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I was measuring how much space my RAM would take up in my case with a measuring tape that had a magnetic tip/end. As I was placing the tip near the RAM slot, it stuck itself to a silver cap on the motherboard. I removed it immediately and the computer was off when it happened. Could I have damaged anything?
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Shouldn't be an issue. I use magnetized screwdrivers all the time on my computers thumb.gif
 
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post #3 of 11
I don't see where it would cause an issue either. As long as you're not keeping a strong magnet near your mechanical drives I think you should be fine.
post #4 of 11
Should be fine.

I too, use magnetized screw drivers! tongue.gif
 
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As long as you don't have a strong neodymium magnet covering your motherboard for a lengthy time.... of a month or more, then you should be fine. Now the quest begins to find a big enough neodymium magnet to fit over the motherboard...
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If you deliberately wanna kill your motherboard then go ahead. smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Benz View Post

If you deliberately wanna kill your motherboard then go ahead. smile.gif


I'm sorry but I have to agree with this guy.
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

As long as you don't have a strong neodymium magnet covering your motherboard for a lengthy time.... of a month or more, then you should be fine. Now the quest begins to find a big enough neodymium magnet to fit over the motherboard...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benz View Post

If you deliberately wanna kill your motherboard then go ahead. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by WhiteDragon32 View Post

I'm sorry but I have to agree with this guy.

Hey y'all, don't give advice if you don't know what you're talking about.

Magnetic fields will mess with your hard drive, that's it. A powerful magnetic field might mess with some of the circuits in your mobo while it's in operation, but it certainly won't cause any permanent damage.

Source: I'm an electrical engineer.
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Originally Posted by Traches View Post

Hey y'all, don't give advice if you don't know what you're talking about.
Magnetic fields will mess with your hard drive, that's it. A powerful magnetic field might mess with some of the circuits in your mobo while it's in operation, but it certainly won't cause any permanent damage.
Source: I'm an electrical engineer.

I have to agree with this guy, the only thing magnets will affect is mech HDDs. tho it takes one hell of a magnet so i wouldnt even worry about HDDs and magnets such as magnetic screwdrivers.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/116572/busting_the_biggest_pc_myths.html
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Traches View Post

Hey y'all, don't give advice if you don't know what you're talking about.
Magnetic fields will mess with your hard drive, that's it. A powerful magnetic field might mess with some of the circuits in your mobo while it's in operation, but it certainly won't cause any permanent damage.
Source: I'm an electrical engineer.

Sorry, seems I forgot the /sarcasm/ tags again. Sigh.

And did you even read my post? I said it wouldn't hurt it.
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