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..
Tech is where you'll find me..
13th April 2005
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.
7th March 2005
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.
Piercing the veil.
9th August 2003
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.
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
Pierce the Heavens
27th January 2003
Either get a lock pick and read up on how you can pick it, or use a paperclip (always works for me).
A paperclip! Yes! Why didn't I think of that... now to find a paperclip and try my luck.
No dice. I also bent the only paperclip that I managed to find in the process.
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
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...