how can i find case screws for a Toshiba a50 laptop??

TOshiba c50a laptop about 3 years old , missing screws on the case . this laptop for some reason no one can really explain is that the screws get loose and fall out . Some of the laptop screws where also loose and we tightened them .

I am having a real hard time finding out where to find replacement case screws for this laptop that I know will work .

Is this a common issue with this laptop ?    

 how can i find case screws for a Toshiba a50 laptop??

would some kind of locktight work for prevent this from happening??

thanks !
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You might need to buy a box of assorted but Amazon sells these.

500 pieces for Sony, Toshiba, Gateway, .... I am sure you can find what they need.

Do not use Locktite or you may not get them out again. Tighten securely but do not reef them too tight. There is a feel to it. I took my X230 apart to get at Wireless card and Bluetooth card and the screws have never loosened 2 or 3 years later.

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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
As John says, don't use Loctite.

Instead of Amazon go to eBay.  See  for example.  The price is much cheaper.

And as John says, there is a feel to tightening these screws.  Tighten gently until they stop and then about 1/16th to 1/8th more is usually enough if you can't judge the feel as you tighten.

All the laptops I strip for parts, I save the screws.  They have proved very useful on camera lenses.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The box I pointed to was only $20 so either source (eBay or Amazon) should work.
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
thanks , that is exactly what a needed guys !!!
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
I ordered them !
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you and I was happy to help
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Chances are, they're M2 or M3 screws and those are fairly cheap at any *real* hardware store.
Take a very thin piece of wire like a straightened out paperclip and slip it down into the screw hole.  Measure the depth and make sure you aren't trying to insert a screw that is too long.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Good tip to measure the screw length.
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
bill DL , i would not have thought of that ....thanks!!
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