I made a 3D-Printable screw bracket, so now you can avoid the whole process of fiddling with the original screw posts and epoxy and all that measuring to get it just right: And in stead just place the bracket with the guides up against the top, and glue it down! Printed on a Lulzbot Mini with Push Plastic polycarbonate, so it should be nice and strong/durable. It has some flex to it in the middle, but I tested it out by just gluing both sides down and it worked fantastically! Lined up perfectly on the first try and everything. Screws were nice and tight and I could not pull them out. Of course any plastic screw holes will strip if you over-tighten too much, so you still have to be careful.
A couple notes about using these:
- The screw holes will be a little tight the first time you insert/remove the screws (this is because the screws tap the screw holes themselves). It might be helpful to partially insert/remove the screws once before gluing it down. You should *not* need to drill into the bracket to make the holes looser.
- Do not over-tighten the screws! This is pretty tough plastic, but just like on the original screw posts, if you over-tighten it can strip the screw holes or worse, you could make the screw go through the bracket completely and damage your screen. In my testing I never had that happen, but I stopped tightening when the case was nice and firmly closed. If you are concerned about this happening to you then you may want to put a thin piece of metal under the screw posts, but again, I tested probably a dozen iterations of these and did not have this happen to me.
$7 shipped internationally ($5 + $2 shipping)
For anyone who wants to print their own, or for folks who know someone with a 3D printer, here is the STL file:
Edit: Turns out it's not very much more to ship an envelope overseas, so I added an option for international sudomodders.