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Is this Kensington lock iMac compatible?
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Dec 10, 2013, 11:00 AM
 
Since I couldn't get a conclusive answer from neither the local Apple Store (retail and web) nor Kensington, and it seems the web doesn't know the answer either, I am resorting to the MacNN folks hoping anyone here has any experience regarding Kensington locks and iMacs or knows anything that could be helpful.

I need to know if the Kensington lock slot on the back of the iMac (2009 model) fits the lock linked below which is supposed to be a laptop lock, but then I have to wonder if all those K lock slots on our Macs are pretty much the same thing.

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Dec 10, 2013, 12:59 PM
 
That cable should work. However, may I suggest you just get a thick/hardened chain and (u)-lock(s) and use that instead. Why not make a 'statement' to everyone in the office.

Your local bicycle shop or hardware store should be able to help you out.

I just lock/loop the chain to the hole in the stand.
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Dec 11, 2013, 10:41 AM
 
Yep, that lock is compatible. The "Kensington Lock Slot" is pretty standardized, and if a Mac has such a slot, a Kensington lock (and many other brands) will fit.

For a desktop computer, I agree that something more robust is in order. Even many of Kensington's travel locks are beefier than the one pictured, though they aren't as neatly portable.

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Dec 11, 2013, 11:33 AM
 
Are you quite certain that the iMacs have a Kensington slot? My old alu one has one (black back), but I'm not so sure about the newer ones.

iMacs are usually secured by looping a lock cable through the hole in the stand.
     
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Dec 11, 2013, 11:58 AM
 
Thanks for your responses.

Yes, there is a Security slot below where the power cord is attached to the rear side of the iMac. This is still the case for the current iMacs (Connections and Expansion.)








So, I did order it, will let you know if it does fit the 2009 iMac… but have also followed shabbasuraj' suggestion on making a statement with a bicycle lock, just in case.
     
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Ah. It will fit.
     
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Dec 15, 2013, 10:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by shabbasuraj View Post
Your local bicycle shop or hardware store should be able to help you out.

I just lock/loop the chain to the hole in the stand.
Are you aware that the stand can be removed with just a torque screw driver ?

MyMac: How to remove iMac stand

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Only on the larger models, and not any more on this generation.
     
   
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