Screw Size Identification

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Old 06-27-14, 07:17 AM
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Screw Size Identification

I need to replace a small screw that I drilled out of a keyless entry fob for my vehicle (it was stripped). It is a flathead metric screw and is about the same size as a 2-56. In fact a 2-56 will just start to grab but then seize up. What is the equivalent metric size to a 2-56? I measured the diameter of the screw using my calipers and it is about 0.075" (1.9 mm) with about 55-60 threads per inch.
 
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Old 06-27-14, 08:11 AM
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I used to own a mobile electronics store and had people stopping by all the time for odd screws and parts.


if you have a store like that..... give them a try. Otherwise I have no idea where you could find just one or two screws of that size.
 
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Old 06-27-14, 10:46 AM
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Try the screws in a eyeglass repair kit.
 
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Old 06-27-14, 10:51 AM
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Or if you have any old remote controls or cell phones laying around, might be something you can scavenge.
 
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Turned out being an M2. Had to order 50 of them (McMaster). Only $5, so no biggie. I have 49 spares though. Kind of wasteful.
 
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