[Beowulf] Drive screw fixed with LocTite

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Wed Jul 23 18:09:54 PDT 2008

"David Mathog" <mathog at caltech.edu> writes:
> A vendor who shall remain nameless graced us with a hot swappable drive
> caddy in which one of the three mounting screws used to fasten the drive
> to the caddy had been treated with blue LocTite.  This wasn't obvious
> from external inspection, but the telltale blue glop was on the threads
> when the screw finally let go and came out.  It was beginning to look
> like power tools were going to be needed to get it out, and the screw
> head was pretty badly torn up after removal.

I believe a touch from a soldering iron will usually loosen LocTite,
but that might also damage a drive, so be careful.

> This is the first time I have encountered a drive screw on a removable
> drive which was, well, unremovable.  Is this a trend or are we just
> dealing with a sadistic assembler?

I've never seen it used with a drive, it is certainly not normal.


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