1. barbarianthemadserb's Avatar
    I disassembled my Q10. In the process I messed up 1 screw and lost 3 others. These T4 screws are tiny! So I am looking to buy some but need to know if they are metric or SAE threads.
    12-10-14 10:31 AM
  2. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    Hmm I use a Torx 5 to do these. Torx is Torx why is there sae or metric? Not like it is in mm or inches.
    12-10-14 10:34 AM
  3. barbarianthemadserb's Avatar
    I wasn't aware that it does not have an sae nor metric thread. So then, Torx also means a specific thread pitch etc all by itself? Then that would mean I just have to look for T4 Torx and not worry about thread pitch (sae/metric) ?
    Thanks your your input.
    12-10-14 10:48 AM
  4. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    ah I see what you mean for the thread. I would just assume you buy screws made for Q10. I have a bunch laying around just from dead devices. I was thinking the tools. you were referring to the actual screws. Sorry.
    12-10-14 11:10 AM
  5. barbarianthemadserb's Avatar
    It's okay. Thank you for clearing it up.
    12-10-14 11:15 AM
  6. mad_mdx's Avatar
    That's an amazing question. I doubt anyone knows, measure yourself?
    12-10-14 11:28 AM
  7. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    I have a few bags here labeled and they are all labeled in metric. although they are all not for Q10 but BB.
    from what I can see they are labeled like so M1.2 x 3.80mm, etc. however the ones for Q10 seem shorter so I can only assume they are like M1.2 x 3.00mm or something.
    12-10-14 11:31 AM
  8. barbarianthemadserb's Avatar
    I have a thread pitch device for metric only. But, the screws are so small that I have a hard time trying to see if they are metric. I am gonna pickup a desktop magnifier from Walmart this Friday and this should help my vision. These screws are only 4-5 mm long. If I can figure out metric or sae, then I can find a non torx screw to take its place. I have looked all over the web including McMaster-car and they don't have T4 screws. None on Ebay-USA. None on Amazon USA nor on Amazon UK (although they did list them but as "unavailable" on the UK site).
    12-10-14 11:44 AM
  9. joewoo's Avatar
    Maybe you can ask the seller from here

    12-10-14 05:48 PM
  10. barbarianthemadserb's Avatar
    Thank you for that info. I sent an email to the seller.
    Last edited by barbarianthemadserb; 12-10-14 at 06:38 PM. Reason: spelling
    12-10-14 06:38 PM
  11. Satori Heyne's Avatar
    Hi, what was the motivation to disassemble the device? I see you guys having an earnest discussion regarding thread pitch.

    Off the topic slightly but still looking at assembly, I have a fascination regarding calibre of timepieces, certain mechanical thresholds are highly calculated regarding accuracy and I have never considered the milling of your missing screws. You reckon BlackBerry would factor that in (mechanical thresholds? ).
    12-11-14 01:55 PM
  12. barbarianthemadserb's Avatar
    My motivation to take it apart was to install a new bezel. Everything went fine except for those screws. lol.
    Ebay dealer did not respond so I bought a non working Q10 off ebay for parts (including all the torx screws).
    12-11-14 05:24 PM

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