That hurts! Hope your warr


That hurts!
Hope your warranty is in effect. Can’t imagine that this would not be covered.
The general rule is: Don’t put items in your checked luggage that are vulnerable to X-Rays. They are blasting checked luggage with rays much more powerful than through the security checkpoint. (This is not a general rule re film for still photography; it is an absolute must that this film be part of your carry-on so as not to be destroyed, including exposed and unexposed film.) Your problem is puzzling with a solid probablity that the passenger pass-through checkpoint X-ray procedure is not the cause of the malfunction. On the other hand, stories are starting to come out about TSA employee (unintentional) abuse of property handled at the check point, such as dropping, breaking, dirtying/greasing passenger stuff. For example, security employees don’t change their gloves after every examination like the doc’s do). Also, stealing!!! The percentage is tiny, but on a system wide basis, the dingling to passenger stuff adds up.

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