I hate case-keys. 8 replies

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Flakpanzer

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#1 11 years ago

Alright, I'm not known for having an amazing keyfinding sense. Well, in general, if I lose something, I'll probably never see it again. I lost the key to the front of my case. The bad part? I need this key to clean the filter on the fan up front. I have searched high and low for the damn key. The only reason I left the front locked was so that if I had to move my case, the front wouldn't open up on me. Damnit. Is there any way I can pick this lock or something? I know these locks are there more as a deterrent than an actual security measure. Surely there must be something..




marvinmatthew

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#2 11 years ago

I'm guessing that if you were to Google computer case locks, that you might be able to find a guide on how to opem your case without destroying the locking.




Johnny Mullet

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#3 11 years ago

Does the side of the case open? If so, try and reach the lock through there and remove the bar. If that is not possible, then you may have to drill out the lock, but that could also damage the PC if you go crazy, or miss, or run the bit through the HD.

Good luck!




Lord Wiener VIP Member

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#4 11 years ago

In the most extreme scenario, you could drag your case to the shop where you bought the case and explain your predicament, hoping that they will help you out with a key from a new case.


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Flakpanzer

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#5 11 years ago

If only I could... I bought if off the internet :D Well, google led me nowhere fast. I'm probably not using the right terms to find what I'm looking for. Unfortunately, I also cannot turn it manually from the inside because of the way the case is designed.. Fuck. I really need to find that key. Or something similar to that key. Hmm... I've tried car keys, house keys, lockbox keys, mailbox keys... what other keys are there.. hmm




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#6 11 years ago

Pick it?

Either get a lock pick and read up on how you can pick it, or use a paperclip (always works for me).




Flakpanzer

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#7 11 years ago

A paperclip! Yes! Why didn't I think of that... now to find a paperclip and try my luck.

UPDATE:

No dice. I also bent the only paperclip that I managed to find in the process.

Damnit!




C38368

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#8 11 years ago

If it's one of those round keys, chances are very good that anyone with a similar case will have a key that works. I have four cases with locks like that, and they all use an identical key...




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#9 11 years ago

Well.. good Luck, Brake a case.. I mean a leg :lol: