Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm asking this only for curiosity.

Suppose I lost my Kensington lock key: how to take my laptop with me?

Part 1 of the process is breaking the cable with heavy scissors, the ones also used by gardeners to prune bushes, or even better one like the following: heavy scissors or whatever you call it

This allows to bring laptop home, at least...

This leaves the lock still attached to laptop, and here comes part 2 of the process: how to remove the final piece of Kensington from laptop in order to replace it with the newly purchased one?

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I've seen that you can open these (and similar) locks relatively simply with a piece of cardboard!

http://youtu.be/0SkKJ4yOKo8

Embarrassingly, I have a need to do this myself, as I've lost a laptop key.

I'll report back whether or not this actually works (I'm not sure if mine is a Kensington or a cheap knock-off, to be honest- if this doesn't work, I may have to use the angle-grinder!)

share|improve this answer
    
Ooh. Just came across this and remembered that I said I'd report back. I couldn't get it to work, so it had to be the angle grinder. It may be that I was using the wrong grade of cardboard or something. – Marc Wilson Nov 13 '15 at 2:08

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .