Checking a iMac with ilugger when traveling.

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  1. Avrom86 macrumors newbie

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    I am traveling over seas to study abroad and want to bring my 24 inch iMac with me. I looked in to ilugger and I am thinking about that. I wish I would be able to take it as my once cary on. However my number one concern is if I have to check it, would it be safe going through the TSA X-ray machine or would it wipe the hard drive, ( am going to carry my time capsule with me just and case). My other concern is will ilugger prevent and damage to a the harddrive in traveling like a S.M.A.R.T error?

    If anyone had any experience please reply. P.S I saw some people say ship it on other post I do not want to ship it I just want to know really if the computer would be ok being check in a ilugger if worst comes to worst.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    iLugger is not meant for checked luggage. You should use a hard case of some type.

    I do use an iLugger when transporting my 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display to/from our beach condo. It is fine for packing in a car... but not for luggage handlers at an airport.

    /Jim
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You absolutely need a hard case for checked baggage.
     
  5. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    I don't think this helps but I would never take anything like that on a plane lol. I had two padlocks on my bag and both broke on one flight alone. Solid metal breaking = intense bag handling.
     
  6. Virgule82 macrumors newbie

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    I've travelled with my 2009 24" iMac as checked-in luggage several times internationally without any problems. I used the original packaging with clothing as additional padding inside. Just make sure you check it in as special luggage and you shouldn't have any problems at all.
     
  7. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

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    +1! I took my 27" from USA to Norway in a hard cover bag and tons of bubble-wrap around the screen inside the bag. It is possible, but you have to understand that you are taking a risk and it could break. If you are willing to risk it - it's up to one self.
     
  8. roanmartigan macrumors member

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    Solid metal breaking = nice bolt cutters
     
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  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't think they make one ready-made for a 27" iMac, and I get the feeling the OP isn't willing to spend hundreds of dollars on a case. However, Pelicans are awesome...
     
  11. MikeFromTexas macrumors member

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    He was asking for a 24 incher I think.

    I said it was expensive. But in my experience, if you are going to travel with expensive equipment, the expense is worth it. If this is more a one time thing he might be better off leaving the iMac at home then purchasing one when he gets there then selling it when he comes home.
     
  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Oh, you're right. I was looking at another post in the thread.

    Agreed. Some of the pelican cases would survive the nuclear apocalypse.
     
  13. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    There was no cuts it was just misshaped and broken. I had to use bolt cutters to get them off.
     

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