Before moving your CD player 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 tips are considered prior to moving, your CD player should arrive safely at destination.
Remember to remove all CDs from your player before packing. Failure to remove CDs before packing could result in scratches to your CDs and damage to the laser in your CD player. This would also be a good time to make sure that all of your CDs are back in their cases.
If you do not have the owner’s manual, it may be wise to draw a diagram of the wiring configuration for future hook up.
Some CD players come equipped with a “transport screw” usually located underneath the unit. Tighten this screw before packing, this will immobilize some of the inner parts. Refer to your owner’s manual to determine the location of the “transport screw.”
If your unit comes with a cartridge (stacker) for CD multiplay, be sure to remove the cartridge before packing. The cartridge can be wrapped and packed in the same box as the CD player. All CD trays whether single or multiplay should be in the closed position before packing.
The best way to move your CD player is in its original packing. In the event that you do not have the original box 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. Plastic bubble sheets make an ideal packing material. Try to stay away from using newspaper, this will not sure the unit as desired. Seal the box with reliable packing tape. In the event your original packing box is not available, your carrier will provide a sturdy packing container and materials.
If you have a remote control, be sure to pack this in the same box as your player. All wiring used with the CD player should also be packed in the same box.
Note: All information contained herein can also be applied in the moving of other stereo Hi Fi and Video components.
Before moving your PC 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 destination.
Hard Disk Preparation
To avoid shock to your hard disk, the recording heads should be “parked” before transport. When automatic “park and lock” systems are powered down, the disk automatically retracts the recording heads from the data area into a safety zone. Other PC systems require the running or a program to activate the part procedure. IBM and most hard-disk clones include the program SHIPDISK.EXE that parts the heads. The program is usually located on the diagnostic diskette that came with the computer. You can run the program from the menu of the diagnostic diskette, or you can copy SHIPDISK.EXE to your hard disk and run it. When SHIPDISK is invoked the red light of the disk goes on and off, indicating that the hard disk is parked. The hard disk is unparked when the computer is turned back on. Once your drives are secure, you should turn OFF the system power and remove all cables from the back of the unit.
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 pacing box is not available, your carrier will provide a sturdy packing container and materials.
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 laser ink cartridge as the ink will 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
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* Note: The above is especially important on long distance moves and moves over water, such as is the case when moving to Hawaii or shipping to Hawaii.
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