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Old Jun 23, 2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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I am going on a trip to DC where there are a lot of security checks etc

and your check in at the airport. My current digital camera

is a floppy disk which I believe would get wiped out with the

many x-ray machines that you have to go thru at the different

places like the Smithonsion. Would memory cards have a less chance

to get wiped out? Thanks
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Old Jun 23, 2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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I can't answer your question directly but I can offer this. Lots of people who use film worry about x-ray machines. What they do it pack their film separately and hand it to the people to check with their eyes. If they see it is just a harmless roll of film they hand it back so it doesn't risk damage. I would assume you could do the same with your floppy.
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Old Jun 23, 2004, 12:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip.

I went to a lot of smithonsin buildings etc and my film

already had pictures on it and some got discolored.

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Old Jun 23, 2004, 10:20 PM   #4
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X-ray machines can hurt film but not magnetic media, (floppys etc.).

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Old Jun 28, 2004, 2:52 PM   #5
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I fly frequently with my computer and digital camera. I have never had the xray machines damage any of the components you have mentioned.
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