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Scan Damage

by Fish / March 15, 2005 10:01 PM PST

I am just curious if a digital camera can suffer any damage from going through scanning machines.I mean like security scanners.

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Depends on what country it seems.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2005 10:06 PM PST
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But the US scanners that you see as you go through are very weak devices. There are some reports that in far off places, they use very old scanners.

But you ask "any damage". The answer would have to be in the positive since your question would include scrapes, bangs, drops, atomic interactions and more rather than anything obvious like a camera failure.


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by Fish / March 15, 2005 10:54 PM PST

Bob, I'm refering to tech damage.

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What is "tech damage"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2005 11:08 PM PST
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At the office, we refer to "Tech" as our friendly person who goes around fixing printers that don't print or rather, John...

Don't be vague. Use more words to ask what you want.

Just sharing that I have yet to lose any camera or device in scanners in the USA.


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Friendly Tech
by Fish / March 15, 2005 11:35 PM PST
In reply to: What is "tech damage"?

well Bob, did you really think I was refering to the "friendly office tech" that repairs faulty printers and jumps out of scanning machines to attack cameras? If it were not for the excellent advice you normally offer us in here I would think you a were a real jerk.But since I see the "tonge in cheek" syndrome in some of your answers maybe you can see it in mine. :-)Ty for your replies also.

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"any" damage.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 12:15 AM PST
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I share when I can, and key my replies to what people ask. Your post noted "any" damage so that steps beyond the common answer from Sandisk noted. For instance, how FLASH memory cells work is of keen interest here.

The cells state or charge can be upset by additional influences of that trip you are on. Is that "damage"? Does a lost picture consititute damage?

You may not care for me grinding it so finely and I can appreciate that. My subsequent questions were to determine what country and how deep down the rabbit hole we needed to go.


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SanDisk and the US Transportation Security Administration
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 15, 2005 11:15 PM PST
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Scan damage
by Fish / March 15, 2005 11:24 PM PST

Snapshot, thanks for your answer.That's what I wanted to know.

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