Dell displays have magnets on the top and sides?!

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I just got an accessory kit for my iSight so I can properly mount it on my screen. I was playing around and tried the nagnetic mount for the aluminum displays on my Dell 1901FP... and it stuck magnetically!

    Question is... is this safe? If it is... then a heads up to all you Dell display owners - Dell displays work with iSight magnetic mounts too!
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    I'll have to try it on mine - interesting.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I thought the mount had the magnet, and the display had the metal :confused:
     
  4. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    yeah, that's how it is.
     
  5. generik macrumors 601

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    To test the hypothesis just turn the magnet around and see if it repels :rolleyes:
     
  6. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Chill guys, maybe I used the wrong word, but I think you guys get the idea... that the iSight magnetic mount works with Dell displays.

    Geez.
     
  7. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Smart thinking.
     
  8. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    It would be interesting to know if the Dell displays have this metal intentionally for this purpose or if its a coincidence just with metal being used for structure. If its the latter, it has the possibility of really messing up your display.
     
  9. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, if it wasn't made for it, it might not be such a great idea...

    ...but then again, aren't LCD not susceptible to magnets?
     
  10. adk macrumors 68000

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    LCD's might not be, but what about all the other electronic goodies inside?
     
  11. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    Only CRTs output gets distorted with magnets
     
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  13. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Today, I got up to find a dead keyboard, and my LCD suddenly blanking out a few minutes later. My keyboard and mouse are plugged in the LCD by the way. I tested the keyboard with another computer, and it's fine. I switched the LCD to the VGA input (that's used for TV and games) and it's fine. Took the iSight off, re-plugged in the keyboard and all seem to be fine.

    The iSight's staying off.
     
  14. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I have been using it on top of my Dell 2405fpw with no ill effects at all for weeks now, so it may be that the problems you are experiencing are be due to something else. Time to check out that screen. BTW the magnetic mount comes with the stock iSight packaging - why did you buy the additional accessory kit if that is all you wanted to do?
     
  15. maya macrumors 68040

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    All LCD displays have a metal frame inside that is wrapped in a plastic case.

    The components inside will not get affected as the magnet is too weak to cause damage. You would require some big and powerful magnets to do any damage on those pieces, which means if you have a big sub-woofer and its close to the display or any other electronics without a 2 feet clearance then it will be time to replace those damaged goods. ;) :)
     
  16. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Older iSight owners didn't get the magnetic mount...
     
  17. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    I got the iSight used. Only got the iSight itself - nothing else.

    If it's indeed something else, then guess it's not all that big of a deal... I got the Dell display used too. If it dies, it'll be an excuse to buy an Apple display earlier than anticipated :D
     

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