Locking the tower?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by darwen, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. darwen macrumors 6502a

    darwen

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Location:
    California, US
    #1
    Ok, so I got a couple locks to secure my stuff at school. My displays and laptop lock up just fine. I dont quite understand the PowerMac G5 lock though. It is supposed to lock the insides of the computer too so it has that pull out tab you are supposed to put the lock through. What kind of lock goes through that hole? I am using the standard laptop lock and it obviously cant lock this thing up. Any ideas on how to lock it?
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Location:
    sitting on your shoulder
    #3
    Apple's towers have been lockable (for opening, not just theft) since at least the beige G3.
     
  3. darwen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    darwen

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Location:
    California, US
    #4
    Yeah, I saw that. There must be another solution though. I find it hard to believe that there is only one lock you can use on Apple's most expensive computer.
     
  4. techster85 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Location:
    Lubbock, TX
    #5
    Correct me if I'm wrong (and i usually am) but I thought that the Powermacs just used the standard kensington lock? perhaps I'm assuming that there is a standard when there really isn't who knows, but that was my original assumption. Would it be safe to say that whatever lock works on a PM would work on a Mac Pro also?
     
  5. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    #6
    you can use a padlock to lock it shut.


    as for securing it to a desk... perhaps a cable could wrap around/through one of the legs of the tower?
     
  6. darwen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    darwen

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Location:
    California, US
    #7
    That is actually pretty smart. I could use one of the kingston locks I have but first wrap it around the leg before locking in the monitor. Both items would be locked together and secured to the desk. Good idea! Course the insides are still vulnerable but I dont see an easy fix for that.
     
  7. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    #8
    you can use a padlock to lock it shut.
     
  8. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    #9
    or you can use a cable that has loops on both ends, and lock it to a desk using a padlock while locking the tower shut at the same time.
     
  9. darwen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    darwen

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Location:
    California, US
    #10
    The cables that loop at both ends wont fit through the hole they give you to lock the cover on the power mac. The Kingston lock has this loop too.

    I heard you the first time. I have an extra kingston lock through (that I could plug into a second display) and I wont be able to return it at this point. While a padlock would work great the kingston lock should work just as well. thanks for the advice, I wouldn't have thought to use the leg had you not suggested the pad lock.

    I dont know why Apple designed the computer like this to be honest. What lock can fit through that hole? (other than http://www.mac-pro.com/s.nl/it.A/id.2852/.f )
     
  10. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    #12
    I don't think that'll work.

    Maybe it'll work if you roll up that picture and hit them over the head to loosen their braincells up a bit...
     
  12. RMD68 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    #13
    LOL
     
  13. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
  14. Peligro macrumors newbie

    Peligro

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago
  15. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    #16
    not only is it great, it is CHEAP! a pad lock and a cable like that should be much more affordable than those specialty computer locks.
     

Share This Page