Need some help with this one.
I own coin operated equipment and this group has always been very
helpful with lock problems that encounter. I have another one I need
some help with.
I bought a bill changer from a auction and there is no way to get into
it unless you go through the plug or T-handle. I tried drilling into
the plug but couldn't put a dent into it. Does anyone have any
experience solving this kind of a problem? Thank you very much
State Street Amusements
Russ pay a locksmith to do it for you dont expect to go on line and have
someone tell the whole world how to break in to your lock , when you get
burglarized you will be crying the blues that everyone knows how to open
your lock, come on think for a minute.
Speaking only for myself, my policy is that I don't teach picking techniques
unless I've personally known the person for two years.
You can find many forums on the web, but that's out of my control.
When I was new at locksmithing, I was completely fascinated by picking. Now,
after 20+ years in the trade, it's an important part of the job, but not
totally fascinating. There is so much more to the job.
The reasons I don't teach picking are several.
1) There is no way to know who is the person asking. Most people asking (or
lurking and reading the posts) are decent people, but a few are not. So,
I've decided simply not to say anything to anyone.
2) Picking locks is a "trade secret" like many other trades which have their
techniques and systems.
3) A very small part of the security of locks is that so few people know how
to pick them. So, by teaching lock picking, I make all locks less secure for
the world. Not what I want to do.
4) Purely selfishly, I learned lock picking the hard way, with lots of
practice, and you can do the same.
I wish you well. Hope this doesn't sound unkind, but the world isn't a nice
Russ: Aassuming you're legitimate (unlikely, but vaguely possible)...
Would you really be happy if we told the entire Internet how to break
into your machines? Especially a bill changer?
The box isn't easy to open. You don't *WANT* it to be easy to open. You
don't want us to help people we don't know open it.
When you bought it at auction, the price of getting it professionally
opened should have been factored in when you decided how much you were
willing to pay for it. If you didn't, and overpaid as a result... well,
you have my sympathy, but chalk it up as a learning experience.
Actually this address has posted to Usenet before on topics related to these
general sort of items. He's probably legit or has at least bothered to create a
posting history for himself which is more than most of them do. Of course none
of this solves the problem of posting this info to a public forum.
You're not likely to find anyone here who's going to tell you how to compromise
the machine. You also don't say what kind of lock is on it. Probably a tubular
and from what you say most likely a hardened face one. You will have
considerable trouble getting into it yourself. You could I suppose buy the
appropriate tubular pick and try that but even then you will still need a key
made or a new keyed lock installed once you finally get it open. Your cheapest
option is to take the machine to a locksmith and have him or her open it up and
make you a key. Call first and make sure they work with the type of lock you
how to break
easy to open. You
much you were
it if it came with
like PYSH stated.
"When you bought it at auction, the price of getting it
opened should have been factored in when you decided how
much you were
willing to pay for it."
Fastest and cheapest solution is to bring it to a locksmith.
If you want to do it yourself, try searching this group for abloy and
drill and hardened. You'll find out how to get past the hardened face
and the basic idea for the drilling. You'll still have a mess when you
are done and will have to order replacement parts from a locksmith.
There was one thead that mentioned specifically how to drill abloy.
If you do my favorite trick and break the drill IN the lock, the locksmith
will probably charge a premium to fix it. It's a PITA to get past the
broken drill bit.