Open DEC digital equipment door without the key?

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Fri Mar 4 18:11:41 CST 2005

From: "Paul Koning" <pkoning at>
> >>>>> "9000" == 9000 VAX <vax9000 at> writes:
>  9000> I am curious about what is in the HSC70 but the the door is
>  9000> locked and the key is lost. There should be a PDP11 and several
>  9000> HD's inside, at far as I know.
>  9000> I think people on the list might know how to open the door
>  9000> without a key or force. The lock is not the round cylinder type
>  9000> found on a vax 4000.
> Is it a flat key lock?  If so, that would be the "other" standard key
> that DEC used.  I think it's a three pin lock -- you should be able to
> pick it with a paperclip.

I believe I have a stock of these (with keys), if you want one.  Might come
in handy if you use the drill (or C4) option.


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