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    Hi,
    Just got back from holidays and going through the x-ray machine in Dublin airport the guards make you take your laptop out of whatever bag you have it in and but it through on a tray. That was fine. But, coming back through france they said i didn't have to take it out of my backpack. So i left it in(turned off). Within 5 mins it was blistering hot. I could feel my back burning up, through the backpack,and it was fully turned off. Crazy. I got scared and wipped the battery out. It then cooled off. Not sure what that was but i know from now on i'll always be taking it out and putting it in a tray. Anyone else have this experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie
    Hi,
    Just got back from holidays and going through the x-ray machine in Dublin airport the guards make you take your laptop out of whatever bag you have it in and but it through on a tray. That was fine. But, coming back through france they said i didn't have to take it out of my backpack. So i left it in(turned off). Within 5 mins it was blistering hot. I could feel my back burning up, through the backpack,and it was fully turned off. Crazy. I got scared and wipped the battery out. It then cooled off. Not sure what that was but i know from now on i'll always be taking it out and putting it in a tray. Anyone else have this experience?
    Watch out going through !!!!!
    That was a freak coincidence. X-Rays have absolutely no effect on notebook computers or their components. It is an urban myth that they do.
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    How is it possible that it heate dup so much. I know they do build up to a serious temp when using them(well mine does) but it was fully shut down????

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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    That was a freak coincidence. X-Rays have absolutely no effect on notebook computers or their components. It is an urban myth that they do.
    This is true, but the metal detector has a huge effect, so never carry it through just because you don't want it to be exposed to x-rays.
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    They won't let you carry it through the metal detector but the X-ray has no effect on the machine.
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