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My intellivault model m4 safe's batteries have apparently died but i can still type my code in but it does not open, i do not have any tools to cut it open with either.

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SOURCE: safewell safe EX2007316659 batteries dying and can't open

I have had zero success in finding out any information about various models of electronic safes--no manufacturers' website, no online manuals, etc. Many of these safes are imported from overseas manufacturers.
Dead or dying batteries is a common problem, and I gather that many models of safes come with an override key.
It is incredible how many people have found the best place to keep their override keys and/or instruction manuals is INSIDE their safe!
I ask that anyone with owner's manuals or instruction sheets please publish them on this website for the benefit of others, but that is unlikely as they aren't the ones seeking information--they already have it!
Sorry I can't be of more help!

Posted on Nov 10, 2011


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