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I have carried a Dell U2417H from New York to New Delhi with a layover in Paris. How I packed? Wrap with two layers of bubble-wrap. Lay a thicker cloth at the base of suitcase Cushioned edge of suitcase with softer clothes Keep the monitor on it Keep remaining softer clothes. The formula is keeping in mind that airport workers do throw suitcases sometimes.


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I've travelled with a monitor in the checked luggage. It was a somewhat bulky flat-screen from late 2000s. I have to say, I was totally expecting it to not survive the flight since I received it kind of as a gift - the person was going to throw it away. To my surprise it worked afterwards and still works to this day. It was a return flight so the monitor was ...


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Done it, works fine in checked luggage, but you need something to avoid pressure on the display surface itself or you're risking dead pixels. If you only have one monitor, the best thing I could think of would be a wooden board (ideally something like MDF) taped to the front. For two monitors, I've usually taped them together so their screens face each other....


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Yes. It is possible to do this safely. The important is to pad the monitor well. Mine (a 27" NEC) survived inside a suitcase wrapped in towels several times and once in yoga mat. If you monitor has a stand that can be separated, it is best to detach it and wrap separately, as I did notice that it detached once during transport, so luckily it popped out ...


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BenQ GL2480 monitor which is 24 LED MONITOR so the idea of putting it in my normal suitecase and cover it with some kind of protection will be a good idea? Yes. I actually never had any issue even when not using any protection, but doesn't hurt to add protection, esp. on the screen side, if you have time for it when packing (I typically casually put some ...


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In Romania, there is one in Arad. See: Retro IT Museum Official Site Retro IT Museum on TripAdvisor To visit the museum, you need an appointment (set with at least a day before).


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Half the answers seem to be from Bulgaria ¯_(ツ)_/¯ I think there was some kind of specialization between the countries and we had computing production. It didn't work well in the long term though. Here is a video from museum in Kilifarevo for old tech, not only computers: https://bnt.bg/bg/a/retro-muzey-na-tekhnikata-v-kilifarevo Update: I see that retro-...


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There's a museum in Bulgaria dedicated to Pravets, the oldest Bulgarian-made computer. https://kiosk.dartek.bg/clients/museums/380-kiosk-pravets-museum http://pravetz.info/


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There is The Museum of Computing and Informatics in Riga, Latvia. To inform the society about the history and development of the computing, the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, since 1984 houses The Museum of Computing and Informatics. It's the only museum devoted to computer science in Baltic. Museum's permanent ...


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I'm not sure you'll find much. Taiwan started by manufacturing low-end electronic radios and components for that kind of application. Many (probably most) of the electronics books and manuals available in Taiwan were bootlegged copies with poor bindings, sold in tiny shops. From memory, the IC industry started by a government-funded initiative (Electronic ...


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The Computerspielemuseum in East Berlin has already been mentioned, but there are also some old computers or reproductions (including a reproduction of one of Konrad Zuse's first computers) in the Technikmuseum in Berlin. The Technikmuseum is in the Western part of Berlin, but if you happen to be in town anyway, you should not miss it. Dresden was the center ...


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Hungary, Szeged. https://ajovomultja.hu/?language=en Some of the most interesting pieces include the first robotic animal ever constructed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladybird_of_Szeged and the originator of the once ubiquitous 3.5" floppy drive https://ajovomultja.hu/mcd-1-casette-floppy-marcell-janosi?language=en (the English translation is ...


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Regarding Bulgaria you could visit the "National Polytechnic Museum" http://polytechnic-museum.com/. There are a mix of different technologies, a few years ago they had an explicit 'old pcs' exhibition.


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There is a small computer museum in Brno, Czech Republic: https://www.fit.vut.cz/units/museum/.en It focuses primarily on machines manufactured in Czechoslovakia (and some imported ones). Also in Brno, there is an exposition in Technical museum about old computers: https://www.tmbrno.cz/en/expozice/computer-technology/


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I can recommend the computer games museum in Berlin (https://www.computerspielemuseum.de/). It is in the former GDR part of Berlin, and because you are interested in retrocomputing I'm sure you will enjoy it.


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There is a computer museum in Sigulda, Latvia. It's a private project by a single enthusiast (known as MaiklsBlack on the net). He's been collecting devices for years and the museum has reportedly grown to 90 m^2 in size. He reports to have had over 380 old computers in 2018, about 80% of them working. His sites are only available in Latvian and Russian ...


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There is Apple musseum in Prague, Czech Republic. I have seen computers like 1984 year Macintosh 128k there so it should probably qualify.


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Since most (all?) computer museums can qualify as retrocomputing museums, you might find this list of computer museums useful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_computer_museums You could also look at science museums and see whether they have some computer section. E.g. the large Polytechnic Museum in Moscow, Russia has a nice computer section: The ...


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There is a computer museum in Halle, Germany, formerly in the GDR. They have a lot of old computers and other devices on display from that time and place : http://rechenwerk-halle.de/usr/digital-ag/projekte/andere/museum/ or http://rechenwerk-halle.de/usr/digital-ag/RECHENWERK/index.html If you google "Robotron museum" or "computer museum DDR&...


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Yandex Museum, in the headquarters of Yandex -- Moscow, Timura Frunze st., 11 str. 13. Not a very large one, but has a dozen or so of old computers, from around the world, not only from Soviet block. Website (in Russian): https://yandex.ru/museum/ They also have a branch in St. Petersburg: https://yandex.ru/museum/spb (apparently currently closed, but to ...


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