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Tom-Tom 740 Live and Airport X-rays

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Tom-Tom 740 Live and Airport X-rays Reply with quote

I would like to take my GPS System [on holiday] with me to France.
Is there any danger in going through the security check points at the Stanstead airport with the system?
Could it be corrupted in any way by going through the X-ray machines?
What is the best way to travel with it by air?
I will be taking the suction pad for the window and charger etc -
[We are hiring a car]

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say no danger at all. I took my old 910 to the USA, and it had both flash and little hard disk. No effects at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom-Tom 740 Live and Airport X-rays Reply with quote

Fibre wrote:
What is the best way to travel with it by air?
FWIW, if it were me, I'd stuff the satnav in my pocket and the rest in the baggage.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What? And risk an internal finger search after the body scanner? Razz Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I regularly take my TT through airport security with no ill effects. Admittedly it's not a TT Live, by my phone and iPad both go through too and the SIM cards work fine afterwards. I always have valuables in hand luggage so I can look after it rather than hoping it will be OK in hold luggage, and last time at Stansted I got pulled over as my Technet backup battery looked a little suspect, apparently due to its density. That went through about 3 times and is still OK.

One word of advice, there are a lot of places in France with the same name (seems ro me to have more instances than in the UK,) so always make sure you are going to where you want to go and not 200 miles in the wrong direction!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigPerk wrote:
What? And risk an internal finger search after the body scanner? Razz Razz

For some reason I always set off the alarm thing - my artificial teeth are plastic and I haven't got a war wound full of shrapnel.

So as I go through, I make eye contact with the nearest female finger search person and head straight for her with my arms spread wide and a big smile. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 540 Live has been through airport X-ray machines probably about 50 times, including twice this week - never caused a problem. Same goes for my laptop and various smart phones.

Make sure you take it in your hand-luggage. You don't want it going missing if they lose your check-in luggage.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had thousands of pounds worth of radio test equipment through customs X-Ray without any effect.
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