We can facilitate the transportation of all your electronic equipment including computers, printers, big screen TVs, surround sound systems, DVDs, VCRs and CD players. We recommend using a third-party service to properly prepare a plasma TV for transport.
Moving a Computer
Before moving your personal computer, there are certain procedures to follow which will protect your system from mechanical failure or damage due to normal physical shock which occurs during transport. If the following steps are taken prior to moving your computer, your system will arrive safely at your destination.
- Floppy Disk Drive Preparation: Make backup copies of your data files and store them together with the original program disks in a sturdy container, preferably a fireproof lockbox. Remove any floppy diskettes from the drives and insert a cardboard disk or an old floppy disk in the drive and close the drive door.
- Hard Disk Preparation: Before moving computer components, park the hard drive and back up all software. Newer models may not require parking. Check your owner’s manual to find out about your specific computer. Once your drives are secure, you should turn the system to OFF and remove all cables from the back of the unit.
- Packing/Shipping Preparation: The original packing box your system came in is the best choice. The rigid Styrofoam packing material will hold the system securely in place. In the event your original box is not available, our packers will provide a sturdy packing container and materials.
Moving a Printer
- The original packing box and material is the best choice for transport because the Styrofoam is customized to fit each printer.
- If you are moving a laser printer, remove the ink cartridge as the ink may spill and contaminate the laser engine.
- If you are moving a pin printer, you should insert a piece of paper in the platen to secure the print head.
Moving a CD or DVD Player
Before moving your CD or DVD player, there are certain procedures to follow which will protect your system from mechanical failure or damage due normal physical shock which occurs during transport. If the following tips are used prior to moving, your CD and/or DVD player should arrive safely at destination.
- Remember to remove all CD/DVDs from your player before packing.
- If you don’t have the owner’s manual, draw a diagram of the wiring PRIOR TO disconnection.
- Some CD/DVD players have a transport screw under the unit. Tighten it before packing.
- Remove any stacker or multi-play cartridges prior to packing and wrap individually.
- Close CD/DVD trays.
- The best way to move your CD/DVD player is in the original box with the original packing. In the event you do not have the original box and/or packing, use a box big enough to cover the entire unit with enough room for packing material. The packing material should snugly fill the excess room in the box so that the unit will not move around.
- If you have a remote control, be sure to wrap it separately, but pack it in the same box. All wiring should also go in the box.
Moving a Big Screen TV and Other Electronics:
- If you no longer have the original carton and packing materials, carefully pack the item in a sturdy carton so that packing material fits snugly around the item and fills the excess room in the box.
- Pack all cords and remote controls in the same box as the item.
- Draw a simple diagram or color-code wires before disconnecting to make reconnecting much simpler.
- Complete a list of all electronic components and computer equipment with serial numbers of each piece prior to moving them.