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Old 12-02-2004, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, just wondering, will a magnetic screwdriver mess anything up in a computer if you work on it with one?
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Old 12-02-2004, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ive used them before and not messed anything up ... but i am not 100% sure that you won't mess anything up. I don't think anything in there is sensitive to magnets. Not like a TV picture tube.
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Rasp ..your right, wont mess up any thing..unless your in the back of your monitor , and there you will see a rainbow of colors if you get into the wrong place , and i should mention that also goes for the monitor as well
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Just dont use it to remove you hard drive, there you could have some problems, but everywhere else should be fine.
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Old 12-02-2004, 05:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I see, ok thanks a lot
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don't use it too close to your mobo or you will see a resistor or something pop
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ok, i'm not gonna do anything any time soon, just gettin all my p's and q's straight before i do, I don't want to mess up my system any.
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generally all that's needed is removing screws. As long as you aren't stabbing your motherboard with that tip, and getting the screws you'll be fine.
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As long as you aren't stabbing your motherboard with that tip, and getting the screws you'll be fine.


lol thanks
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well, things like HDD can be affected by it but its VERY doubtful due to its encasing. modern HDD are pretty well shielded. However, dont go taking the casing off and then start waving the magnetic screw driver near the HDD magnetic platers like some magic wand. As far as the MBD goes, older ones... yes. Newer ones have a thin layered coating on it that should protect it from minor contact.
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