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 Post subject: Security Lock
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:54 am 
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Recently, my house was broken into, but thankfully, my 630i wasn't taken. I have one of those (kensington?) locks you can attach to most monitors. Does the 630i have one of those small holes anywhere on the case?

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 Post subject: Re: Security Lock
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I checked and it doesn't seem to have one. Generally, laptops have them.

I can see two options:
1. making two holes with a drill. This is going to mess up the chassis. The left side of the chassis seems to be a good spot, it's hard to remove it.
2. placing the lock on the back by removing two PCI card covers. However, the back of the chassis is plastic which means that they can easily break it.

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 Post subject: Re: Security Lock
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There is a small hole up next to the latch that opens the side panel, haven't tried fitting any kind of lock to mine but it may work.

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 Post subject: Re: Security Lock
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:37 pm 
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Oh, that's a stop I didn't look at.

I tried my laptop lock and it worked!

Thanks Billy!

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 Post subject: Re: Security Lock
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:33 pm 
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top of case were u open

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 Post subject: Re: Security Lock
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:10 am 
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billybigfoot wrote:
There is a small hole up next to the latch that opens the side panel, haven't tried fitting any kind of lock to mine but it may work.


PERFECT! That works! I've got it locked and the cable wrapped around my desk.

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 Post subject: Re: Security Lock
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:26 am 
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I am also looking for a security fix and I am glad others have thought about it too. (I don't have the case yet so...)
1) Could someone confirm if that "small hole up next to the latch that opens the side panel" is also available on the 730 and works?
2) And even so if it does, I'm not totally convinced it is the best security fix...Has anyone here tried different applications that don't require bolting cages to a table or external cage? (for example, there are separate locks sold online to be applied to cases, are these effective?)

Thanks...I appreciate your responses.


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 Post subject: Re: Security Lock
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:12 pm 
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If you look down at the hole you will see a picture of a lock Indicating It's intended purpose (on the 630 i). So anyone with a 730 can ID this hole on their computer If It's stamped also.

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