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# 252962 19-Jul-2019 07:31
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The Lane deadbolt lock is 30 years old and has started to become loose in the door.

 

A key can be used on both sides, but only the side inside the house has 2 pins.

 

I don't know whether the pins are screwed in or should be prized out.

 

Even then I don't know whether the screws holding the 2 sides together are Phillips or screws which have to be drilled out.

 

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So, before I have to call out a locksmith, I wondered if there was something I could do.

 

 





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  # 2279440 19-Jul-2019 09:10
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You can totally sort this. I have the same lock.

 

Those rivet looking things are simply plugs to cover the hole under which the screws you need to tighten live.

 

Simply lever them our with a small screwdriver, they're slighty "rifled" and should come out really easily.

 

 


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  # 2279460 19-Jul-2019 09:47
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One internet answer says the screws could be 2mm caphead (Allen). So if your screwdriver's not doing it try a hex key.

 
 
 
 




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  # 2279966 20-Jul-2019 09:14
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DaveQ:

 

You can totally sort this. I have the same lock.

 

Those rivet looking things are simply plugs to cover the hole under which the screws you need to tighten live.

 

Simply lever them our with a small screwdriver, they're slighty "rifled" and should come out really easily.

 

 

The plugs are out.

 

Should I get the faceplate off (somehow), because a small cross head screwdriver or allen key doesn't seem to bite and tighten the screws.

 

Also, a torch cannot see into the 2 holes.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier




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  # 2279967 20-Jul-2019 09:15
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Bung: One internet answer says the screws could be 2mm caphead (Allen). So if your screwdriver's not doing it try a hex key.

 

I'll try searching the internet again, because I did not find a site relating to the Lane deadbolt before I posted by topic.





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Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
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Master Geek


  # 2279972 20-Jul-2019 09:45
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Would you have a newer photo with plugs plus straight on.





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  # 2280557 21-Jul-2019 07:35
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sqishy:

 

Would you have a newer photo with plugs plus straight on.

 

 

I found another screwdriver with a thin barrel and a slight bigger crosshead.

 

Although I could not feel any bite, with a bit of pressure the screws tightened up.

 

For now the lock is firmly secure.

 

I would still like to know how to get the faceplate off.

 

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PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  # 2280570 21-Jul-2019 08:50
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OK but I thought you took the rivets out? Behind those are screw bolts.





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  # 2280588 21-Jul-2019 09:38
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sqishy:

 

OK but I thought you took the rivets out? Behind those are screw bolts.

 

 

I think I misunderstood your comment:

 

"Would you have a newer photo with plugs plus straight on."

 

 





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
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Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
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  # 2280619 21-Jul-2019 11:13
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alisam:

 

sqishy:

 

Would you have a newer photo with plugs plus straight on.

 

 

I found another screwdriver with a thin barrel and a slight bigger crosshead.

 

Although I could not feel any bite, with a bit of pressure the screws tightened up.

 

For now the lock is firmly secure.

 

I would still like to know how to get the faceplate off.

 

Click to see full size

 

 

I would think if you undid the screws again to remove the lock, the faceplate will be able to be removed then.

 

Edit: You could then eyeball the screw heads to establish the correct tool to use.


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Master Geek


  # 2280620 21-Jul-2019 11:26
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Sorry must have be too early in weekend mode, I see you fixed it. Not sure about face plate :)





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