Floppies & airport x-rays

By abecedarian
Aug 20, 2005
  1. Is there a definitive answer these days about whether the x-rays at airport screenings can damage floppy disks?

    Last time I flew, I just asked for them to be hand-searched instead, but you never know if those guys will give you a hard time.

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Xrays make no problems for floppies, it's magnets and high temperatures that you need to worry about.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    ahhh, but remember in the good ole days when you had a bad 5.25 or 8inch floppy and you could put it in the microwave to clear it of bad sectors!
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