How to Prepare for Shipping Electronics

Tips for preparing your electronics for safe transport.

  • Use a qualified service provider to remove and uninstall wall-mounted AV equipment. Your Atlas Account Representative can locate a reputable professional in your area.
  • Move electronics in original cartons with the original packing materials. If you don't have these, use sturdy cartons that provide a good fit. Cushion your items inside the carton with bubble wrap, paper padding or foam peanuts.
  • Consult your owner's manual for special instructions on Plasma and flat-panel TVs. If you don't have a manual, your Atlas Account Representative can explain how.

Be ready before your Atlas crew arrives.

  1. Back up all software.
  2. Draw a simple diagram (or tape color codes on wires) to make reconnecting much easier.
  3. Disconnect all wiring and cables.
  4. Keep components together, in boxes clearly labeled.
  5. Pack wires and cables with their corresponding electronic units.
  6. Pack small accessories, such as remote controls, with each component. Or place them in a designated Parts Box. Note this on the inventory list so small parts are not misplaced.
  7. Submit a list of your electronic components and computer equipment (with serial numbers) to your homeowner's insurance company.
  8. Atlas cannot take down TV antennas or satellite dishes. If you wish, we can arrange for a professional to take care of it.
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