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Old 05-04-2007, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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These are not computer speakers, they are speakers meant for a car, and they're in a speaker cabinet, for now. I just use them for a table for my computer. I was just wondering if it's, ok for my computer to be on top of it, because I saw how one of my CRTs next to it, changes color.
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Default Re: computer being near speakers.....

If they have a strong enough magnetic field, or are not magnetically shielded then they will cause data corruption on your hard drive.
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I don't know about that, but it's time to get a new table to be safe. I am kinda worried that, my computer has been on top of the speaker cabinet for several months back in Jan. when I built it. So far nothing bad happened.
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Default Re: computer being near speakers.....

i have z-5500s, where they say you must keep all electronics at least 2 feet away at all times. However, lcds wont be affected by magnetic fields since they use a grid system rather than electron cathode ray tube, computers and harddrives wont be affected if they are a reasonable distance away from the speakers (around a feet is fine), also i doubt a harddrive would face data corruption if placed on my subwoofer
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Yeah, as he mentioned, hard drive corruption is POSSIBLE, but not too likely. The worst part is the monitor if it is a CRT, AFAIK.

When I was in high school, a kid in my AP Programming (C++) brought this huge 1 or 2 pound magnet to class, and he opened up a PC, literally sat it ON TOP of the hard drive for a few minutes, and the computer still SEEMED to work ok for the rest of the year, except for the CRT was messed up after that...

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i doubt a harddrive would face data corruption if placed on my subwoofer
Maybe not if both are OFF, but if the sub is on, and the HDD is spinning, I wouldn't doubt that the vibrations could cause damage to the platters.
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Default Re: computer being near speakers.....

Well the speakers are never in use. And right now, I have the computer sitting on top of the speaker cabinets, and a CRT standing on the other.
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Default Re: computer being near speakers.....

wait wait hold up a second


did you just say that you have your monitor sitting ontop of a speaker???
-------o dear

well if the screen doesnt look messed up, i guess its ok, but if you move the monitor, i bet it will look different
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This is an older picture but, the monitor in the lower left hand corner, is sitting on the right speaker.
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ah, yea one of those old things, it should be good


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Hard drives use magnetic fields to write data. If you get magnets too close it can cause data corruption.
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