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I need those little machine screws for the FOBs that were before the key-in-FOB design.

Ideas?
 

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A locksmith might stock them locally. Otherwise, if you have one and can measure the size, Amazon.
 

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I wonder if something from an eyeglasses repair kit would work...
 

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Might check Micro Center. They sell small boxes of assorted screws for mucking with electronics.
 

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Fastenal?
unggg.... its so far away... I just want to know what it is, so i can order a pack of 50, use the 4 i need and never think about it again. ;p

Might check Micro Center. They sell small boxes of assorted screws for mucking with electronics.
they're closer, but this is smaller than even a 2.5 drive mount screw. I guess i can get a new thumbdrive while i'm there...
 

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actually, is there a metric screw measurement tool, like a threaded one, that I can find and buy? Not sure how to search for it...
It's not common below 2 mm, which is likely what these are. Best to compare directly to one you know fits, or get a micrometer and measure.

If you are just asking this question in general, certainly you can find both diameter gauges (for measuring clareance size), and thread pitch gauges just about anywhere fastener hardware is sold, for both English and metric fasteners. Here's one of each:

https://www.amazon.com/Metric-Thread-Colors-Choose-Listing/dp/B01GIQNLH8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1524728643&sr=8-7&keywords=metric+thread+gauge

https://www.amazon.com/Uxcell-Metric-Whitworth-Screw-Measuring/dp/B00N41CX6G/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1524728643&sr=8-8&keywords=metric+thread+gauge

For thread pitch in particular, it's best to have the "sawtooth" gauges on hand to check pitch; it's too easy to make a mistake on a clearance measurement alone. An example is an English 5/16-18 UNC versus Metric M8x1.25 thread; they differ by only 0.07 mm in diameter. And since the thread pitch likewise differs by only a small amount, it has lead to many 8 mm metric fasteners being damaged here in the US.
 
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