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Windows 7: Packing PC for a move

08 May 2013   #1
cimage

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Packing PC for a move

Hi

Seeking help from senior experienced & distinguished members here. I have been helped many times by members and I am grateful.

I am moving to a different state and I am not sure how to pack and what precautions I need to take to pack and move my PC. I plan to carry PC and other electronics with me on the flight.

I have original box for my monitor which is a relief. My concern is about the case. I have a full size case which houses 5 hard disk, DVD-R drive and 5 hard disks plus video card. By the way my PC is custom built.

I would appreciate if I can be helped out by guiding as to how I should pack the cabinet. I dread to disassemble and reassemble.

Thanks in advance.


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08 May 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

cimage, your best option would be to contact the airline you are flying on to make sure you meet their requirements.
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08 May 2013   #3
cimage

win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I talked to them they had stock answer " pack it securely and pay the extra baggage".
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08 May 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You could mail it, look here for tips and advice

Computer moves
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08 May 2013   #5
cimage

win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
You could mail it, look here for tips and advice

Computer moves
I am sorry if my original message is misleading. I need to know how to securely pack for the move and not how should I move.

Hope this clarifies.
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08 May 2013   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Why not ship your pc with Fed-ex or UPS and insure it.
Carry the backups with you.
THW
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08 May 2013   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cimage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
You could mail it, look here for tips and advice

Computer moves
I am sorry if my original message is misleading. I need to know how to securely pack for the move and not how should I move.

Hope this clarifies.
Go to Dude's link. It has a video on how to pack it.

I know you don't like this advice, but, frankly, you would be much better off shipping with a common carrier than as baggage on an airline. Just make sure it's well packed and insured (you will need receipts to make a claim although taking photos prior to packing might suffice to prove value).

While it may seem like overkill, I would pack it like the video showed, then nest it in another box that has sheets of foam surrounding the inside box. Make sure it is clearly marked fragile. If the video card is very large, it might not be a bad idea to remove it, put it in an antistatic bag, and ship it in it's own well padded box.

Btw, I worked in warehousing for 31 years with frequent stints in shipping and receiving.
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08 May 2013   #8
cimage

win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cimage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
You could mail it, look here for tips and advice

Computer moves
I am sorry if my original message is misleading. I need to know how to securely pack for the move and not how should I move.

Hope this clarifies.
Go to Dude's link. It has a video on how to pack it.

I know you don't like this advice, but, frankly, you would be much better off shipping with a common carrier than as baggage on an airline. Just make sure it's well packed and insured (you will need receipts to make a claim although taking photos prior to packing might suffice to prove value).

While it may seem like overkill, I would pack it like the video showed, then nest it in another box that has sheets of foam surrounding the inside box. Make sure it is clearly marked fragile. If the sound card is very large, it might not be a bad idea to remove it, put it in an antistatic bag, and ship it in it's own well padded box.

Btw, I worked in warehousing for 31 years with frequent stints in shipping and receiving.
Seems like great advise, thanks.
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08 May 2013   #9
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Click on Computer Moves in the post
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08 May 2013   #10
cimage

win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Click on Computer Moves in the post
Found it, thanks. It is a relief to see that I don't have to take the PC apart. Will check with UPS/FedEX and yes will buy insurance.

Thanks
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