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#1 .Prodigy.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:27 PM

I'm thinking of buying a USB/Firewire HUB, and under the specifications, it says it comes with a magnetic stand attachment. I was planning on just using the HUB on top of my computer, but will the magnets affect anything inside?

Here's the product:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817111969

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:59 PM

I wouldn't think so... The magnet is not powerfull enough... looks almost like a fridge magnet...

But i'm no expert this is just my two cents untill someone else more inteligent then me comes around.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:00 PM

If on top of a computer case - then it's probably not a problem if the case is steel.

But if atop the monitor then that's a bit different. You might see some problems.
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:48 PM

I don't plan on putting it any where near the monitor. It would either go directly on top of the computer case (which is aluminum) or stuck on the side of it (depending on how my desk it set up and if it will even stick)

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:57 PM

It will distort the monitor if it gets too close, but will not have any effect on the computer itself.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 01:38 AM

A magnet can affect the CRTs degaussing machanisim, this will usually cause the colors to distort around the edge closest to the magnet. This is why manufacturers of computer speaker systems shield their speaker inclosures.

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 11:09 AM

I don't know why you all keep talking about monitors. I know that magnets can screw them up. I never mentioned monitors in my original post and I specifically said "I don't plan on putting it any where near the monitor."

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 11:33 AM

I don't know why you all keep talking about monitors. I know that magnets can screw them up. I never mentioned monitors in my original post and I specifically said "I don't plan on putting it any where near the monitor."


But if the magnets anywhere near it, it could cuase problems. I think their implying that since they and some people such as myself have their monitors very close to their Computer. Mine's 2-3 inches from my computer.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 11:40 AM

i used to drag magnets across my LCD monitor, just to see the color distortion :thumbsup:

tsk tsk on me.

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:37 PM

You can push on it with your finger and does kind of the same thing :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:59 AM

not that this applies to anything, one time we i was young i thought it would be funny to rub a magnet all of the TV....but my mother didnt.
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 10:23 AM

not that this applies to anything, one time we i was young i thought it would be funny to rub a magnet all of the TV....but my mother didnt.

LOL! Thats a bad idea. Reck the grey tube in it.
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 10:26 AM

not that this applies to anything, one time we i was young i thought it would be funny to rub a magnet all of the TV....but my mother didnt.


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