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post #11 of 36
it's true, there is always a certain risk. But with or without the mag-tip, there is always the risk off damaging something when taking it apart or rebuilding it. I've been using mag tips on notebooks as well as desktops and never had problems with it. I'm speaking an average of 5 pc's a day for over a yearr so that makes a convincing total.

And if you know that every modern laptop has a magnetic switch (screen switch) inside that is muuuuch stronger than the mag tip off your screw-driver, I doubt that there is really that much risk in using it.
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post #12 of 36
Will work fine.
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post #13 of 36
I do, I think it is ok so long as you follow standard grounding procedures to discharge static. I wouldn't be touching CPU pins and such with it though,just screws.
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post #14 of 36
I do, just stay away from anything with memory(ram, hdds, I even avoid cpu's) I have never had an issue.
post #15 of 36
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I do all the time. I never one have had a problem. I think its a gimmick.
Try contacting the CMOS/BIOS chip and see what happens
    
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post #16 of 36
I've always used screw drivers that are only a little magnetic, just enough to carry a screw around and never had a problem. It's not like I rub it against other components so it's not like something will get damaged.
    
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post #17 of 36
Another magtip user here. I can safely say my screwdriver has never been the cause of component failure.
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Thread Starter 
thanks a lot guys

using it for the psu should be safe right
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post #19 of 36
I've been running a business upgrading, repairing, and custom building PCs for over 6 years now and I've always used a screwdriver with a magnetic tip. It avoids the frustration of trying to get your fingers into a tight place to remove the loosened screw. I've never had any problems with using it, but then I've never touched anything other than the screw I was removing with it. Just be careful and don't touch anything other than the screw with it.
   
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post #20 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartmasta View Post
thanks a lot guys

using it for the psu should be safe right
as this is your first build, I'm gonna say to stay away from using a magnetic tool.
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