Is it ok for a MacBook Pro to go under airport security scanners?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ryanb914, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. ryanb914 macrumors member

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    Hello,
    I will be going on vacation in about a week and I was just wondering if it will hurt my MacBook Pro to go under the security checkpoints and scanners. I didnt want the radiation to mess anything up.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yes....its fine and MILLIONS of people have done it with no ill effects....
     
  3. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    I travel a lot so I do this a lot
    I actually like to hurry through and look at the guys screen as the xray of my computer comes up. A while back I actually had one guy email me a screenshot of it but I lost it! :(
     
  4. Black.Infinity macrumors 6502

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    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54764/macbook_x-ray_hi-res.jpg


    might be kind of the same
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  6. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    mine is the 17" though! :D
     
  7. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Ah, must be a 13 Unibody. I've taken mine through many times without an issue.

    Kudos to the airport security people! It must get hard looking for weapons in so many laptops. That corkscrew thing in the optical drive almost looks like one!
    xD

    Thanks for sharing the link.
     
  8. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    DOH
    took me forever to figure out what all those figures in the fan were, its they keyboard! xD

    and ye its definitely an unibody 13" 2009 model
     
  9. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

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    No, absolutely not! Do NOT put your MBP through a security scanner. It will wipe all the chips, and become nonfunctional after you repower for an hour or two. You didn't put your's through, did you? Oh no! Sure, it still works, but now it's only a matter of time before it goes fubar and you're stuck.

    This is *specifically* excluded in the Apple warranty, as Apple was certain that some fool would actually want to, you know, TRAVEL with his laptop.

    Because we're a caring bunch, and I could use the parts, I'll offer you $200 for your soon-to-be worthless, put-through-the-scanner MBP. Really, it's the least I can do.

    Don't be fooled by the millions of travellers that get laptops scanned everyday, those are decoys planted by the chip makers to lure you into a false sense of security, so you'll ruin your laptop and have to - duh! - buy another machine to the profit of the chipmakers. It's all on the internets. Just look it up.
     
  10. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    it's only a matter of time before you get punched in the face by an administrator and go fubar.
    Sure I get the humor, but I'm European, most of the people here are Americans o:)
     
  11. AllieNeko macrumors 65816

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    yes, in fact Apple uses CT scans in their phone testing as was made public (CT is the computerized combination of numerous X-ray exposures and results in far higher radiation exposure - thus the reason why the use of CT these days in hospital emergency rooms can be rather controversial. Normal X-rays cause cancer, but not very often. CT scans have a much much higher chance of causing cancer.)
     

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