||Mac OS X for the Traveler, Part 2|
|Subject:||Travel inconvenience - Serial number inside battery cavity of Powerbook|
One thing that is very inconvenient about the PowerBook while traveling on international business is the fact that most security checkpoints at key international companies will scan your laptop's serial number upon entry and rescan on exit. I prefer to always keep my PowerBook in sleep mode - I never shut down. Unfortunately, since the serial numner is hidden in the battery cavity, I have to shut down (if I don't remember to ahead of time), remove the battery (which means I better have some change in my pocket to turn the lock), have the serial number scanned, re-insert the battery, and then power up again before I can do business. All of my PC laptop carrying colleagues just show the security guard the bottom of their laptop.
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Travel inconvenience - Serial number inside battery cavity of Powerbook
2004-09-06 01:01:51 jmiltner [View]