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Just get one of these screw grabber things:
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post #22 of 35
If that thing can reach it, your finger probably can or you just have to shake the drive around, the convenience of the magnet screwdriver is that you don't have to grab the thing, it comes by itself!
    
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post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by Emmanuel View Post
...is that you don't have to grab the thing, it comes by itself!
Yeah that's what she said...
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post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by Nuxes View Post
Just get one of these screw grabber things:
Or he could just use a magnetic screwdriver, THEY WILL NOT HURT ANYTHING.
    
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post #25 of 35
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Or he could just use a magnetic screwdriver, THEY WILL NOT HURT ANYTHING.
Hey look; what I said!
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Hey look; what I said!
LOL.
    
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post #27 of 35
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LOL.
Ty ty ty!
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post #28 of 35
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actually, you might want to be careful and not use it around the SB, NB ,CPU area, or your ram. Even the small amount of magnetism can damage those. (the hdd though, even taken apart one and seen the super magnets? those are strong, and the HDD's are insulated enough that small magnetism won't effect them, just your chips are effected)

I did try to unscrew a old nvidia HS of an old card with a magnetic screw driver, and when i went to run the thing again (with the HS on of course!) the video was all messed up! severe ghosting of the VGA signal. and it worked before i messed w/ the HS.

You might want to be a little superstitious when it comes to CPU/Chipset/VGA/RAM as those are highly vulnerable to magnetism. ( i know i am!)
how would magnetism damage the SB, NB or CPU? hard drive I could understand though I would call it not common but those I would say unpossible.
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post #29 of 35
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how would magnetism damage the SB, NB or CPU? hard drive I could understand though I would call it not common but those I would say unpossible.
Agreed... I don't see how that makes any sense at all. The magnet messes HDD's up because HDD's use such inputs of recording data, it's like fighting fire with fire... A cpu is just a crap load of transistors right? How would that be affected?
    
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post #30 of 35
I've always been afraid of the risk of damage, but my impatience has always caused me to grab the nearest screwdriver available, which has always been a magnetic screwdriver of some sort.

They are quite handy, especially for putting little screws back INto tight places (*cough cough*damn MacBook*cough*).
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