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    Okay, so we are migrating to Ontario Canada sometime this year. I have a few questions...

    My laptop runs at 110-230V 60 Hz, could it work there?

    Would a 2 pin Dial Up modem work up there?

    I also plan on bringing my small TV, AutoVolt, 110-230V, NTSC 3.43, can it work?

    I am also bringing a 3.25 inch hard drive in an enclosure. Can I bring it hand carry?

    Should I avoid passing my lappy and the drive through the Airport X-Ray and Metal detectors? What could be the effects if i pass it there?

    Would data burned to a CD be invulnerable to radiation, X-Ray and metal detectors?

    BTW: my laptop is a FOSA 34BS1, Celeron 1.6 GHz, 356 MB RAM

    P.S: I am selling off my main rig, since It is impractical to ship.


    Thanks for the help Guys!
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    Default Re: Voltage Differences and TV systems etc.

    After a quick trip to Google.com I came up with this website that will answer your questions about electrical compatibility as well as a few other questions. http://www.gonorthwest.com/Visitor/p...anada_tips.htm

    I'm not sure just exactly what you are referring to when you talk about a "2 pin dial up modem". It may or may not work but unless you are moving to a rural/isolated area you will find that a decent high speed connection (ADSL, cable) is relatively inexpensive and far faster than dial up.

    Someone more experienced with travel and electronics may be able to answer your other questions.
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    Default Re: Voltage Differences and TV systems etc.

    Ontario is 110V A/C so anything 110V A/C will work here. If you mean your wall jack has a 2 pin plug in design then you'll have issues finding a proper walljack since those are considered old here and have been out of use for some time. As for travelling with a Lappy, it won't hurt your media, but you really need to contact your airline carrier to find out hte rules for traveling with a laptop. They are beyond strict about travelling with electronics now.
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    Thanks! That helps!

    Yeah, I would think of that thing casecutter said about travelling with electronics. I think that was because of the "liquid bomb scare." Still might need to let go of that DUN modem since my lappy has an ethernet 10/100.

    I also have an 802.11 b/g wireless. Is there any free hotspots?

    And yes, I have the two pin, two wire modem, ack...

    Thinking back on travelling with electronics, I thought they already done a "cooldown."

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    Default Re: Voltage Differences and TV systems etc.

    You can travel with them, you just need to find out the rules for your carrier and the country you are landing in. Most likely, you will have to pack your laptop in your luggage.

    As for wireless hotspots, there are some, but most require you to have an account somewhere to access them. Toronto will have the most free to air hotspots, and you can always hope some of your new neighbors will forget to encrypt their wifi routers/modems, LOL!
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    Default Re: Voltage Differences and TV systems etc.

    The lappy and the drive might be needed to go to the luggage, not the hand carry.

    And yes, I am really hoping that there are free-to-air hotspots around there, or even new neighbors "sharing" their bandwidth.

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