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Transporting a PC

#11SinisterSlayPosted 7/2/2014 5:36:25 PM
Don't try and disassemble the system and put it in your checked baggage.
Security may destroy it looking for stuff. They recently found bombs in printers so they are on edge now.
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#12TomNook20Posted 7/2/2014 6:04:23 PM
It's prolly better to disassemble it and have the moving company ship the individual parts, but in any case, shipping a gaming desktop is generally asking for disaster to strike. If it's an old computer you might just want to take a few parts with you and build a new one at your new location.
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#13WerdnAndreWPosted 7/2/2014 6:33:00 PM
I wouldn't trust anyone with my pc, I'd pack it myself. Remove the gpu and heatsink from inside the case. Protect case with bubble wrap and extra cardboard and ship in a nice thick box.
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#14ShubPosted 7/2/2014 6:38:55 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
Remove the gpu and heatsink from inside the case.


Yep. I would also take the hard drives out and keep them with me, or at least have a good backup and keep that with me.
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#15LvthnPosted 7/2/2014 6:44:09 PM
Best method is to remove GPU(s), remove HDDs, lay it mobo side down in the softest packaging you can manage, transport GPU and HDD separately, wrapped or boxed in a box full of either shipping blankets or packing peanuts. Also make backups of critical data.
#16Perfect LightPosted 7/2/2014 9:30:50 PM
If it were me, I would just disassemble it and wrap each part individually.
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#17BannedMomPosted 7/2/2014 10:34:20 PM
DC07301981 posted...
No way would I put electronics in a check in baggage. The TSA rummages through the suitcase sometimes and you'll risk theft/damage to your items. You never know if airport staff just toss stuff around behind the scenes.

I traveled to the Philippines a year and half ago and put two pairs of sneakers and my shaving cream, razors, etc. at the bottom of the suitcase. When I arrived there the sneakers were on top, the bag with my bathroom stuff was on the side, and some of my clothes were partly unfolded.

I'd get a box, put some padding in it, and seal it and pay the extra shipping if I needed to send a PC somewhere.


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#18BeerOnTapPosted 7/2/2014 10:38:46 PM
I take my PC when i make a two hour trip to Richmond. I usually put it in the box. I'm ashamed i never thought about the whole GPU thing mentioned above. However, when i do it i gently place it in the box and then it just sits gently in my back seat (with GPU in it) never had a problem.
However, being shipped and tossed around would be a concern