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Can tamper-resistant blocks, such as Warded Blocks, Personal Safes and Trade-O-Mats be removed by a player who is an operator in game? If so, how?

I'm trying to remove a glitched Trade-O-Mat that effectively has no owner. I've tried mining it, turtles, explosions, gravity gun, and so far nothing removes it.

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What about worldedit? – shanodin Apr 20 '13 at 10:25
dang :/ - just cover it up with dirt and pretend it isn't there? – shanodin Apr 20 '13 at 10:27
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Sorted this by going into creative mode and removing the block from there!

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Why you didn't try this earlier will remain a mystery to me. – MBraedley Apr 20 '13 at 12:32

According to the IndustrialCraft wiki:

After the safe is bound only owner and server operators may access or use a wrench to remove it. If you changed your nickname for any reason (starting game in offline mode will change your nick to "Player") you will lose access to the safe.
Emphasis mine

While this is the article for the Personal Safe, one would think that the same mechanics work with the Trade-O-Mat because they are both tamper-resistant blocks.

You could also remove it in creative mode. I have never heard of a tamper-resistant block that could not be removed in Creative mode. You could also MCEdit it out or remove it with a mod such as WorldEdit, but the easiest option would probably to cover it up, perhaps with facades (BuildCraft) or panels (RedPower) so that it still looks nice.

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Heck, in creative mode you can remove bedrock! – Coronus Jun 14 '13 at 0:06

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