Anyone have a spare key I can borrow or buy for Dell 2420 rack?

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  1. BLinux

    BLinux cat lover server enthusiast

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    I just picked up a Dell 2420 24U rack, but one of the side panels is locked. I don't really need a key long term, (but I'll just buy it if its cheap enough) as I just need to get it unlocked and leave it unlocked. I can get a key on ebay for $20, but wondering if someone here has a spare they don't need I can get shipped to southern CA for less. If you have one that you need, but don't mind lending out, I can pay for 1st class postage from and back to you.
     
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  2. StevenDTX

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    Is it possible to reach the locks from the inside? They are usually just held in with a nut or a clip.
     
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  3. vl1969

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    And this is why I learned how to pick a lock. And have a cheap pick set.
     
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  4. BLinux

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    yes, i have no problems removing the panel altogether. what i want is to leave the panel on in unlocked position so I can remove it as-needed.

    i'm embarrassed to say this,... i have such a kit, and use to be pretty good with it when i was a teenager. i found the kit and tried to pick the locks, but failed miserably. i don't think it's that the lock is that good (they can't be), but i've lost my touch messing with lock picking i think. I can feel 4 (maybe 5) tumblers, but can't get them right. :-(
     
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  5. Rain

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    Based on some pictures (of 2410 racks & keys, but I doubt much has changed), I'd bet they are just wafer locks.

    Does your pick set have any rakes? Light tension & some raking should get you in, I bet. If you don't have any rakes, any pick should do the trick. Keep light tension on the core and jiggle the pick around randomly and move it in and out.
     
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