Secure MacBook Pro using DVI Port Screw Holes?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Geoff Myers, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Geoff Myers macrumors member

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    I'm wondering if there are any products out there can secure my MacBook Pro by using one or two of the screw holes on either side of the DVI port.

    I bought a Kensington MicroSaver keyed lock even though MacBook Pro users said it didn't work. I'm once again confirming that... The Kensington lock port on the MB and MBP are totally useless. There are lots of products of this nature out there for VGA/serial ports, but I have found nothing for DVI.

    This is the only product I found that does what I want, but it isn't available for sale anywhere:

    http://www.tryten.com/products/macbookprolockz7.php
    http://www.tryten.com/products/macbookprolockz5.php
    http://www.tryten.com/products/laptopeconolock.php

    I've been doing Google searches for hours trying to find something, but I have found nothing else. It shouldn't be this hard...

    Thanks in advance for your help! I greatly appreciate it.
     
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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You realize that a small M4 (or whatever it is) size screw is much less secure than the Kensington locking mechanism, right?
     
  4. Geoff Myers thread starter macrumors member

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    Nothing is less secure than the Kensington lock -- at least on the MacBook Pro. Literally all you need to do to take it off when it's locked is rotate it 90°. No brute force required whatsoever. The MBP is seriously flawed in that respect -- its Kensington hole sucks. You're probably right otherwise about other devices that are Kensington lock compatible though.
     
  5. Geoff Myers thread starter macrumors member

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    I assume that's a joke because of the :p? In case you weren't joking: if you use an adapter, then somebody can simply unscrew the adapter from the computer and take the laptop that way... That method only locks the adapter itself to the security cable, right?

    Edit: or did you mean this thing from the same company? http://www.isecure.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=407B&Category_Code=LSK
     

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