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Problems to open a Samsonite TSA 007 lock on suitcase

Hi our kids have incidently changes our code and now it not possible to open the suitcase. The lock is marked with SFS TSA 007. Is it possible to get a key somewhere in Norway?

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Hi I have a problem to aopen my luggage I think my niece has change my security code accidentally , but now I cannot open my luggage can you please chelp me out?

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

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To all of you who have the "TSA007" locks:
This lock cannot be open without the "right" code.
The keyhole you see, is ONLY for customs in airports around the world.
This is so that they can open your'e luggage without breaking your'e suitcase...
Sorry folks!...but the only way you will get it open, is to break your'e suitcase...

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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  • aglop Apr 02, 2011

    Can I buy a key?

  • anna achilleos Apr 28, 2011

    It was a confirmation to what I thought ! We should all sue TRITON for selling locks that ARE NOT RESETTABLE !!! They mention "Re-settable 3 dial for extra security" but they don't give instructions inside the package explaining HOW TO RESET or HOW TO SET THE COMBINATION !

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    Paul Liversidge Feb 14, 2016

    Not true. They're very easy to pick using the TSA entry point using a standard picking technique -- apply twist and rake the pins. However, you can find the combination with just a flashlight.

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To open a tsa 007 key lock look 4 the gold button and insert a paper clip and turn the silver piece with a small flat nosed screw driver

Posted on Jan 15, 2012

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    Ellen Barker Apr 05, 2015

    Pls.help can't open my suitcase forget the code

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I was having the same problem now... I OPENED THE LOCK !! by inserting a scissor blade into the keyhole and gently turning it !! It worked and the lock opened !! :)
but now my lock is NOT getting LOCKED !! :(
what to do ?/ Please help !

Posted on Sep 28, 2011

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    b34n May 12, 2014

    Sweet, you managed to open it! To reset the lock, try looking under the clasp at the numeric dials. There is a gap under the dial where the latch can go in to release the clasp. Try to align them all again. These gaps move when latch is engaged and dial is turned; this sets a new numeric combination.

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Just stop by some store or department store. The sales person of the samsonite know how to. I did this. And fast and easy.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012

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Somehow my lock got locked with the hasp not inside the lock mechanism. I was able to use a paper clip to trigger the tumbles then turn the mechanism. Once I had it unlocked I was able to reset the code using the reset procedure.

Posted on Feb 19, 2015

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Hi there I have a samaonite cosmolite with a TSA 007 lock I haven't forgotten the combination but the lock is stuck what do I do please

Posted on Aug 01, 2021

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    Prabh Kaur Nov 05, 2021

    I have the same problem!! My combination is right because the latch is being lifted but not fully lifting its not opening.

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If she's locked inside, shouldn't we help her out ?

Posted on Nov 07, 2016

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2017

    OMG, is she still stuck in there ? Are you feeding her through a straw ?

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It's easier to pick these locks using the TSA master lock than finding the combination, but there is a way of finding the combination.

Shine a light on the edge of the lock and rotate each tumbler, slowly. If you look underneath each dial, you'll see there is a double groove that moves into position as you turn the dial. Each tumbler appears to have two elements that rotate but only one of them looks like a square groove viewed from above.

Turn each tumbler until the double groove lines up. In my case, this gave me 204.

You then subtract one from each tumbler so they all move around by one position, i.e., 193. This is the combination.

You can now push the hasp down at the 90° position and turn it to 180° (directly opposite the closed position) and set the new combination.

In my case, I think somebody accidentally put the lock into set mode and scrambled the combination so picking it didn't help me.

Posted on Feb 14, 2016

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    jane hill Jun 17, 2016

    brilliant! thankyou

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