Rsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4012 times:
As many of you know I am turning into a travel freak and yesterday was no exception as I stopped in DEN for a couple of hours and then on to KORD. I took a little over 200 images in all.
Now on to the question that I wanted to ask......Will the screen machines that TSA has at the security checkpoint harm my Digital camera or the Microdrive in it when it going through the X-ray machine.....I have asked a couple of time for TSA to hand search it and they have said they cant and they wont....stating that there is nothing that will ham it.....is this true????
Oh in closing I got to fly in First class on a Trip7 between DEN and ORD....alls I can say I wasnt hungry when I got of the plane....and I also flew on a A319 for the first time between ORD and SEA....heading back to IAD in a couple weeks to see the Smithy avaition mueseum.....
Dstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1600 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3831 times:
Have put digital cameras through x ray machines hundreds of times, both in the USA and elsewhere, including multiple scans before eventual uploading. At Airports mainly and in buildings (where settings might be even more hazardous?).
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3816 times:
X rays won't do anything to electronics. Just make darn sure you do NOT leave any memorycards etc in your pockets when walking through the metal detector or when you're wanded because the EM fields emitted by those devices can easily be strong enough to wipe them (or at least corrupt the data on them).
The same is true for floppy disks or magnetic tapes and strips!
Liamksa From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3763 times:
Slightly off track and apologies if it's been answered somewhere else (did a search) but what are the effects on a conventional film going through the x-ray? I'm off on a quick flight tomorrow and plan on taking a few shots on the way over and finishing off the film on the return flight that evening?