Solved Don't put laptop close to an appliance suas & TV speaker

August 26, 2012 at 18:10:58
Specs: Windows Vista
Don't put the laptop closer to an appliance suas: TV speakers a refrigerator that generates a strong magnetic field? What's the effect of the magnetic field that cause the laptop?

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August 26, 2012 at 20:51:01
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A strong magnetic field can corrupt the data on a hard disk.

However, the magnetic field for a TV is not going to be string enough to cause any damage. I had lap top sitting right next to a TV for many years without any ill effect.

As for a refrigerator, the vibration when the motor clicks in is more likely to be more harmful than any magnetic field.


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August 26, 2012 at 22:49:37
I'd have to doubt that a strong magnet would affect a hard disk even if you put it on top of it. The platters are totally enclosed in a metal casing which ought to shield them.

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