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Lost Computer Case Key

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dyson216, Aug 21, 2003.

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  1. dyson216

    dyson216 Thread Starter

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    A friend dropped off an IBM 300 GL for repair but the case is locked and the key has been lost. How can I get inside the box?

    Thanks!
     
  2. compilerxp

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    1 - try a generic PC key, if you have any.

    In the OLD days of 486s and beyond (AT cases) the key was a joke since there was only 2, maybe 3 different keys made :) Oh, thats keyboard Keylock. Still a joke.

    2 - May have to HACK the case open, hacksaw, screw drivers. Metal shavings from damaging the case can easily short out the board...

    3 - Try to locate another 300GL and hope it has a key that may open it, but considering that the GL series were the business line, that means there could be different keys depending on the purchaser.
     
  3. stod73

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    A locksmith may be able to assist but it will cost you!
     
  4. compilerxp

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    Can a slim jim fit in there?

    :)

    Oh yeah... locksmith :)

    But I think using a hammer and hacksaw is more fun.
     
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