Transporting an iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bilemshious, May 21, 2009.

  1. Bilemshious macrumors member

    Bilemshious

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    I have a '09 24" iMac - what's the best way to transport it in the backseat of my little Honda Civic. I'll be driving 3 hours from college back home for a month or so.

    Is it alright to lay it on it's side? Which side?

    Suggestions?? . . .
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Pack it to its original box as it was there when you got it and put it on the seat and fasten its seatbelt.
     
  3. akdj macrumors 65816

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    Hellhammer is right.

    I run a mobile audio business. We use iMacs for Serato in the field. I originally bought a couple of the iLugger cases for them. They are nice and work as advertised, but I do NOT like the idea of carrying them upside down. We now use the original boxes solely for transportation. (I don't use a seatbelt though, we lay them down on the seat. Too big a span for the belt, I think:))

    Take care

    j
     
  4. the-sandman macrumors regular

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    That's what I used to move my iMac to and from uni. Just put it in it's box and you're good to go. You can also get a good amount of DVDs in the box with the space infont and behind the iMac, I was getting pushed for space :p
     
  5. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Nokia6500c/2.0 (09.45) Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

    Google iLugger, that's what i considered when i thought of getting an iMac as a super macbook!
     
  6. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Nokia6500c/2.0 (09.45) Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

    Google iLugger, that's what i considered when i thought of getting an iMac as a super macbook!
     
  7. PurdueBio macrumors newbie

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    Or you could do what the shipping trucks do...throw them in the back of bumpy truck, on a metal floorboard, drive them across the country making frequent sudden stops and accelerations.

    I think it should be okay as long as you don't do anything worse than this, right?
     
  8. UrFatMom macrumors regular

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    LOL. Actually this guy is right. Don't really take much time thinking "omg how will I transport my cpu" because in the end, it will travel just fine even if you don't have the purchase box.
     

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