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Solution for bolting down iMacs?

We have a lab we are building with lots of iMacs.  Our previous generation MACs had a third party tool we bought that the chassis fit perfectly into a locking mechanicism that locked on the desk.  I have no idea where I got that anymore.  Does anyone know any good (and non ugly) solutions for securing iMac's (24" version) to a table so someone doesn't walk in our lab and grab a few and walk out?

Thanks!
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
http://www.tryten.com/products/MacSecurityCableT3.php

http://www.mac-pro.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.124/.f

check the first link ; a friend of mine have used them and liked them.
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JsmplyAuthor Commented:
Thanks!  The cable in link one looks good, but I don't recognize that spot on the back of the iMac.  I don't have any of them in my office, so I will have to check the next time I'm in the lab.  Is this a connector on iMacs or does it have to be adhesived to the back?  Thanks!
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dalesitCommented:
Macs have a standard Kensington Lock slot which these cables connect into. It is designed for securing computers to tables etc.

You can see the slot below the power cable - example shown here:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2051/2133607245_88dbf7b616_o.jpg

Cheers,

Joel
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JsmplyAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  Where does the cable go from there?  Do I need to adhesive it to the desk or how do I secure the other end?

Thanks!
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dalesitCommented:
The other end has a loop, so you would normally pass the lock end through the loop around something fixed. This could be a bracket fixed to the wall; passed through a part of the desk; looped around a pillar etc. Basically anything that will require the lock to be unlocked to be able to unloop it (ie, don't loop it around a leg of your desk if you can just lift the desk to free it).

Cheers,

Joel
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JsmplyAuthor Commented:
Thanks I ended up ordering the Tryten cable, but it doesn't seem to fit into the back of the new iMac.  I might not be doing it correctly.  I called Tryten and they said they were not sure if the new iMac's got a new security slot.  Does anyone know off hand?

Thanks!
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dalesitCommented:
Yes it does - see the link in my post above....
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dalesitCommented:
"I too bought the laptop lock from kensington thinking it would work with the iMac and finally with a little fiddling, it worked. The trick is to keep the part of the lock that compresses into the lock from compressing. To fix that, slip a credit card between the lock and the tab on the compressible rod thingy. This will keep it from being pushed in. Next, don't be afraid, but install the lock by putting it into the hole and give the lock a good firm twist until everything slips in like it's supposed to. That should do it! It's like the lock hole wasn't necessarily designed right...it's a little tight..."

From this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-233179.html

Cheers,

Joel
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JsmplyAuthor Commented:
Thanks, so to be clear, this is a new port from the older iMacs?  Any idea if Tryten has a piece that fits this slot?  Their sales rep is not sure and is thinking this is different from older iMacs.
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JsmplyAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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JsmplyAuthor Commented:
The sales rep got back to me and now recommends we switch to this cable http://www.tryten.com/products/Laptop-Lock-Pro.php   anyone have any input on these?  He says this should fit without a problem?
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dalesitCommented:
That looks like the right sort of cable. The previous cable did have an attachment option to fit in a slot, although it is not clear if this is what you had. The slot on the current iMacs is the same as a laptop slot.
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JsmplyAuthor Commented:
Ok great. I'm supposed to be receiving a sample of this cable today. I will keep you posted!
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JsmplyAuthor Commented:
Thanks, the laptop cable did the trick!
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