But far prefer digital distribution via whatever means. Yeah, it's not those locks. I have no idea about the hard drive ever being locked! Simply turn one number then tug. If possible I would suggest you get the receipt for the disk and return it to the place of purchase and ask them to remove it, otherwise you shall just end up cracking the case attempting to remove the disk. Similar thing happened to me a few weeks ago, I don't think I had the red button but the sliding locking mechanism was stuck and I couldn't get the case open. You may have to before you can post. A few sore fingers and a slightly torn case late it's out.
Click the register link above to proceed. Submit a lost combination form directly to the manufacturers. Finally, set the first 2 numbers of the combination and then slowly turn the dial clockwise, testing each number as you go, until you find the third number and unlock the lock. The lock won't stop anyone who steals the disc as they won't mind destroying the cover in order to get at it. Twist this piece of plastic until it breaks off. Description and Symptoms The error messages, alerts, warnings, and symptoms below are tied to this error. I got around it by finding where the 2 magnets are round circular things and as I didn't have any strong magnets I just used a needle to push through the case and push the magnets down.
Thank you so much for your instructables. There is a better way. If it's the red tag that bulges out, this is easy — though when you first attack it with pliers the outside cap will break off and you've still got a bit of the end to try and break. So they may have got in to trouble. Cancel Causes of this Error This error has been known to occur as a result of one of the following causes: Cause 1: Bitlocker boot agent disabled The root cause of this issue is due to the usage of Windows Bitlocker encryption.
If you have the kind with the red bar, see. If you don't want to cut open the lock, there are other methods to try. If you call the store and speak to the manager and say it was a gift and have no receipt and it's locked, or something along those lines. No I have to ruin my first box to watch the movie. Let me introduce to you, the Masher!!! You can just read the sleeve notes if you squint through the grubby plastic safer or try to guess what the words are underneath the security-sticker. Some new hard drives and some laptop drives have magnets which are too small and weak to use for this purpose. Got fustrated and snapped it open.
These steps can help you open a combination lock without a code, but should only be used on your own lock. Case shattered into a few pieces but the disk is unharmed. I hate the damn red tags which retailers seem to love to forget to remove. Many thanks, dvd I purchased months ago from I don't remember where, is finally opened in 2 mins after reading this post. This article has also been viewed 853,711 times.
Using your other hand, slowly work the shim into the crack between the shackle and the lock itself. That is most likely why it doesn't go off. They use the same device to pull the security tag. Note where both of these spots are, and which is stronger and which is weaker. Why should I spend an hour of my time and £10 on petrol because of their error.
I work in a shop which has one of these devices that ''pulls'' them out, and it is sometimes tricky to do that with the device! If you move both magnets to the right simultaneously, you should see the lock symbol on the bar move. That post really was useless, Gage. Lock combinations are always whole numbers. Reboot your Windows computer and check if you have the same error message. Once done you can just pull the tag out from the back, plus you don't damage the case. Of course, I do not encourage you to use this for illegal purposes. Spin the dial clockwise a few times to reset the lock and set it at 0.
We have had to do this many times and our local stores have always unlocked them for us. I had one on a standard amaray dvd I bought from hmv during one of their busy mad sales and when I got home I tried for about 30 mins before giving up and returning to the store the next day. But I tried an approximation of those measurements and realized that when you are in the right spot the push pin will go in all the way. I wouldn't get that worked up about it. It's just another defence mechanism which seems to irritate the legitimate buyer more than the thief Click to expand. Cracked the first case and scratched the disc slightly. Reboot your Windows computer and see if you still get the error message.