Getting into a mess getting into a MESH

  jack 17:38 21 Jul 2010

An elderly but perfectly sound MESH computer has come my way- essentially to break for spares.
But I found it works fine albeit with only 512 Mb of memory- so add a bit memory and it may serve as an internet machine or something similar.
I've got an assortment of DIMMS in my BitzBox so I may get lucky.
So to take a look inside- is the first obstacle.
It seems to have a patent lock to the side panel.
The previous owner was not aware of any 'Key' being supplied so any one got any ideas- with out wrecking the panel?
See the pix- a lock and latch on the side and a something in the back plane
[IMG]click here[/IMG]

  onthelimit 17:41 21 Jul 2010

The lock on the side 'looks' as though a slim screwdriver may be inserted in the slot to allow the catch to open?

  woodchip 18:00 21 Jul 2010

Knob at back obviously turns, latch as a thumb space to lift it

  rdave13 18:21 21 Jul 2010

" The side of the case is easily removable using a key lock and latch (key for the lock is stuck on the back of your system case). Once unlocked, simply pull the latch/clipping mechanism to open.
From here; click here

  jack 20:05 21 Jul 2010

Thanks for the links - it states the obvious as did Woody.
Have printed off that doc.
As I thought the item on the back relates to the side catch and is a key-
But getting it off is the problem- it is resisting gentle twist to remove as it is also resisting pulling/levering.
A WD40 may help we shall see - no panic.
don't panic don't panic ;-]

  jack 09:46 22 Jul 2010

I need a key for the unlock thingy on the back and presumably the side too.
Standing the machine on its head and peering closely at the back plane thingy the central hole appears to need a key.
Will E/M the previous owner other wise its the wrecking bar- that'll be a shame.

[IMG]click here[/IMG]

  woodchip 09:55 22 Jul 2010

jack you are correct, why not try a flat Screwdriver in the keyhole like carjackers do, I know the lock will be bust but better than the case

  woodchip 09:55 22 Jul 2010

Looks like a PVC window key

  jack 10:09 22 Jul 2010

you'r right in your assumption- I tried mine and its too thick
I am now rooting around for old luggage type keys - I know I had some somewhere- I can seem them now ...on a ring hanging on a hook... in a dark place...but where...........? ;-{

  jack 13:44 24 Jul 2010

on its way to the dump
yippee I thought- now we are in business.
Oh no- wrong key- broke it in trying.
Now going to drill the locks out
Looking that the old case the catches will still function.

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