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Old 02-02-2007, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going across the states this summer (I live in CA) and I wanted to know, do you think it's safe to put the computer in the baggage claim (how should I store it, in a box or a bag full of pillows)? I don't want a new computer that was just built to be busted when I retrieve it.
Or should I just carry it as my luggage since the ride will be 5 hours?
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i would mail it. pack it up good and mail it insured. i never trust air plane baggage had to many nightmares with them. but thats my suggestion. with mail if you insure it anything happens you get the money so its a win win. airport baggage policy is pretty much opps. lol
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tower = Insured Mail or Carrier
Laptop = Carry On

I love watching the ground crew sling the baggage around either on or off the plane as we are boarding or filing out. They have a job to do as quickly as possible. "Fragile" stickers have little to no effect. I would never place any sort of valuable electronic equipment in a check-in bag.
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If you're just visiting some friends or relatives, use their computer, or do what I did, pay for an internet cafe.
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well we were gonna do a lan party lol...and everyone brings their own computer :\
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If you mail it I would REMOVE the CPU & heat sink & fan... With it in transit like that the vibrations and excessive handling, wouldn't want to put too much stress on it. Well, now that I see you have an Athlon 1700+, you will probably be find if you have the stock cooler on it.

Ship it insured overnight...
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