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I'm just posting this having moved my whole computer to a Lian-Li K60. I'm wondering whether or not it would be possible for my magnetic screwdriver to have damaged any of the components. It's obviously not a powerful magnet but I do have qualms about putting it near electronics.

Does a magnetic screwdriver have a chance of damaging my pc components?
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They're fine.
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post #3 of 13
Magnetic screwdrivers will not damage PC components (assuming you don't use it like an icepick and go crazy on it).
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yay, the magnets in the hard drive are more power full than the screw driver. don't believe me, take an old hdd apart and see for your self.
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post #5 of 13
nope. youre safe. even hard disk drives wont suffer from a magnetic screw driver. you need a ready powerful one to do so.
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post #6 of 13
I've used one, and all my components are working flawlessly.
Well, drivers aside. AMD sucks.
post #7 of 13
You would need a massive magnet duct-taped to the end of the screwdriver to do any sort of damage.
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post #8 of 13
Like everyone else said, they're fine. I always use magnetic screwdrivers cuz it's so much easier.
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post #9 of 13
they are great when you drop a mb tray bolt in a spot where your fingers dont fit.
    
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post #10 of 13
yay! I won't work on my PC without one!
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