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February 13, 2013 11:30:33 PM

Hello, I have a Serious question I guess. Serious to me obviously. I live in Florida at the moment but will be moving to Pennsylvania soon, I need to take my computer with me. I don't really want to get it shipped to me. I was wondering if I could Put my computer in a suit case but make sure I have allot of cushion for it to lay in. I want to take it as a carry on as well. Haven't called the airline yet to know if that's possible. Last time I had to take my laptop out for some reason when taking it through the detector. My computer is a mid tower Storm Enforcer. I would take everything apart but after a while of having boxes sitting around I decided to through some away so I don't have anything to put my components in such as my mobo or GPU.
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February 13, 2013 11:31:37 PM

I think you would have to put it in the hold.
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February 13, 2013 11:32:00 PM

It would be 10kg + and that too heavy for hand luggage?
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February 13, 2013 11:36:11 PM

camohanna said:
It would be 10kg + and that too heavy for hand luggage?

I figured in a suit case I could roll it around, It's not to heavy though, I don't know the limit of how much something can weigh. If I can't bring it on plane then I'd have to ship it
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February 14, 2013 12:13:07 AM

I think you will have to ship it.
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February 14, 2013 12:17:57 AM

camohanna said:
I think you will have to ship it.

I guess so, I'll be shipping it ground. And Try my best to package it well.
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February 14, 2013 12:25:10 AM

I took a computer in a heavy cardboard box and put it though checked luggage, the computer frame was bent and other assorted damage when I got it at baggage claim and airlines are not responsible for electronics. Lesson learned, don't do that again.
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February 14, 2013 12:25:11 AM

I took a computer in a heavy cardboard box and put it though checked luggage, the computer frame was bent and other assorted damage when I got it at baggage claim and airlines are not responsible for electronics. Lesson learned, don't do that again.

Edit: It said site not available and when I hit reload, two posts were there.
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February 14, 2013 12:28:07 AM

bkoop said:
I took a computer in a heavy cardboard box and put it though checked luggage, the computer frame was bent and other assorted damage when I got it at baggage claim and airlines are not responsible for electronics. Lesson learned, don't do that again.

So would you recommend shipping ground via ups? I would only take my GPU and HDD out I think my ssd would be safe i dont really know.
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February 14, 2013 12:35:09 AM

So would you recommend shipping ground via ups? I would only take my GPU and HDD out I think my ssd would be safe i dont really know.

>> Yes, UPS, FedEx and USPS all offer insurance at reasonable rates. If a hard drive in a laptop can survive a 3 foot drop, not recommended, but they used to test laptops that way, I would think your hard drive would be fine in the case.
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February 14, 2013 12:42:11 AM

Best answer selected by buk laou.
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February 14, 2013 12:42:14 AM

bkoop said:
So would you recommend shipping ground via ups? I would only take my GPU and HDD out I think my ssd would be safe i dont really know.

>> Yes, UPS, FedEx and USPS all offer insurance at reasonable rates. If a hard drive in a laptop can survive a 3 foot drop, not recommended, but they used to test laptops that way, I would think your hard drive would be fine in the case.

Alright much appreciated
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