quick dumb question! (laptop through airport xray?)

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quick dumb question! (laptop through airport xray?)

Post by Guest » Sun Nov 30, 2003 8:14 pm

Hey guys!

Tomorrow I leave for Berlin to play in the Information Wants To Be Free festival (www.iwtbf.org)!! My wife and I are hauling two laptops as carry-on and we wondered if it was okay to send them through the airport xray machines. Will that be okay for the laptops or will this do evil things to them?

many thanks!!!!!

p.s. sorry for the off-topic post! although it's marginally on-topic if some of you come see my set (on sunday night) as Live will be my main instrument.
p.p.s. detritus if you see this... good luck with your set! I'll introduce myself afterwards...

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Post by Alex Reynolds » Sun Nov 30, 2003 9:17 pm

In general, no, modern airport xray machines will not damage laptop data or components.

Keep your laptop in hand and turned on. That will help get you through security a litle faster. If you have an Apple, you can just close the lid to put it to sleep.


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Post by scotty » Mon Dec 01, 2003 8:02 am

thanks for the info and for the tip about having them turned on in advance... good idea!


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