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I lost the key to remove the casing on my Dell T710 Server. Where can I get a replacement key?

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closed as not constructive by EEAA, mdpc, TomTom, Mathias R. Jessen, Iain Jul 17 '12 at 21:11

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try calling dell? – mdpc Jul 17 '12 at 20:59
Ah - DELL? How hard is it to try the company that has it's name written on it? – TomTom Jul 17 '12 at 21:00
@TomTom, Classic. To Dell with 'em. – Somantra Jul 17 '12 at 21:19
Buy a new T710 server. They come with the key. Then use that key to open your existing server. – TheCleaner Jul 17 '12 at 21:26
Just force a big screw driver in the hole and apply a lot of torque. Most of the locks are cheaply made and can usually be forced quite easily. – Zoredache Jul 17 '12 at 21:33

A locksmith should be able to make one for you.

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Probably overkill. IIRC, they're still using the cylinder locks that can be defeated with a 69 cent Bic pen. Of course, that would involve walking to the office supply closet, so I'd probably take the path of least resistance and kick the bezel until it popped off, or broke in two. – HopelessN00b Jul 17 '12 at 22:02
@HopelessN00b I don't think this was a serious suggestion :) – MDMarra Jul 18 '12 at 18:36
Actually a locksmith should be able to make one for you, or you can learn to do it yourself. However for security reasons, you may want to replace the lock since you dont know where the original keys are. – ponsfonze Jul 18 '12 at 18:39
@ponsfonze: :/ Actually, you shouldn't rely on those cheap locks for security at all. I was dead serious when I said you can open them with a Bic pen. Or a kick. Or yanking on them too hard. Instead of replacing the lock for a lost key, anyone relying on those locks for physical security should be replaced instead. (I can see a very few edge-case type of applications, but it's not security if you can defeat it with your boot. Or a 69 cent plastic cylinder.) – HopelessN00b Jul 18 '12 at 18:46
Yeah you're right, you probably shouldn't rely on locks at all. Just leave them off. Probably shouldn't even lock the server room either because it could just be lock picked as well. The better way would be to install 3 way authentication to make sure a bic pen wont open it up. Actually I just started playing this game called Payday: Heist. In it you act as a bank robber and on the first level you use thermite to burn a hole through the roof of the vault to get to the money. So I guess we don't even need physical walls at this point because we can just burn a hole into the server room. – ponsfonze Jul 19 '12 at 3:52

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