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  1. joea

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    Will the build documents have details about attachment hardware, such as the size of the screws holding the "cover" onto the base of an R1 early model?

    I have sometimes read build docs, etc front to back without ever finding such details.
     
  2. Geof

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    Nope and likely no build docs. What exactly are you needing to know ?
     
  3. joea

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    The 4 screws that hold top onto the base are missing.

    Hoping to get those screws without a lot of trial and error.
     
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    I want to say they are M6 flat head screws
     
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    I think they are M8 or M10 I am pretty sure they are not 6 mm
     
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    I’ll try to pull one tonight, I’m thinkin your right. They are big ones...forever since I’ve had them out lol
     
  7. joea

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    I don't think we are on the same page. The screws/bolts I am talking about are the 4 that go into the sides, left and right, one near each corner and serve to hold the two halves of the unit together.

    Definitely smaller than 6MM as I have a package of 6MM x 1.0 and they are so tight in the cover holes they "want to thread in". So must be smaller than that.

    And then, it dawns on him . . . just post a picture. 20191113_145114 (Small).jpg
     
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    Ok... remove the screws and the lid- take the nut out of the base and see if it threads on your m6 screw. They are tight in the case and I thought I’d had to track down spares and got M6, but they may be larger
     
  9. joea

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    There are no screws at all. Does the lid pull straight up and off? Are there cables, etc. to be wary of?
     
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    The black cable management should be zip tied to the top of the case- pull gently and watch
     
  11. joea

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    Did manage to tilt the cover back and a 6MM x 1.0 bolt threaded in from the interior side.

    Unfortunately what I have are hex head bolts, far to large to fit in the recess in the cover, so I will have to get some pan head screws, or some other similar fastener.

    Thanks for the assistance.
     
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    Very welcome !
     
  13. joea

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    I ended up with "socket cap screws" or "allen screws" as some know them. I think 15MM length will do. 12MM will not quite do it. Don't ask me how I know this.
     
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