View Full Version : PCs going through X-Rays

26-09-1998, 06:24 PM
What potential risks am I creating by having my computer scanned at the airport during security checks?

03-02-2008, 05:58 PM
if u can put a laptop through it i guess none, i took a mobo through the x ray and nothing happened

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2008, 06:00 PM
Read the date dude, you're bringing up ancient posts

03-02-2008, 06:15 PM
Whoa, 98? Doesn't even say who it's by!

But for anyone interested, they make you take it out the bag and it goes through, so obviously no damage.

03-02-2008, 08:32 PM
Well it may be an old post, but I want to take a laptop via airplane next weekend, and was wondering about exactly that. LOL

03-02-2008, 09:19 PM
Some one new - Have noticed several old posts dragged back up - nothing offensive been written so far.

Mind you that question is one that gets asked a lot.

04-02-2008, 12:58 AM
There isn't going to be any damage at all. Lol otherwise I think we'd hear about it loud and clear first of all from business people who travel a LOT everyday and then by the rest of us.

The Airport Security people are silly, not stupid (some might beg to differ)

04-02-2008, 08:25 AM
Well, now he holds the record for answering the oldest question. :D

04-02-2008, 12:02 PM
only 1998? thats not a record is it?

04-02-2008, 12:56 PM
How do you even find posts that old without going back several dozen pages?

04-02-2008, 01:07 PM
Just click on "Last >>>"

The oldest here are 98.

04-02-2008, 05:47 PM
If an x-ray is good enough for me it's good enough for the PC

04-02-2008, 06:20 PM
Almost the Oldest 1-9-98 - Oldest post (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=13) WOW win 95 on a dial up server :yuck:

04-02-2008, 06:48 PM
Almost the Oldest 1-9-98 - Oldest post (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=13) WOW win 95 on a dial up server :yuck:

$5 says AMD will revive it now.

04-02-2008, 07:57 PM
You will receive as much cosmic radiation (in the X-ray, gamma ray range) in one about 1 - 2 hours flying above 35000 feet as you would if you went through one of the passenger baggage inspection X-ray machines (which of course you aren't allowed to). The atmosphere attenuates significant amounts of this radiation, hence the increase at higher altitudes. Essentially, the strength of the X-rays will have no adverse effect on electronics.