my ipod vs. airport x-ray machine

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  1. bombensington macrumors regular

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    so my ipod will be making its first cross-country trip...

    and i am wondering if there could be any harm with the x-ray machines at the airport and my ipod. i'm sure there won't be a problem, but after you spend 500 bucks on something you want to make sure it won't get killed by the airport screeners.

    if there is a problem with it going through the machine, is there some way i can prove to them that it is in fact an ipod and not a steak knife or something? i remember back in the day (okay, like 3 years ago) i could take my cell phone and just turn it on and off for them and that was good enough.
     
  2. MPTV-Ti macrumors newbie

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    flying= no problem

    have flown many, many times with my ipod in the past year and have yet to have one single problem going thru security/x-ray machine!
     
  3. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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  4. bombensington thread starter macrumors regular

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    great, that's good news to hear.

    now if only i could not be so sad about finding 7GB worth of songs to not put on the ipod. :( wow i never thought i would say that about my 20GB. too bad there's not some sort of infintely expandable ipod that never gets full...ha ha ha.
     
  5. Foxer macrumors 65816

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    I fly every week. Never had an iPod or powerbook problem.
     
  6. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    No problem on international flights either :D

    Thank god I don't have that much music! I still haven't filled up my 5GB iPod... but I still love the idea of having ALL my music with me, so it would be such a pain to be in your situation!



    irmongoose
     
  7. boskie macrumors regular

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    I actually bought my iPod in NY the xmas of the year they came out (2001?) and flew home to the uk no problems - although the metal detectors always go off due to my piercings:p
    I also use it on the tube everyday with no problems there either, apart from dirty looks from other passengers!

    WOW! I need to replace my playlists all the time - but thats from a combo of ripping my own cd's, 3 years with a janet connection @ university and ADSL @ home, @ work and @ most of my friends.

    Thank you BT - It's good to talk! And to share;)
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

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    the only problem i have with iPods and planes and flying is that the battery doesn't last long...:D
     
  9. bombensington thread starter macrumors regular

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    i get pretty good battery life from mine, actually...

    and i guess it's not that long of a flight, just from des moines to sacramento with a stop in denver...so not that bad.

    i haven't upgraded to the 1.2.6 update yet...is that an improvement for battery life, or should i stick with what i've got?
     
  10. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    1.2.6 has certainly made the battery readings a lot more stable for me, and that stability does make it seem like the battery lasts longer.
     
  11. bombensington thread starter macrumors regular

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    good to hear, i'll get it upgraded then.

    thanks!
     
  12. janey macrumors 603

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    10 hours, very short and not long enough for something like a flight to japan.
     
  13. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    short as compared to what??

    i can't use a single charge on the pod to play all my days and days worth of music... blah

    there has to be a limit, and 10 hours is pretty damn impressive

    that said, i don't get 10 hours (or even close) anymore... so that's another issue.
     
  14. bombensington thread starter macrumors regular

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    well...i don't fly to japan that often, so the battery life is just fine for me. i guess "very short" is relative.
     
  15. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    maybe the new ipods will have better battery life! :)
     

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