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Old 06-27-2007, 07:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i want to stick stuff to the side of my case with magnets but is it safe? i heard only neodymium magnets can damage a computer but how do i tell if its a normal magnet or if its a neodymium magnet?
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it can only really damage a hard drive especially if the magnet is strong. i suggest you to get a weak magnet and put it away from the hard disk so your data won't get corrupt.
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magnets are safe the only reason why it is dangerous to have them near a hdd is because the data is magnetically stored hdd's have super powerful electro magnets built in to them. If you have a CRT tv or monitor then magnets will distort the image
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I read that HDD already has a neodymium magnet inside to make the platter move. so im guessing im safe to put magnets on my case?
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the neodymium magnets comes in pairs that cancel each others out so there isnt an magnetic field. fridge magnets are safe, meodymiums on the case isnt
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Can't magnets also harm the components? Like if you move it all around across your mobo/cpu/ect?
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i guess it can affect the inductors
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i suggest no magnets or like one on the bottom left of left removeable side panel
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magnets are safe the only reason why it is dangerous to have them near a hdd is because the data is magnetically stored hdd's have super powerful electro magnets built in to them. If you have a CRT tv or monitor then magnets will distort the image
thats what i've heard too.... but will some1 will be willing to test this out (don't hold me liable.....)
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well, i have an old pentium 2 computer thats still working and has its HDD. i'm going to put some magnets on top of my HDD and see what happens.
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