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how do you lube up? a kensington lock

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My lock for my laptop gets stuck after i push the button in. So I want to lube it or unstuck it. How would I go about doing that?
WD40?
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post #2 of 6
WD40 should do the trick though it could tend to gunk up over time... oil based substances tend to collect dirt and dust. If you can find some sort of teflon based lubricant that'd probably be ideal.
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post #3 of 6
I wouldn't do WD40 as it conducts electricity. Use a toothbrush and clean it out with a little alcohol
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post #4 of 6
Graphite powder comes in a tube and is usually suggested for locks.

Among its other uses is to make dark plastic have a metallic look. I used it once on a life size plastic model 357 Magnum before I was old enough to own one.
Edited by bfe_vern - 12/28/10 at 10:47pm
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post #5 of 6
Powdered graphite. End of story.
post #6 of 6

Just puff in and insert key / giggle and turn- repeat process 5-10 times and your lock is well lubed for a crazy long time
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