Correct way to store/stack laptops?

Posted on 2013-05-14
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We just took in about 40-50 laptops from our user base.  Most are old and some may or may not ever be deployed again.  What is the correct way to store these short term?  We have them on carts stacked on top of each other currently.    Is that ok, or should they be turned on their side and stacked like books on a shelf?    Thanks-
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aadih earned 500 total points
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The way you have it now is okay.  Use a plastic bubble sheet between each if you want to be extra careful.
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by:John Hurst
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Agree. I don't think I would stack them vertically for a long time because that turns the hard drive on its side where it normally (long term) sits horizontally. Even off it might take a strange set.

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I wouldn't stack them too high.  The extra weight might depress the screens into the keyboard, permanently marking them.  I have seen this with cheaper laptops - particularly Acer and Dell.
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by:John Hurst
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True. Use a piece of thick cardboard in between and that should alleviate that effect by allowing feet to make an indent in the cardboard.
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i would stack only 5 max on top of each other
if possible, i would stack them side by side, as books
or pu them with 2-5 together in a woooden, or plastic box to take the weight

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Thanks- kept them stacked no higher than 5.  Appreciate the input from all.

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