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flying with computer parts

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jayhawk85, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. macrumors member


    I am flying up to Kansas to visit the alma mater (rock chalk!) and am bringing up some computer parts to upgrade my sister's laptop. New hard drive and RAM. I'm assuming I should put these parts in my carry-on bag, because airlines do horrible things to checked bags. Are these parts okay to go through the X-ray machines and metal detectors in their own boxes not installed in a computer? Should I take them out of my bag when I go through security? I'd love to get anybody's opinion on this, I really don't want to wind up in Guantanamo just for having some parts for my sister. Thanks.
  2. TEG
    macrumors 604


    You'll be fine. I've done it many times, both as a carry-ons and checkked bags. Never had a problem.

  3. macrumors 6502a



    As long as they can be removed for inspection I don't see it being an issue in your carry-on. X-ray won't hurt them.


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