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How to Ship a Hearing Aid

A hearing aid is a small electronic device that is worn in or behind the ear to amplify sound vibrations for the hearing impaired. Hearing aids come in a number of styles, including some that are small enough to fit inside the ear canal, making them almost invisible, while others are partially exposed. Depending on…

November 4, 2013
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How to Ship a Vacuum Cleaner

The vacuum cleaner has become an indispensable home appliance for most people. Using an air pump to create a partial vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, the vacuum cleaner is a handy device that makes cleaning floors, walls, carpets and other surfaces a breeze. The first electric vacuum cleaner appeared over a hundred years…

October 28, 2013
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How to Ship a Metal Detector

Metal detectors, at least the consumer-oriented ones used for treasure hunting, are some of the most popular items in online auction sites such as eBay. These portable electronic devices detect the presence of metallic objects nearby and are used by hobbyists to scour beaches, fields, parks and other sites for “treasures” like old coins, jewelry…

October 23, 2013
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How to Ship an Electronic Sphygmomanometer

A sphygmomanometer also called a blood pressure monitor,  is a device used to measure blood pressure. It comes in two types, the manual and the digital or electronic. Manual sphygmomanometers are bulkier and requires the use of an additional device, particularly a stethoscope, to determine a patient’s blood pressure. Furthermore, they must be operated by…

October 17, 2013
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How to Ship a Copy Machine

A copy machine, also called copier or photocopier, is office equipment that prints copies of documents and other visual images quickly and cheaply. They come in different sizes including desktops and bulkier machines that can handle large duplicating jobs. There are several instances when a copy machine needs to be transported including transferring to a…

October 1, 2013
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How to Ship a Portable Auto GPS Unit

A portable automotive navigation system or GPS unit is a satellite navigation device designed for use in automobiles. It typically uses a GPS navigation device to acquire position data to locate the user on a road in the unit’s map database. This type of GPS navigation device is not permanently integrated into the vehicle, having…

September 20, 2013
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How to Ship a Router

A router, also called broadband or Internet connection sharing router, is a device that forwards data packets along with networks. It allows you to share one Internet connection between multiple computers without having to pay a full broadband subscription service for each computer on the network. Routers come in a wired or wireless variety, each…

September 16, 2013
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How to Ship an XBox 360

Just like other video game consoles, the Xbox 360 is a fragile item that must be properly packed prior to shipping to ensure that it arrives intact. Whether sending the gadget to a buyer, as a gift or to the repair center, here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship an Xbox…

September 2, 2013
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How to Ship a Video Card

A video card is an expansion card that allows the computer to send graphical information to a video display device such as a monitor or projector. It is usually rectangular in shape with numerous contacts on the bottom of the card and one or more ports on the side for connection to video displays and…

August 28, 2013
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How NOT to Prepare Electronic Items for Shipping

Sometimes, the best way to effectively do a task is by knowing the common mistakes associated with it. By knowing the pitfalls, we can easily avoid making irreparable and costly blunders. Electronic devices are some of the most fragile items to ship. Apart from being made from breakable materials that can chip, fracture or shatter…

August 20, 2013
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How to Ship Remote Control Devices

Remote controls are handy devices that allow users to operate electronic appliances from a distance, eliminating the need to come near the appliance and tinker with its buttons and switches manually. The television is one of the first consumer electronics that comes with its own remote control device. Today, remote controls have become a standard…

August 20, 2013
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How to Ship a Car Radio

Shipping electronic equipment, such as a car radio, seems like a daunting task. These items are fragile and highly breakable. Knowing the proper way to pack this type of item ensures that they will be well protected during transit and free from any damage due to impact and mishandling. Here are some tips on how…

July 17, 2013
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Recommendations When Shipping Electronic Media Containing Sensitive Personal Information

Utmost care must be employed when shipping electronic media that contain important personal information not only to ensure that the item will arrive without any damage but also to prevent the sensitive data from landing on the wrong hands. When shipping electronic media such as diskettes, CD/DVD, USB flash drives, hard drives, RAMs and other…

July 9, 2013
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How to Ship a Computer Keyboard

Computer keyboards are fragile electronic devices that can be damaged if not protected from any form of impact during shipping. If you are planning to ship a computer keyboard, here are some tips you should consider to ensure that the item arrives in its destination safely and without any damage. If sending a used keyboard,…

June 27, 2013
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How to Ship Handheld Game Consoles

Handheld video game consoles like Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita are small enough making them very simple to ship. They can easily fit in envelopes or boxes and are sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of shipping (they are designed with kids in mind hence they are built to survive rough handling). But it is…

June 18, 2013
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How To Ship RAM Sticks

A RAM stick or random-access memory stick is a part of a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer’s processor. It usually comes in stick modules that can be easily installed on a personal computer. While they are…

May 16, 2013
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How to Ship an iPad and Other Tablet Computers

The release of the original iPad has opened new doors to mobile computing. Its compact design, innovative touchscreen, amazing display quality and superior performance made it a very popular device, prompting other major electronics manufacturers to produce their own take on the tablet computer. Just like any other electronic devices, iPads or any tablet computers,…

May 9, 2013
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How to Ship a Jukebox

Before high-tech audio systems and digital music players became the device of choice when it comes to playing recorded music, there was the jukebox, a bulky box with vinyl records and playback mechanism within its compartments. Usually coin-operated, jukeboxes have buttons and cranks to help the user pick a particular selection. Recent releases contain CDs…

April 30, 2013
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How to Ship a Hair Iron

Hair irons have become indispensable grooming tools for a lot of women. These accouterments come in a variety of types that have specific functions: curling irons are used to make curls and waves while straightening irons, or flat irons, are used to straighten the hair. Another type, crimping irons, are used to create crimps of…

April 12, 2013
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Tips for Proper Packing and Shipping of Audio Headsets

Headsets must be properly packaged to ensure that they can survive the stresses and rough handling that they will encounter during shipping. These audio devices are composed of fragile moving parts and soldered wire connections which can get broken when exposed to vibrations, bumps and falls if not properly padded or cushioned during transport. Here…

November 23, 2012
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