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    Putting my PC into storage - anything I should do?

    Hi all, hope you can help - tomorrow I'm putting my stuff into student storage with SafeStore for 3 months while I go home for Summer, and that includes my PC, monitor, printer, TV etc etc.

    Just wondering if there's anything anyone can think of that I should do before locking away my beloved machine for the next 3 months. Should I unplug the cables, remove the hard-drives, anything like that? Should probably also put a password on my XP account just in case, not that it'd do much anyway.

    Hope you can help me out.

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    Removing the hard drives sounds like a good way to risk trashing them, small knocks putting them in and out of cases can cause damage.

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    chuck a copuple fo dessicating bags inside the case, you can get them pretty cheaply off ebay. storage areas have a tendency to be damp

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    Take the hard drives out - keep them with you - eBay the rest - it will all be cheaper to buynew in 3 months )

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    Thanks guys. Will take everything into consideration.

    Have thought about taking my hard-drives with me just in case I need data off them while I'm at home, but I'm just worried that they'd get damaged in my bag (seeing as I'm flying home). Will think about that one though.

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