Digital camera and airport scanners...

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Dave, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Is there any reason to be concerned that exposure to airport scanning
    systems will or can damage or destroy either sensitive electronic components
    in digital cameras or the information written to the memory card in the
    camera?
     
    Dave, Feb 24, 2004
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    John Navas Guest

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    In <6PM_b.74451$> on Tue, 24 Feb 2004
    No.
     
    John Navas, Feb 24, 2004
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  3. Dave

    John Navas Guest

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    In <9oN_b.7171$> on Tue, 24 Feb 2004 19:14:13 GMT,
    Worth being concerned about, but I doubt it's all that high.
    Not really.
     
    John Navas, Feb 24, 2004
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  4. You are kidding right? If not, you must not fly often. I have had more
    valuables stolen from my luggage in the 2 years since the 9/11 attacks than
    I did in over 10 years of flying before that. It is very easy now.

    Charles Perry P.E.
    who flies too much.
     
    Charles Perry, Feb 24, 2004
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    Worth being concerned about, but I doubt it's all that high.

    My friend had his luggage opened very recently for "security check". They
    stole his digital camera but left the empty camera case.
     
    Steven Wandy, Feb 24, 2004
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    John Navas Guest

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    In <c1g9ed$1hmgsm$-berlin.de> on Tue, 24 Feb 2004 14:37:27
    I do.
    I've never had anything stolen from my luggage, and I don't know anyone that
    has, other than you. Are you sure you packed it? ;-)
     
    John Navas, Feb 24, 2004
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  7. Sure am, every time something was stolen. The last time was dead giveaway,
    every shopping bag (even my shaving kit) had been dumped out and the choicer
    possessions lifted.

    Anything of value now goes in my carryon.

    Charles Perry P.E.
    looking foward to trying my new Optio S4 in Shanghai next week.
     
    Charles Perry, Feb 24, 2004
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    Rich Cullen Guest

    There was an article this week in the Daily Herald (a Chicago suburban
    newspaper) that addressed the large and growing problem of theft from
    unlocked luggage. And, of course, luggage must be left unlocked so that it
    can be inspected.

    Rich
     
    Rich Cullen, Feb 24, 2004
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    Doug Guest

    I don't know if it will cause damage , but I was also concerned, so I showed
    them the camera, they made me turn it on to make sure it was indeed a camera
    and not a box cutter. I put it in the little basket along with my other
    metal objects and bypassed the scanners.

    Doug


    "Dave" wrote
     
    Doug, Feb 24, 2004
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  10. Dave

    Dave Head Guest

    Much reason to be concerned. Its not the x-rays, either. I saw the TSA
    scanner in operation. There is a belt that takes the luggage into the x-ray.
    They x-ray it. Then there is a chute that goes down to a hard stop at the end.
    When they're done x-raying it, they push a button and the luggage comes out
    extremely rapidly, and --- WHAM --- hits that stop. If the luggage were a
    person, they would probably have to be take to the hospital. Not kidding. The
    machine is VERY, VERY rough on the luggage items.

    I'm having problems figuring out how I'm going to get all my stuff to my
    destination. I have a mobile computer, portable shortwave radio, laptop, big
    camera case, big laptop case, lotsa stuff. The only things I want going thru
    that x-ray is my clothes. Don't know how to get the stuff thru and not have
    small parts rattling around in the case afterwards, if I send one of the
    computers thru there. Maybe Fedex, but that's a lot of money - $116 each way
    for overnight. I may end up leaving the camera at home, and carrying
    everything else. The other stuff is _necessary_, the camera is fun but _not_
    necessary.

    Dave Head
     
    Dave Head, Feb 24, 2004
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  11. I'm often a 1K flyer, and fly good number of US flights (it's hard to get 1K
    that way)

    I've NEVER had anything stolen out of my luggage. Never any indication that
    my luggage has ever been opened.

    Both pre-and post 9/11, and I've never locked it.


     
    William Jackson, Feb 24, 2004
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    I've NEVER had anything stolen out of my luggage. Never any indication
    that
    Then you should consider yourself VERY LUCKY.
     
    Steven Wandy, Feb 25, 2004
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    Frank H Guest

    I took my ETX-90EC as carry-on two months after Sept 11th. I assumed
    that I might have problems when the x-ray showed a metal tube with a
    big box of electronics attached. It must look like a mortar launcher
    to the unknowing -

    Waved through both ways. They were too busy removing aerosols from
    people's bags.
     
    Frank H, Feb 25, 2004
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