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By galahad04 ·
I was just wondering if the office you work at has an x-ray scanner that you have to pass your briefcase through at work and you have audio CDs inside the briefcase, will the CDs be damaged by the x-ray machine?

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by TheChas In reply to CD Disc Question

Standard pre-recorded CDs, and CD-R discs should not be impacted by any security scanner.

I would be more concerned about CD-RW disks.

The problems with x-ray scanners and film or magnetic tape is that the medium is easy to change, and is sensative to both X-rays (x-rays are related to light) and magnetic fields (you use a magnetic field to record a tape).

Chas

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by hinrgman In reply to CD Disc Question

from my experiences the x-ray scanners you are referring to are very low level x-ray and should not cause any problem with your storage media.

I would try to avoid exposing them if possible but this low level x-rays should not cause problems, especially with cd's which use optics and are not magnetic media.

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by Ann777 In reply to CD Disc Question

Security scanners are capable of high-intensity rays, especially the newer scanners being placed into airports.

http://www.davidmrowell.com/travel/2002/0104.htm

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You might want to carry your cds

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