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Lcd Screens And Loudspeaker Magnets


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#1 sipickles

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 11:39 AM

Remember CRT monitors? Remember all the lovely colours you could get by putting your huge soundsystem loudspeakers next to them? And remember how happy you were when the effect was permanent?

Well, I just upgraded to a lovely 20" Samsung LCD widescreen. I don't imagine a powerful electromagnet would effect an LCD screen in the same way as a CRT, but I don't want to experiment with my new toy.....

Can anyone clear this up for me?


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Posted 22 April 2007 - 04:22 PM

Not really sure, but half the models sold have built-in speakers
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 06:45 AM

I am pretty sure that a magnet will not effect them. I don't think it would be a good idea to test the theory though. CRT's had a function that allowed you to Degause the screen if it came into contact with a magnet. I don't know of any LCD that has this feature so I would say that it would not be an issue.
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:30 PM

Well being the nice person I am i decided to test this out for you. I took my 10lb Magnet and stuck it against my almost brand new 17" LCD (the warranty is still good). Nothing happened all is well.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:44 PM

You are both kind and wreckless. I am glad you suffered no illfate on my part.

Thank you!

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:52 PM

This was a great thread. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 04:37 PM

Well being the nice person I am i decided to test this out for you. I took my 10lb Magnet and stuck it against my almost brand new 17" LCD (the warranty is still good). Nothing happened all is well.



Is the magnet still OK?

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:19 PM

Lol, Being as lucky as I am, I stubled on to the cure. Try running an electric pencil sharpener infront of any magnetised screen. Pretend your washing it almost. Wala. All gone.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:48 PM

Is the magnet still OK?


The magnet is fine. I'm not crazy I just paid for the extended warranty and intend on using it.

BTW I didnt think anything would happen as I have set my LCD watch and cell phone in my Magnet tray at work and they still operate perfectly.

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