How to Reset a Kensington Lock

Kensington, a manufacturer of locks for computers, electronics and other devices, also manufactures computer accessories including power adapters, speakers and desktop accessories. Kensington combination and keyed locks can be used with any brand of computer, from Dell to Mac. The locks attach to the Kensington Security Slot found on most laptops and desktops. Once secured, the lock is nearly impenetrable. Kensington combination locks contain a reset button in case you need to reset the lock's code.

Cputer with a Padlock
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Rotate the combination wheels to your current combination.

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Locate the reset button on the end of the combination lock's body. It has the Kensington logo of a small picture of a padlock with a "K" inside.

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Press and hold the reset button.

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Set your new combination by moving the wheels to the numbers you desire. Do not release the reset button while moving the wheels—this will lead to a random combination being set.

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Release the reset button.

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Write the combination on a piece of paper to keep from forgetting it.

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Enter the combination by moving the numbers on the combination wheels to test the lock.