Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › Okay to use a magnetic screwdriver?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Okay to use a magnetic screwdriver? - Page 4

post #31 of 36
I have been building computers for almost 30 years and back in the days of core memory or large platter disks, any magnetic field was frowned upon. With today's technology the magnetic field from a mag tipped screwdriver WILL NOT damage anything in your system.

In fact I now run a custom computer manufacturing line where I work and THE most used tool in our arsenal is the mag tipped screw driver. We have NEVER had any issues. NONE. My buddy who works for Net App also works in the production line and they also use mag tipped drivers. Just about every place I have ever worked on computers relies on mag tipped drivers. No problems. Ever. Not once. There is more of a danger of damaging the board when the driver slips off the screw and scrapes the mobo...

I just ran my mag tipped driver over a floppy for a couple of minutes and the disk is still readable with no corruption.
Gaming rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E8600 ASUS Striker Extreme eVga 8800 gts 640 OCZ Platinum 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD2500JS NEC DVD+-RW Windows XP SP3 2x LG L226WTX 22" widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Stealth Ultra Atx 600 Cooler Master CM690 Logitech Mx 518 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E8600 ASUS Striker Extreme eVga 8800 gts 640 OCZ Platinum 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD2500JS NEC DVD+-RW Windows XP SP3 2x LG L226WTX 22" widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Stealth Ultra Atx 600 Cooler Master CM690 Logitech Mx 518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #32 of 36
I've use mag tipped screwdrivers in the past. I've made it a habit to keep them away from my HDDs, or any magnetic media.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8400 DFI LP DK P45-T2RS eVGA GTX 650 Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2.8TB Total LG Super DVD Burner SATA VII Enterprise x64 Gateway FHD2401 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair VX550W NZXT Source 210 White Logitech G400 Razer Kabuto 
Audio
Creative Audigy 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8400 DFI LP DK P45-T2RS eVGA GTX 650 Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2.8TB Total LG Super DVD Burner SATA VII Enterprise x64 Gateway FHD2401 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair VX550W NZXT Source 210 White Logitech G400 Razer Kabuto 
Audio
Creative Audigy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #33 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxicrimsonixx View Post
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...
I use them while my computer is on.
Rig
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 4x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro Samsung 850 Evo Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2515H Happy Hacking Keyboard 2  EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Corsair 600Q 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G403 Steelseries QcK Mass M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.7 HT Gigabyte X58A-UD3R VisionTek 4870x2 3x4GB's G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB AAKS, 2x 640GB AAKS, 2x 1TB Samsung SH-S203B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2 Silverstone OP850 Antec 1200 [Three Nanoxia FX12] [Two San Ace 1011] Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3615QM GT 650M 16GB DDR3 256GB SSD 
OS
OS X Mountain Lion 
  hide details  
Reply
Rig
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 4x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro Samsung 850 Evo Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2515H Happy Hacking Keyboard 2  EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Corsair 600Q 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G403 Steelseries QcK Mass M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.7 HT Gigabyte X58A-UD3R VisionTek 4870x2 3x4GB's G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB AAKS, 2x 640GB AAKS, 2x 1TB Samsung SH-S203B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2 Silverstone OP850 Antec 1200 [Three Nanoxia FX12] [Two San Ace 1011] Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3615QM GT 650M 16GB DDR3 256GB SSD 
OS
OS X Mountain Lion 
  hide details  
Reply
post #34 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
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.
exactly... actually i have killed parts because i WASN'T using a magnetic screw driver, and i lost the screw. after not finding it, i just got another screw, and when the computer turned on the screw i lost shorted the video card out, and it died.
post #35 of 36
I first started using a magnetic when I was 16. I am now 22 and i still use one. Its good for hard to reach places or worrying of dropping a screw that falls behind the motherboards that's hard to get out without violently shaking the case! JK never did that before. But really I never had a problem with them at all, but others will probably say NEVER!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 285 Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD VelociRaptor 300GB LG 22X DVD Burner Windows Vista 64 Ultimate 2x Asus VH242H 23.6" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Reclusa Corsair 1000HX Antec 1200 Microsoft Intellimouse 
Mouse Pad
WoW WOTLK 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 285 Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD VelociRaptor 300GB LG 22X DVD Burner Windows Vista 64 Ultimate 2x Asus VH242H 23.6" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Reclusa Corsair 1000HX Antec 1200 Microsoft Intellimouse 
Mouse Pad
WoW WOTLK 
  hide details  
Reply
post #36 of 36
I just get a normal screwdriver and rub a magnet over it a few times and I'venever had any problems. Normally I'm pretty paranoid about expensive computer parts but dropping screws is just too much of a PITA.
Hello, I'm a PC
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3820 P9X79 PRO Windforce 7970 2 x 4GB Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB Spinpoint F3 1TB WD6400AAKS SH-203B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NH-D14 Windows 8 pro 64-bit S27A850D 226BW 
PowerCaseAudio
1000HX Corsair 550D Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
Hello, I'm a PC
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3820 P9X79 PRO Windforce 7970 2 x 4GB Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB Spinpoint F3 1TB WD6400AAKS SH-203B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NH-D14 Windows 8 pro 64-bit S27A850D 226BW 
PowerCaseAudio
1000HX Corsair 550D Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › Okay to use a magnetic screwdriver?