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Bad for laptop health?

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by frosty03, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. frosty03

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,778

    Location: England

    When u guys go travelling, is it a good idea to put your laptop in those wheelie handluggage type bags?

    Reason I ask is because i had mine in there, and I was pulling it across a cobblestone road. And the bad just vibrating like crazy going across. And i was thinking of my poor laptop (and it's HD) bouncing away in there as well...
    I know it was powered down and parked, but all that vibration cant be good for it, especially the HD.

    Or am I just too paranoid?:confused:
  2. edgarina


    Joined: 24 Feb 2010

    Posts: 38

    Proper vibration may not be good for it but I would imagine its padded by some softer stuff or a case or something while in there in which case it might get 'jiggled' about but not seriously vibrated, therefore its not taking any direct impact as such. Laptops are pretty hardy really - if its padded a bit you can probably chill
  3. Neodite


    Joined: 10 Sep 2008

    Posts: 2,570

    Location: Grendon

    Aslong as it's off (As you said) it should be fine.

    Laptops get dropped/thrown about and 9 times out of 10 are fine, so i wouldn't worry too much about vibrations
  4. Aod


    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    laptop hard-drives are very resilient to vibration and the like, as long as they're off.

    the rest of the components... well, it varies considerably. if it's relatively new (couple of years) and a reasonably good manufacturer (not Knakered-Bell or E-machines etc...) it ought to be fine. YMMV!
  5. Gob


    Joined: 9 Apr 2010

    Posts: 76

    Location: Great Britain

    Porn is also bad for a laptops health... so im told.
  6. Aod


    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    depends where you get it! :p :D :o
    Last edited: 27 Apr 2010