Professional movement from one place to another requires being done with a lot of care and attention so as to protect the valuable assets from getting destroyed during such a transit. While there may be many important items in your workplace, special care should be taken when you pack your computer because even a minute physical shock during transit might result in a permanent mechanical failure of this device.
Mentioned below are a few tips to safeguard your computer against damage.
The primary concern while transporting your computer is to secure the company’s data. Make sure to copy the data from the floppy disk to program disks which can be securely stored in lock boxes or any other strong container. The drive door should be closed securely after making sure that no are no diskettes within it. Placing a cardboard instead would prove to be a good idea.
The best packing making material for your computer would be the original Styrofoam cover in which the computer was packed originally. However, do not worry if you don’t have that at hand. Any other good-fitting box or packing material would help you pack your computer securely.
The printer should also be packed safely which could be best done in the original foam box. If in case you have a laser printer, make sure to remove the cartridge to avoid damaging the laser engine with the ink. In the case of a pin printer, you can secure the pin head by placing a sheet of paper.
While transport you would have to shut down your PC and remove all the cables. If you are not sure about the connections taking notes about which cables goes where would prove to be a good idea.
The monitor is the most fragile part of the computer. Thus, take special care while packaging this part. To save it from scratches and cracks make sure you pack this part in the original Styrofoam box only.
Your CPU along with the motherboard should also be placed in a correct manner while packing the system. The CPU should be placed upright on the motherboard on its side and care should be taken to ensure that it is transported in that manner only or else it would loosen some cards within.
Thus, to avoid the loss of capital during transport make sure you instruct your professional movers to follow these simple steps so as to avoid the even minimal amount of damage.