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    Help! Packing bubble wrap in a system

    hello,

    I have to send my system back to scan, and I need to basically stuff some bubble wrap into there.

    The only problem I have is, where and how much? I have so far wedged a fair amount into the space between the CPU fan (Zalman 9700) and graphics card. In addition, I did the same between the graphics and the sound card. Is this ok? I also noticed the wrap has somewhat bent some of the many fins on the cooler. Is this ok?

    How exactly should I pack the bubble wrap? Should I bother at all?

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    Re: Help! Packing bubble wrap in a system

    You don't want to much buuble wrap as if it is packed too densely you could cause damage to the components. A little space for a bit for movement is a good idea(obviously not TOO much)!

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    Re: Help! Packing bubble wrap in a system

    hello,

    I decided not to put any in, I was worried I'd done it incorrectly. Besides, there wasn't much bubble wrap left anyway. So, now, I'm praying that the city link guys don't turn the box on it's side or front.
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    Re: Help! Packing bubble wrap in a system

    I am sure city link would never do anything but handle a package with upmost care and in accordance with any directions put upon it.

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    Re: Help! Packing bubble wrap in a system

    AD-15

    As confirmed in your confirmation with Ben the day before yesterday ... Pink anti static bubble wrap has been dispatched inside the empty box to package your system together

    This should be used to prevent any damage to the internal components during transit back to Scan.

    Fill as much as the inside of the case as possible and this should be sufficient

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Help! Packing bubble wrap in a system

    Only ever use pink bubblewrap if the bubblewrap is going to come into contact with electronic devices as it is esd safe. Standard bubblewrap (clear) is likely to damage electronic devices.

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    Re: Help! Packing bubble wrap in a system

    hello Chris,

    Thanks for your reply, but it was too late.

    I was afraid mainly of damaging the heatsink permanently, the fins look extremely malleable, I thought they could break. As long as City Link have some common sense, it should be ok.
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    Re: Help! Packing bubble wrap in a system

    Quote Originally Posted by AD-15 View Post
    As long as City Link have some common sense, it should be ok.
    Oh well, never mind....

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