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How would be the best way to pack a computer to avoid static shock, or other damages.... packing peanuts or bubble warp, other?? Advice would much appreciated.
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A big plastic garbage bag around the case and then peanuts or foam for protection.
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Originally Posted by DiagnosisDirt View Post
A big plastic garbage bag around the case and then peanuts or foam for protection.
peanuts shift... and after a long trip you may find your case has moved all the way to the bottom of the case... and has been beat up pretty good...

best way? would be molded foam shipping, in anti-static bag...

if it's a cheap case or made of low grade aluminum... you may want to dismantle it...

if your computer is going to be shipped by UPS/FedEx/DHL... it should be able to be dropped 4 feet... and have 100lbs stacked on top of it... -- if not... get lots of insurance...

look at the way Dell ships theirs...



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Very true!
I ship a lot of stuff everyday at work, including pc's. We have a slogan here, "Pack it like you are sending it via a trebuchet!"

Peanuts are no good as they do ship. Garbage bags can produce a LOT static, so I wouldn't put the PC in a bag. You want something that won't settle during shipping.

Ok, here is an idea... if you can get packing peanuts, put THOSE in a extra thick garbage bags. Put one bag on the bottom of the box, then put a towel on that to wrap your pc so the corners don't rip the bags. Then put another two or three bags around the sides and top. The big bags should keep it from settling.
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DONT USE PEANUTS. have you ever gotten a package with packing peanuts and when you opened it, the peanuts stuck to you? thats cause they have a ton of static charge in them, and are HORRIBLE for shipping computer parts. The best advice i can give is try to get a bunch of anti static bags and line them around the case, and then for protection use bubble wrap.
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