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This proof of concept instructable will go over how to exploit a popular pay-per-copy type machine with a paperclip.
 
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Step 1: Find the copy machine and a paperclip

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These machine's LCD will say "Set Key Counter"

I found this system in 2 seperate college campuses, and I usually keep a paperclip in my wallet, very usful little guys. Paperclips are so freaking useful, PROTIP: keep one with you.

Step 2: Locate the cables for the coinbox

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Locate the cables leading from the coin box.
The 4 conductor cable (black, red, white, green) is what we are interested in, while the 2 conductor cable is connected to a wallwart supplying power to the coin collection box.

Step 3: TEH H4X!

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Now take your paperclip out of your inventory, apply your shape/craft skill to create a narrow "U" shape.
Insert one prong into the connector conduit containing the black colored wire, and then the other end into the red.

Step 4: Verify

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Now that your paperclip is securly in place shorting the red and black wires out of the coinbox, check the copy machine's screen. It should now have different paper sizes and let you change the # of copies you are allowed to make.

Step 5: Be respectful

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Now, this is a proof of concept. Use, dont abuse.

Make some crazy cool art out of xerox copies! (No, I dont have lepersy)
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Advar1 year ago
Nifty :)
Basilnet5 years ago
most of the time the colors are not coded properly, there is 5V and ground to Enable the copier, BUT there is also 16 to 36 VOLTS for the pulse signal. If you connect the wrong wire you will FRY the machine's main board. I know because I work on these. You are a smart Thief, nevertheless, a thief you are. Perhaps you should get a job to afford the 10 cents and find out how the real world works.
Advar Basilnet1 year ago
Orrr, this could be partial proof that a redesign is needed...
/:)
STOP GETTIN MAD AT VIDEO GAMES
Silly parents always blaming videogames.
SO TRUE I TOTALLY AGREE
King8256 years ago
Yeah, I can imagine it now: getting into a lot of trouble to save 10 cents. Sounds worth it, doesn't it?
Now,If you Need a hundred copies,its 1 dollar,Way worth it ;P
100 copies is 10 dollars in my math class !
lol ur tarded. 10cX100copies is $1.00? more like $10.00
me tarded?
sharky2376 years ago
Why bother with the paper clip ??? if you got a xerox machine I will can tell you how to switch off the coin/swipe machine :) have fun guys
and can you just tell how...
haso sharky2374 years ago
yeah, but then you'd have to use a xerox... *shudder*

seriously though be careful, can hurt yourself and the boards in those old machines aren't easy to source anymore! not in AUS anyway
Redgerr4 years ago
i was wondering does it revert back to the normal thing after you take the paperclip away? really cool, ill use it if i dont see a camera watching me o_O
Brett8 years ago
How'd you figure this out? Brett
nak (author)  Brett8 years ago
With SCIENCE!! Actually, it was with science, first I tried white green, didnt do anything... so I tried red black, a great sucess!
ReCreate nak5 years ago
how is that science? Just asking
Caveman science!!
Wait till he plays withh 220V. He will invent fire.
Let's hope this kid has no interest in surgery...
mrmath8 years ago
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Aeshir mrmath8 years ago
I love the Intenet!
so do i
Me three
definitely
Khaos11 Kayjay7 years ago
yup
Notbob Khaos117 years ago
hell yes
hell yes x2
Umm... super hell yes?
yeah...............................
me too.
Bor Braeburn6 years ago
Yeah?
arienh4 Bor6 years ago
I wonder how thin these go.
Agreed, go internets.
nak (author)  linkmaster036 years ago
Well, I might as well pitch a comment in the tower, in the name of science!
arienh4 nak6 years ago
There won't be enough room for the avatar soon.
Kayjay arienh46 years ago
AHHHH!!!!! its shrinkingggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
almost there... just a couple more...
Let me aid you in this epic quest. Or whatever.
nak (author)  arienh46 years ago
Inverted Mount Olympus!
Oh dang, go go go!!!
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