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How to pack up a CPU for postage?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ScarySquirrel, 2 Mar 2006.

  1. ScarySquirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 23,604

    Location: South East

    Need to send a CPU to someone, but Dont have the origional box or the little plastic thingy that they come in (its an AMD 3500+)

    I really dont know what to do with it so that it doesnt break, i got some good sized boxes, my main concern is the actual CPU though, what can i wrap it in?

    Thanks
     
  2. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

  3. Defcon5

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,424

    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks

    That foam wrap stuff

    (A very informative post if i do say so myself)
     
  4. Six6siX

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 4,787

    Location: Hertfordshire

    When I sent one, I stuck the pins in some foam and put that in a mini box. Then wrapped the whole thing securely in several layers of bubble wrap and then stuck that in a padded envelope. Did the job for me :)

    You could leave the box out i guess, but make sure u use enough bubble wrap.
     
  5. ScarySquirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 23,604

    Location: South East

    ok guys cheers for the help, i have to send the heatsink too, im going to send it all in an Opteron box i think, i just dont have all the inner packaging