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Recently, (Pursuant to Indian Union Budget 2014) the limit which (as I last saw when I travelled into India) was Rs. 45,000 for countries other than a few neighbouring countries and all the information relating to this change are contained in the link below. http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2014/cs-nt2014/csnt50-2014.pdf Read ...


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A paperclip bent out a bit. It also works as a tool to change SIMs (when traveling internationally) and hardw and hardware reset button tool.


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Friend reported back, he successfully resolved it in flight using two items from the inflight-meal, Macguyver style: A broken off prong of a plastic fork a drop of water from his free water the two combined were able to extract said items from the headphone jack.


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Before attempting any of these solutions, turn the device off just to be on the safe side. I thought of a few more plausible solutions: You could try with a cotton swab (Q-tip). First remove any excess cotton from the tip and use the hard plastic to poke at the paper until it comes out. You could even deform the plastic to make a sharp point out of it, ...


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A few options: Use a straw, place it over the jack and then inhale a bit till the dust is in the straw - discard the straw. Toothpick, although this might only be given after the plane is above its initial climb. Just blow across the top of phone, holding it perpendicular to your mouth.


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In the US, certain "tools" are not allowed on planes any more than "knives". I had left a small Torx wrench in my pocket once - like an Allen key but with a star shaped head, about 8 cm long. It was confiscated as a "tool" (I guess they thought I would unscrew the cockpit door with it). But that was about 10 years ago. These days, the TSA prohibits any ...


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Most airports in "Schengen" follow all of the EU guidelines the IATA guidelines their own rules which they change every week (or while you are being controlled, or which the security guy makes up any way he feels) ... whichever is the most restrictive. The Frankfurt airport makes the first two available online in concise form, although only in German: ...


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In practice (as opposed to "officially")... I carry one of these on my keychain, with 6 or 7 other keys. I've flown US domestic flights with it about half a dozen times and never had a problem. I gave one to all my coworkers for Christmas a few years back. One of these coworkers is a Muslim woman who wears a hijab. She flies a lot, and ALWAYS gets ...


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The rules about knives through airport security vary from country to country. Generally, they all include "a blade over x cm in length". While x may vary, your blade looks to be at most 4 cm or 1.5". So if the rule is a blade over 5cm/2" is not allowed, you'll be fine. I think that is the rule most places, and there was talk of raising it to 7cm in the US ...


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Check whether your batteries are NiMh (or NiCd) or Lithium. Don't mix them, as they have different charging and discharging requirements. I assume you're not talking alkalines, and that you know you can't charge them :). Use the 5 V output of the panel, anything higher will risk to blow up your batteries. As it's probably USB, it should be also limited (or ...


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Safety Disclaimer There are various way to do this, none of which are risk-free. Any damage to you, your personal property, nature, the Universe is entirely your fault. You Cannot Fully Charge Your Device The bottom line however is that you should avoid fully-charging the battery. Instead you should aim for a short charge, giving you enough juice to ...


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If your items are new or appear to be new, it would be best to register them with US Customs before departing the USA to avoid duty hassles on the way back. The items you plan to leave, should also be registered in case you can not leave them in Japan, but I would do a separate registration for them to avoid the "where is such & such" questions when you ...


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Unfortunately you can't really charge batteries without a blocking diode which acts as a one way valve for the electricity. Judging by the fact that you didn't have access to AA batteries, you probably don't have a spare electronics parts store. Did you try asking for mignon or R6s (regional names for AAs)?



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