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Warped HDD caddy Dell Inspiron 15 7548 (7000 series)

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    Warped HDD caddy Dell Inspiron 15 7548 (7000 series)


    Just got my new laptop today, and of course first thing I do is open it up and put in an SSD. Well it looks like the "holder" that you put the drive in before screwing it into the actual laptop is warped... Photo attached. If you look, towards the left of the pic is where the screw is, then the caddy slowly protrudes out, then goes back in closer to the second screw. Do you guys think this is cause for concern (ie will it randomly one day destroy my entire laptop due to the pressure)? Or if I leave it alone should it be fine.

    Thanks
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    You could take it out, take the drive out, then use light finger pressure to straighten it out. From what I can see, it wouldn't cause me any undo concern. If the retaining screw isn't binding I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Err forgive me for sounding dumb but what do you mean by "binding"? I have all the screws to do with the HDD screwed in if thats what you mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maltesespace View Post
    Err forgive me for sounding dumb but what do you mean by "binding"? I have all the screws to do with the HDD screwed in if thats what you mean.
    Hard to screw in. If a screw was hard to screw in that would indicate something was out of alignment. If they screw in normally that's fine.
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    Oh, no then. All went in easily. Cheers
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    I wouldn't worry about it then.
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    Yeah thanks
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