Laptop travel tips

Laptop travel tips

1. Make sure that you are familiar with your laptop before you depart on a trip

2. Carry your laptop in a bag designed for laptop computers

3. In hotel rooms, many of the devices (alarm clock, hair drier, television etc.) contain magnets that can damage your data

4. Use extra caution when drinking anything near your laptop computer

5. Never check your laptop computer as luggage on an airline, bus, etc

6. The x-ray machines at the airports will not damage your computer or your media

7. On long trans-Pacific flights, ask to be seated at an emergency exit because there is a 110 Volt/AC outlet right in front of each exit door in the outside wall of Boeing 747s where you can plug in

8. If you use a PC card modem, (1) always carry one as a spare even if your laptop has an internal modem, and (2) either use one with an X-jack connector or bring an extra dongle

9. Take your purchase receipt along if you’re traveling to a foreign country

10. Make sure you know the power type and the plug type requirements for the country you are traveling to

11. Charge all your batteries before you leave on a trip

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