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Old Dec 8, 2008, 5:53 PM   #1
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I've a C-5050. Love it.

I've just discovered that the tiny screws that hold the tripod mount to the bottom of the camera have come loose and disappeared. Olympus doesn't have the parts.

I used to work for Hughes Aircraft and have a good assortment of unified thread (SAE - inch) screws down almost to watchmaker sizes (what a GREAT hardware store!) :G

None of these tiny things will fit. (Some will clear the threaded socket holes, though.)

My local industrial hardware supply stops with metric #4 (#3? mm, I presume.) Too big.

1) do any of 'yall have the screw specs

2) have a suggestion for finding a replacement?


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Old Dec 10, 2008, 7:41 PM   #2
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Strange coincidence, I have a C-7070 bought 3 years ago and the same screws were missing when I took it out of the 'NEW' box.

I was really surprised at that but what I did was to use the screws from an 'OLD' PS 120 film camera I had thrown into a scrap box.

That is my suggestion, find a junk cam somewhere with the same size screws and fix the C-5050

Hope this thought helps.

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