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Discussion in 'iPad' started by LadyHoneyBabe, May 17, 2010.
Can regular magnets erase an iPad and damage the flash drive or other parts?
Do it and let us know.
I don't think the magnet will harm the iPad. Some of the cases have embedded magnets
Ok, then the iPad cases with the magnets shouldn't have any affect.
I have a case with a magnet clasp. It was not designed to hold the iPad. I improvised. After nervousing I took it out.
I doubt there is anything that could be damaged. However, a magnet may affect the accuracy of the magnetometer (while the magnet is near the iPad).
Depends if the hamsters are wearing helmets or not
that is the best response so far. but honestly they tell you to keep magnets away from computers because if the magnet is strong enough it can erase the hard drive. the hard drive has a magnetic disk inside it and that is where all the data is stored.
The iPad doesn't have a hard drive.
Yes for conventional platter hard drives, but the memory in an iPad is all solid state. Solid state memory is more robust when it comes to magnetic fields. Even rare earth neodymium magnets have no effect on solid state memory, unless we are talking about thoses monster sized magnets.
So to answer the original poster's question. No, your run of the mill refrigerator magnet will not mess with your iPad's memory.
and if, by some chance you are near one of those super-sized magnets, you should be worrying more about your health and mortality than your iPad data! haha
Yes, my iPad is a chick magnet.
Mine has been know to attract finger prints!
dont do it.. hardware chips are not magnetically shielded.
Might they affect the compass?
Magnets will absolutely affect the compass.
and which "hardware chips" outside of the magnetometer will be affected by magnetism?
Not sure whether the iPad would be effected but I know from experience that I had an iPod Touch and a Belkin case which had a magnetic cover and it caused the touch to lock up and have to be restored a number of times when I used it. It was definitely the case too as my wife used it for her iPhone and it did exactly the same thing. There were a number of users who experienced the same problem and Belkin did acknowledge it and offer alternative replacements. This definitely put me off of magnetic cases although to be honest I prefer my iProducts naked anyway now.