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Old 08-13-2015, 07:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Magnet in screen bezel?

Hey people -

Just opened up a Probook 430 G1 and noticed a magnet embedded in the bezel, when I align all parts up its not inline with anything at all! the closest part to it, is the screen hinges. never noticed a magnet in any laptop before so can someone please explain why its there?

Bet its something simple that im not aware of lol

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View image: WP 20150813 005[1] - magnet attached to bezel

View image: WP 20150813 006 - where it would rest when put together
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Magnet in screen bezel?

It just helps keep the lid closed when it's shut. You find them in a lot of laptops.
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It just helps keep the lid closed when it's shut. You find them in a lot of laptops.
Ive never seen that before, but that doesnt make sense as its by the hinge and not the top of the laptop...
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Maybe it provides just enough grip to be useful, but makes it a bit smoother than on the upper edge (which inevitably you have to pull harder to open, then you feel the resistance suddenly decrease.
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Help keep the list closed, or it's used in other versions of the laptop that use a stylus/touch screen and the magnet is there for the stylus to "hook" onto when using it in tablet mode.
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Help keep the list closed, or it's used in other versions of the laptop that use a stylus/touch screen and the magnet is there for the stylus to "hook" onto when using it in tablet mode.
Stylus makes more sense
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Just gonna throw this out there... Some laptops use magnets in the screen bezel to detect when the lid is closed, usually causes a switch on the other half of the laptop to close shut.
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Just gonna throw this out there... Some laptops use magnets in the screen bezel to detect when the lid is closed, usually causes a switch on the other half of the laptop to close shut.
^ That.
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