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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 2009-01-17, 04:50 PM
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I know this is an old thread but it came up on a Google search whenI was looking to find out how to get the locking terminator off my outside box. I noted that a Canadian supplier was not found, so I found one - TechtoolSupply

There's a video on the site too that shows how it works. I guess the lock on the box is the same as the terminators they put on cable lines to lock them out.
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 2009-10-26, 12:31 PM
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Thank you, this worked for me
Remember shove something in the whole to cover the whole so it doesn't allow the INNER MOST threads to turn.. then with a small needlenose pliers ( turn either the outmost shell or the shee thats in between..i am not sure which on it is..but make sure there is something in the whole first thats going all the way to the end not letting the threads in there turn then either turn the outermost shell or the one thats inner COUNTERCLOCKWISE/LEFT
to close it turn CLOCKWISE/RIGHT
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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 2009-12-08, 12:54 AM
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So what is actually inside of this mysterious grey box?
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post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old 2009-12-12, 05:09 PM
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access to grey cable box

I have read the answers in the forum from others who ran into the same problem as I have. I can't gain access to the box in order to reconnect my satellite cable since the cable company disconnected it, when they installed the cable. I use the satellite hookup at my summer cottage and want to use the receiver at home on one of my TV's for the sports channels. The cable company won't come back to reconnect it & I don't want to pay for a service call just to fix their mistake. What does the lock mechanism look like? If I knew what it looked like, I think I could come up with a tool to open it. How does the coathanger work?
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