Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

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Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by Akuma » December 9th, 2009, 9:47 pm

Got no key to mine and have to open it. How to approach drilling it open? Any other options??

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Post by chubsta » December 9th, 2009, 9:50 pm

start with a small metal drill, and gradually go larger - i also found it helps if the drill is spinning befor you touch the metal otherwise it can jam in the key slot - and for gods sake wear protective glasses!

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Re: Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by FrancoB » December 9th, 2009, 9:54 pm

I did one of mine the other week. I started with a 3mm drill and was going to go up in 1-2mm stages but the 3mm caught in the lock and spun it open :)

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Re: Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by grantspain » December 9th, 2009, 9:57 pm

4mm drill straight through the 12 o'clock key locator insert-drill until you hear a crack and thats the barrel pin broken,then use an old key similar to the lock and wrench round-should do the trick

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Re: Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by Akuma » December 9th, 2009, 10:05 pm

Oh! Thanks for all the quick answers that actually made me look at this rather optimistic - thought I'd be looking at a big problem but obviously it is not that hard - kewl! :awe:

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Re: Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by Parris » December 10th, 2009, 11:58 am

Just use a decent set of drill bits, not those cheap Bosch **** as they dull down in seconds and you'll end up with white finger & staring at the blunt drill bit licking the inside of the lock for 30 mins or so. A good metal drill just goes right through in under a minute. Done it a few times.

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Re: Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by Akuma » December 15th, 2009, 8:52 pm

grantspain wrote:4mm drill straight through the 12 o'clock key locator insert-drill until you hear a crack and thats the barrel pin broken,then use an old key similar to the lock and wrench round-should do the trick
Okay, have to revive this.

I did as Grant said, and also heard the crack but an old key didn't help. Drilled a bit more and also drilled on the 6 o'clock.

This is what it looks like at the moment:
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What exactly do I have to remove? If I drill away the inner part, will this open the lock?

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Re: Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by FrancoB » December 15th, 2009, 9:00 pm

MOAR POWAR!

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Re: Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by grantspain » December 15th, 2009, 9:05 pm

keep drilling at 12 o'clock,use a bolt and hammer the centre-then twist the centre part

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Re: Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by Akuma » December 15th, 2009, 9:06 pm

Okay, thanks!! :awe:

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Re: Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by SmokeyFingaz » December 16th, 2009, 3:41 pm

still need to do this to my ic09 egret - but im too frightened!

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Re: Anyone ever drilled open a Naomi cashbox lock?

Post by Parris » December 16th, 2009, 7:10 pm

Seriously, with the right tools / drill bit and a bit of confidence it's done in a few minutes

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