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Jedi Knight
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How do you travel when flying on an airplane? I have heard that digital video cameras/digital cameras and or digital files can become damaged walking through the airport scanners/x-rays. I am concerned because I am flying out for the first time in 10 years and I know technology has changed since I have been on a plane. My carry on bag will only be my electronics, ipod, camera, equipment. etc. Any suggestion as to how to store or carry my SDHC Cards so they don't get damaged? Or should that even be a concern?
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Natalie
 
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I've flown recently with my digital camera and otherelectronic equipment and had no problems with any type of file corruption. The TSA says their machines are safe for all digital equipment and computers.
 
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I fly with all kinds of electronics on a regular basis and have done so for years with zero damage caused by screening.


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Its been awhile since I've flown but I seem to remember asking the security people to do a hand check on my electronics rather than put them thru a scanner. With things being as hectic as they are these days, I don't even know if the TSA will even agree to do a hand check. And speaking of that, a friend of mine was at the airport and specifically requested a pat-down rather than go thru the full body scanner, fearing the unknown long term effects of those x-rays. The TSA was not pleased because they had to call over TWO agents, one to watch and the other to do the pat-down. Make sure you leave for the airport wayyyyyy ahead of time.
 
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Jedi Knight
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Thank you all for the great responses. for some reason, I was under the impression that the airport x-rays did bad things to the digital equipment-maybe that was in the old days.

Natalie
 
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It was film (rolls or in the camera) that the X-rays could damage.
 
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That's what I must have been thinking-thanks Donna Smile
On a similar topic-I wonder why we have to turn off all electronic devices when taking off and landing-does it really interfere with airplane controls?
 
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In a word, No! However, if they tell everyone to turn everything off it eliminates consumer devices as a possible cause for any type of interference that they are experiencing. The big problem with this is that I have "accidentally" left things on in my bag or coat. So although they "ask", it's not really enforced and therefore if someone really wanted to purposely cause interference with a device, they could.

Security Theater at its best.

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That's what I must have been thinking-thanks Donna Smile
On a similar topic-I wonder why we have to turn off all electronic devices when taking off and landing-does it really interfere with airplane controls?


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Thank you Terry, I know you have been through hundreds of airports Smile The reason I asked was because I would love to tape the approach-it looks cool as it lands) I didn't know if that was allowed, didn't want to be locked up.
 
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