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post #21 of 36
Been using a mag tip here since 1989. No problems resulted from it. Might be safer than dropping a screw somewhere and losing it, later causing a short. Just be careful IMO.
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post #22 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartmasta View Post
thanks a lot guys

using it for the psu should be safe right
No problemo with that application for sure
    
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Been using mine w/ no problems so far Been meaning to get a regular tho, just in case....
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post #24 of 36
omg, just use one. I've built a dozen computers with them in the past 3 years and nothing has ever gone wrong. They're fine and not strong enough to do anything and long enough in contact with any of the computer parts.
    
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post #25 of 36
It's fine--the magnetic field of the screwdriver is SO small compared to what it takes to actually damage any components (like a platter hard drive) with a magnet, it doesn't matter.
    
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post #26 of 36
i use magnetic screw drivers at my shop, and when i took my A+ class they taught us to use magnetic screw drivers.

the magnet in the screw driver is not strong enough to do any damage, except maybe to floppy disks.
post #27 of 36
i always use magnetic! just dont touch the hard drive or anything important like that. just the screws! good luck
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post #28 of 36
I prefer using magnetic screwdrivers instead of dropping the screw and having to fish for it. Never had a problem to date.
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post #29 of 36
Why are a few members acting like magnetic screwdrivers are dangerous for hardware. I use them all the time; I just think some people are paranoid.

EDIT: I also use them for my HDD's all the time.
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post #30 of 36
I agree... magnets should be fine... I would start to worry about using magnets if the power was on, but I dont think someone wants to start removing stuff while the computer was on anyways...
     
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