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    I'm missing all keys for my vintage PC. Can anyone sell me few of them or at least tell me how to find them on ebay?
    I bought few recently, and they were bigger

    Here is one I need:
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    There's several varieties so if you don't know which one you actually need it'll be like a crapshoot.
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    Yeah, I"ve got a bunch of keys threaded on a long cable tie. There's only one system I have that actually needs a key to power on.

    But yours doesn't look like it needs any particular ways cut in it. It almost looks as if a blank key will work. (I've got those too).

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    Most of the ones I had used blanks.

    Check with a locksmith. But don't tell him it's for your computer. For some reason when you say that they all turn you away. Take it out of the case, hand it to him, and don't tell him what is out of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Yeah, I"ve got a bunch of keys threaded on a long cable tie. There's only one system I have that actually needs a key to power on.

    But yours doesn't look like it needs any particular ways cut in it. It almost looks as if a blank key will work. (I've got those too).
    I've got a bunch of 5" mobile drive racks and one variety requires one of those keys to activate its circuitry.

    Of course it's quite simple to add a jumper to close the circuit permanently and negate the need for a key altogether.
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