MBP on flight

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dhd, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. dhd macrumors member

    dhd

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    Hello all,

    I'm flying home (Canary Islands) for christmas:p. I wonder about any special care one should take about security scanners. I'm carrying also my lacie hard disk full of recording material, and I wonder if there is any chance of data loss due to the magnetic fields or whatever?.

    Thanks in advance for any answer!!!


    MBP 15"SR, OSX 10.5.1
     
  2. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

    koobcamuk

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    The laptop will be fine.

    The external drive should be scanned with a portable swab looking thing - dunno what it is though.
     
  3. dhd thread starter macrumors member

    dhd

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    Thanks for your help. Should I ask the security agent that I have a hard disk before passing the luggage through the scanner then?. I'm flying from Schipol, I dunno what their rules are...I'll try to phone them.
     
  4. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

    koobcamuk

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    When I entered Germany or left England (can't remember which) I just left them all in my bag. After the scan (x-ray) it was then checked by security (Nintendo DS, 4 HDDs, power supplies ;))

    I don't think it will harm it - you can always mention it to them - they are often helpful :)
     
  5. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    I've flown with my external HD (in carryon) before, it passed the x-ray without any problem afterward.
     

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