Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How to unlock your samsonite luggage

The following are the lock picking instructions you requested from Samsonite Consumer Relations. 

1. Position the luggage so that the numbers on the wheel are
right-side-up as they face you and set all three wheels to "0′.
2. Starting with the wheel on the left, to the right of the wheel,
look into the narrow space between the right side of the wheel and
the body of the lock. Look down into the shaft. (If you have a
safety pin, straight pin, or thin nail file, place that in the
narrow space.)
3. While looking down into the shaft, rotate the wheel slowly. You
are looking for an indentation (a square notch). When you find
the indentation, stop and write the number down. (If you are using
a tool, the tool will fall into the indentation.)
4. Follow the process for the remaining two wheels.
5. Try to open the piece of luggage.
6. If the luggage still will not open, please try the following:
a) If the number on the wheel is over 5, subtract 5 from the
number showing. For example, if the number showing is 8 turn
the wheel to 3 because 8-5=3.
b) If the number is under 5, add 5 to the number showing. For
example if the number showing is 2 turn the wheel to 7
because 2+5=7. The numbers showing on the wheels will be
your combination.

just worked for me... remember the + 5 - 5 part if it does not work first time.

:)

32 comments:

hearthijaker83 said...

It worked for me....took couple of minutes .............exactly

thanks for the info....

plongeespeleo07 said...

After trying all the combinations (1000 tries in about 15 min) I used your method and it worked with minus of add 5 within 10 seconds. Thanks very much for this tip, you made my day.

Todd Stroud said...

Can't get this to work. It seems there are two divots on each tumbler. Any suggestions?

Deepa said...

Thank you so much, had to do the +5, -5 combo to get it unlocked.

Arjouna said...

Thank you so much silverthorn, It worked when used the +5, -5 combo to get it unlocked.

Sunnyvaleguy Sunnyvale said...

Thank you so much!! Your +5,-5 combo worked like a charm! You are a life saver!

Ate Berga said...

Thank you.

Nish Soni said...

You sir are a genius! Thank you :-)

kaelin martin said...

magic just pure magic

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Bestroo said...

Thank you SO much for your advice. I was going mad!! The +5 and -5 worked on both locked cases! I can't tell you how relieved I am :-)

Carrie Cheung said...

I tried few times of +5-5 and it worked!!! Thanks for tips!

Fakhru said...

many many thanks!! this worked for me...i tried all other techniques on web..but did not find the +/- 5 trick..worked like charm

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Kobi said...

Just moved to Australia. One case of our samsonite luggage would not open. Tried everything.
Came across your technique of the looking for the square divots.... Worked first time. Excellent as I was close to destroying the case to get it open.

Thanks again.

Unknown said...

I have a samsonite bag with numbers up to nine and will not open, Pls advice on what to do

Jiang Yunjun said...

Thank you so much. For those that don't understand the square divot, you are looking for a small divot that is a few millimeters across. There's a flat end too, and it should not be mistaken as a divot as it is about 1 cm wide.

Jyoti Gautam said...

Worked for me too!

Jyoti Gautam said...

Worked for me too!

Aaron Jameson said...

Amazing. Picked up an old case from Goodwill and found this trick to unlock. It took less than a minute. Thank you!

Unknown said...

OMG!!! I just unlocked my suitcase!!!!such a great idea thank you so much!!!indeed internet doesnt fail me thank you blogger!!!

navin manhas said...

Thanks so much. I was not expecting that it will open.
Thanks

Mike Carter said...

It doesn't work for me!!

Nkechi said...

Thank you!!! Found the divot thing and didn't even have to use the +5 and -5!
Had to use a pin to identify the divot

Andrew Fold said...

Brilliant !! My daughter lives in Australia an we are having a clear out and her old suitcase was annoyingly locked. Now its open and in it was her ski suit. Good job we managed to open it Thank you

Phil Mace said...

After giving up and 5 times and having all my sleeping meds inside the case I gave this one last attempt and it worked.

It is really hard to see those notches even with a dimmed room and a torch. but they are there. Perseverance and shining a torch at a 10 o'clock angle to the dial worked for me.. Now I can actually go to sleep

thank you

NB. Thanks also to the Australian customs knob Head that reset the number of my suite case on my trip from Perth to Sydney...

Ben Heng said...

My goodness. You're a lifesaver sir

Charu Panchal said...

Tried this method but in vain

Scott Moore said...

Impressive! Just unlocked a 20+ year old briefcase using the +/- method.
Thanks!

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Cathi/Mike said...

No way! It worked!! I inherited a lovely suitcase from my late in-laws and thought it was a gonner. I had to do the plus 5/minus 5 but never would've figured that out myself. Thank you!

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