TSA expands new procedure for inspecting large electronics

- FILE - TSA agent at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (WTNH)

(ABC News) — Passengers at all U.S. airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone.

Security officers will ask travelers in regular lanes to take all larger devices out of their bag and put them in a bin by themselves, similar to the screening of most travelers’ laptops.

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Officials say it gives X-ray screeners a clearer picture of the devices.

The change won’t apply to Precheck lanes.

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The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the new procedure will go nationwide in the coming weeks and months. TSA has been testing it at 10 airports for more than a year.

The Department of Homeland Security has been changing rules for electronics on international flights because of the threat that terrorists could hide bombs inside laptop or tablet computers.

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