iSight on mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ero87, Dec 19, 2006.

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    ero87

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    Hi friends,

    So I'm home from college for winter break, and I brought home my iSight (formerly attached to my iMac with the magnetic iMac connector) so that I could use it with my brother's Mac Mini. Here's the question - I only brought home the iSight and the magnetic iMac connector...

    Apparently, the top of the Mac Mini is magnetic - the connector sucks up to it right away. It also sucks up the Mini's powerbrick. My question is: Is placing a magnet on these surfaces safe? They seem like my best bets for positioning the iSight, but I don't wanna damage my bro's comp/battery.

    thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    Inside the top of the Mini is just the optical drive, so you should be fine there. I can't imagine that the magnet would be powerful enough to harm anything in it, or even in the power supply.
     
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    fivetoadsloth

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    yeah i really dont think itll harm anything the optical drive is on top and it shouldnt mess anything up
     
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    I agree that you should be fine setting it on the mini, although the power supply would be completely safe. Still, the HD is pretty far away, so the mini itself should be fine.
     
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    ero87

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    that's a relief, thanks! I wonder if the mac mini is magnetic intentionally, for isight purposes...
     
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    You should be fine.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    I think it is probably just metallic, and not magnetic. It would make no sense to put a magnet in a computer near a hard drive.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    The iMac has a magnet in it for the remote.
     
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    geislert

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    I wouldn't put a magnet on top of the mini and especially keep it away from the left side if you do. Some of the magnets used today have extremeely strong fields and its better to be safe when it comes to your data.
     

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