Originally Posted by Solid-State
Hi guys! I am rather shocked someone would comment saying they can't see how a loose screw could damage things. Of course it can. It's metal isn't it! It could land on the PCB of the HD or the notebook mainboard and act as a bridge shorting out stuff. The board of a computer is sprayed with a forum of lacquer BUT a lot of the solder points etc are bare and if a piece of metal landed on it it certainly would bridge to another point on the board.
I agree, what I was saying is I couldn't tell by that picture. But the screws that Asus provided are short screws, that is why I asked him to take a picture of it.
I've only seen that people use long screws that damage the hard drive.