Hey guys -
I wonder if any of you have done this? Any tips? Any customs problems? Any “this looks like a bomb, please step this way we’d like to insert a gloved finger somewhere…” problems?
Does the temperature/pressure in the hold affect lcd monitors?
It’s my work PC, and I can’t risk losing it or any of the information on it, so I plan to:
Remove from tower case:
Hard drives, optical drives, graphics card, raid card, power supply unit, ram, fan.
(leaving only the mobo internally - might be a minor ball-ache to remove - Dell inspiron 530).
These components I will then bubble wrap, box up, tape securely and take in my hand luggage.
In the tower case:
Cover the mobo with bubble wrap and fill the case with clothes/whatever light packaging. The case then to be put in the main hold luggage in a large suitcase.
(Have to take the monitors too, I think the widescreen I have is still over £200 in Taiwan…so they’re coming)
With 5mm ply between them, facing each other, bubble wrapped, taped and again surrounded by packing material in the hold lugggage.
If anyone’s had any good or bad experiences with any of the above - please let me know.
I have to carry the important stuff like hard drives in my hand luggage I think - it would be D-Day if I lost them.
The only thing I’m really worried about is the lcd screen in the hold luggage. I suppose if the mobo or tower case bites the dust I can get another?
Ah - the other thing - has anyone packed their PC, only to find it’s been rifled through the other end by airport security? I can take a roll of parcel tape to re-wrap stuff in my hand luggage if they want to turn my case out I suppose.