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Will an airport metal detector harm my Wii?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by 27bluenote, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. 27bluenote

    27bluenote WiiChat Member

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    Hello everyone. This may be a dumb question but I will be going on vacation next week and I was wondering if passing my Wii through an airport metal detector could damage it in any way.
     
  2. Ashwii00

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    Would there be a reason that you wouldn't check your baggage instead? Unless you need your wiimote with you on the plane, I wouldn't carry it on. I would throw it in your suitcase and have it safely (hopefully) in the baggage return when you get to your destination. That way, you won't have to awkwardly remove a wiimote from your backpack when they can't figure out what's setting off the alarm lol.
     
  3. 27bluenote

    27bluenote WiiChat Member

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    my only concern is they way the airlines throw suitcases around. I would rather bring it in my carry-on. It's almost like the luggage workers loading airplanes have competitions on how far and hard they can throw luggage.
     
  4. 27bluenote

    27bluenote WiiChat Member

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    plus, they use an xray machine on luggage too. I was just wondering if I would be better off leaving it at home.
     
  5. westearth

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    The Wii should be safe with the X-Ray machine....it doesnt have any photo-sensitive parts (atleast in my knowledge) that may harm it. You'll just have to take it out of the bag and place separately on the tray while going through security. If you can, taking it in the carry-on is a good idea because of mishandling of checked-in luggage and also there have been some incidents of Wii's being stolen from people's luggage.
     
  6. Bliss

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    the wii would be fine and anyway they ask you as u approach "does anyone have a laptop, camera or any other devices" so just tell u have it and it will be fine.
     
  7. 27bluenote

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    thanks a bunch guys.
     
  8. *Gymnast*

    *Gymnast* Wii rocks!

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    do you still have the box? if so.. put it inside the box and then put packing peanuts and clothes aroud it for padding. If u dnt have the box buy one of those traveling cases for it and pack it in your suitcase that way.
     
  9. Foxy

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    Why are you taking wii on holiday in first place? :sick:
     
  10. 27bluenote

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    got me there Cpt. McCloud, I am addicted to it!:crazy:
     
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    I recommend leaving the wii at home and taking a portable console in your hand held luggage. Bring a DS or PSP:yesnod:
     
  12. rukus

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    just a small question, why bring the wii on vaca in the first place?
     
  13. cassieboo

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    seriously whatever you do, don't put it in your luggage. i travel all the time & see how the throw around suit cases, i've had plenty of them broken, when they are suppose to be durable.

    plus you take the risk of someone stealing it. if you really need to bring it with you just take it with you on the plane. I'd say put the wii motes & all the games & accessories in your suitcase. that way your whole bag isn't completely full with all your wii stuff. when one of the people ask you if you have a lap top, camera or any other devices just take it out & explain to them it's a wii. I don't see how it would be damaged.

    Good luck! & have fun on vaca, with or without your wii. =]
     
  14. eskiemong

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    I had to take Wii with me on plane and nothing happened.
     
  15. Wiimoto

    Wiimoto Sonic + Brawl = Ownage

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    don't risk it, unless your bringing it for a seriously important reason, its alot to worry about and it'll sorta ruin your vacation. Enjoy it without your wii.
     
  16. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    no, i flew from the east coast to Arizona with my wii, and it is fine.

    but be sure by all means to put it in your carry-on luggage.
     
  17. *Gymnast*

    *Gymnast* Wii rocks!

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    wt would be seriously important?
     
  18. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    i usually hide wads of $100 bills in my Wii, and sometimes secret files containing the nations secrets.
     
  19. SuperWii_7

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    Hes probably some terrorist who figured out how to make a bomb out of a Wii.
     
  20. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse I am the Apocalypse

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    I've taken my wii to both Singapore and Malaysia. No problem. If you put it on your checked luggage, be sure to put it in a box or some type of packaging, and it will be fine. None of the scanning machines will harm it.
     

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