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Old 05-07-2019, 08:12 AM   #1
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How do I change the battery in this type of door lock

It wonít open at this time. Iím thinking itís the batteries

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Old 05-07-2019, 08:32 AM   #2
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Figure there has to be some way to remove the cover and access the batteries. Look for a little set screw on top or a way to pop the cover off.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:51 AM   #3
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Batteries are normally on the interior side of the door. What brand is that?
Also, it has a key override, but I suppose you do not have keys...

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Old 05-07-2019, 09:08 AM   #4
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Batteries are normally on the interior side of the door. What brand is that?
Also, it has a key override, but I suppose you do not have keys...

Todd
door key does not work

cant find a set screw

see if i can get in with a credit card.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:15 AM   #5
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well that didnt work.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:15 AM   #6
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Mine is different from yours, so this might not help you out. But mine has a 9V battery jumper on the bottom of the box. In case internal batteries die, you can hook up a 9V at the bottom and jumper it open.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:16 AM   #7
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We have some residential ones but the batteries are inside, so you just pop the cover off in there. Not much help if you can't get in.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:59 AM   #8
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Pry bar and hammer???
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:04 AM   #9
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door key does not work

cant find a set screw

see if i can get in with a credit card.
For the credit card trick to work, you would need to pull the door hard enough
to cause the deadlatch to fall completely in the strike hole. You may need to remove the trim going down the frame. Not always possible but worth a shot.

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Old 05-07-2019, 10:09 AM   #10
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Sometimes on the commercial side those are run by low voltage. The wires enter through the hinge. Something might be wrong there if it isn't battery powered. If it is battery powered the screws will be on the inside.
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:16 AM   #11
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what does the ceiling look like? Good old tile just jump the wall.
If you want you can drill a 1/4 hole in the bottom and use a screwdriver to force the lock to turn.
or push on the door and use an ice pick to dig into the latch and push it back
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:26 AM   #12
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sounds like a good reason to go fishing
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:05 AM   #13
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On the inside...
If it’s a drop ceiling, go over the top and use a cord to engage handle
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:36 AM   #14
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LOL!!! Just rolled back up to the top to look at the picture again and noticed the access code is written on a label sticking to the door....LOL !!
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:31 PM   #15
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welp, crawled over the walls and got the door open at the office. dust all over the place now, got the door open using a long crutch. excited.... now i left my phone in the attic so guess Ill get that after work. just found out we don't have an allen wrench here at work either.

Oh well, making progression.
by the way, anyone know what size batteries I am going to need to replace?
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:32 PM   #16
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LOL!!! Just rolled back up to the top to look at the picture again and noticed the access code is written on a label sticking to the door....LOL !!
We wrote it on there so the staff wouldn't have to remember it and us getting locked out. Well that didn't work
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:38 PM   #17
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We wrote it on there so the staff wouldn't have to remember it and us getting locked out. Well that didn't work
So why are we locking it in the first place?
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:43 PM   #18
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Just remember overkill is underrated. So when all else fails grab a sledge hammer or a chainsaw or some tanerite and have fun with it.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:57 PM   #19
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Well, at least ya gained access to the room.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:02 PM   #20
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We wrote it on there so the staff wouldn't have to remember it and us getting locked out. Well that didn't work
If your staff cannot remember 1234 then you may need new staff. Or, you can refer them over to RiverRat's post for some possible coaching or teaching
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:04 PM   #21
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welp, crawled over the walls and got the door open at the office. dust all over the place now, got the door open using a long crutch. excited.... now i left my phone in the attic so guess Ill get that after work. just found out we don't have an allen wrench here at work either.

Oh well, making progression.
by the way, anyone know what size batteries I am going to need to replace?

More than likely you'll need AA's. I see quite a few different cipher locks in my business. What brand is that one?

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Old 05-07-2019, 03:06 PM   #22
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Dont know the brand but we are hoping for AA or AAA but buying 9 volt also. Headed to Autozone for some allen wrenches.

Cost too much money for staff training on difficult tasks like this
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:12 PM   #23
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Mine, different style, use 2 9V batteries
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:54 PM   #24
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So why are we locking it in the first place?
Thatís a good question
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:38 PM   #25
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Because landlord put it on there
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