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Old Jul 8, 2004, 1:11 AM   #1
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Im sure this has been posted numerous times, but I plan to travel this weekend and was wondering if I need to worry about my camera or CF cards being damaged or destroyed by the metal detectors and xray machines?

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Old Jul 8, 2004, 1:25 AM   #2
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no need to be woried, but if you are you can put them in your pockets and just put them in the little basket you put change in
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Old Jul 8, 2004, 4:08 AM   #3
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This is a controversial subject.

Recently, HP published some information that implies that you may have a problem. See this:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/g...cname=buy00498


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I just went on a cruise with a gig of CF cards. I always put my camera stuff in my carry on bag. I went through many airport x-ray machines as well as the x-ray machine on the cruise ship many times and never had a problem.

You may have a problem if you put your cards in your checked luggage since I think they use a much higher powered x-ray machine to scan those bags. The airports have signs posted telling you not to put film or cameras in your checked luggage because of the x-ray machines.

I would just put your stuff in your carry on bag.
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 2:00 AM   #5
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JimC wrote:
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This is a controversial subject.

Recently, HP published some information that implies that you may have a problem.* See this:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/g...cname=buy00498
"Some memory card manufacturers have confirmed that their cards are sensitive to electrical and magnetic interference."

That's not X-Rays!!! Just possible electrical and magnetic interference from the machine itself...so could say it can also suffer from static electricity!
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