computer and am trying to install an nvme SSD to it. The spacer is on the board but I don't see the screw anywhere in any of the packaging I received. What do I do. The board is an MSI b450 pro M2.

Any suggestions or help finding the screw on Amazon or something would be appreciated.

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  • +1 vote

    usually its in the motherboard box

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      I wish. Have throroughly checked multiple times.

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    Is the screw in the outer most slot already?

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      Just the spacer was in the outermost slot. No screw.

      • -1 vote

        I bought a pre-built computer

        Just re-read this. Builder never put it in the board. Builder probably flogs them off on eBay as a side gig to people like yourself.

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          Bought it from techfast. I'm doubtful.

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    https://www.amazon.com.au/SGTKJSJS-M-2-Screw-NVMe-Mounting/d...

    also not sure what kind of dimensions you need but this seller on ebay has a bunch. they seem to have 2.5mm and 4.5mm standoffs but I think you have the standoff already so just need the screw?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Genuine-Asus-Motherboard-M-2-SSD...

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    You can buy a whole kit / bag of screws quite cheaply from eBay. For less than $15 delivered you can have a kit of 12 different types of screws come in a plastic organiser box. Handy when you've lost a bunch of screws when building a PC and need spares.

    The exact type of screw that comes with mine looks like this
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-Set-Hand-Mounting-Kits-Stand-...?

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    Screws came with my SSD. Otherwise any suitable length M2 screws would work.

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    Check every little screw you have. Also search for m2 screws on ebay or aliexpress to find the dimensions. I bought a bag of 50 for about $2 delivered off amazing a few years ago. it fit, but the head of the screw was too small. i had to use some cardboard to thicken it out effectively.

  • +1 vote

    They're a standard Metric (M2?) so you can basically rip down any modern device and steal a screw that'll fit.

    Or, as an easy solution - tape. As long as you have enough to stop it wiggling it'll work perfectly fine until you get a matching screw later.

    Final option - email TechFast and ask them to post out a couple? Envelopes and stamps are cheap, but they'll likely do it for free

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      As you said, I used tape for a 2.5" ssd few years ago. It did not get hot so I left it like that.
      Tape works even for 2.5 drives so yes, it will work here quite well.

  • +1 vote

    O.P. is screwed, or not.