Wow i discovered something on the macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by farqueue, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    #1
    Hey people, i was using the front row remote today and realised that i could stick it up at the top right and top left of my screen via a magnet.

    Is it meant to do that? Or will it damage my apple remote and suck the battery dry?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. arcobb macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Location:
    Colorado
    #2
    Well it is cool... I'm pretty sure that the remote was not intended to be place there... too close to the glossy screen and over time a sure fire way to scratch the screen. The magnets that are there serve to keep the screen closed when the computer is not open.
     
  3. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

    NYmacAttack

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2005
    Location:
    NY
    #3
    I doubt it will damage the remote in any way; its only a magnet and should have no effect on its battery.
     
  4. 4JNA macrumors 68000

    4JNA

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    Location:
    looking for trash files
    #4
    makes me miss the good old days of magnets and really big expensive CRT monitors at school. wow, the fun and damage and freaky patterns...

    anyway, magnet + LCD + battery = no problem (other than the already mentioned scratches) :eek:
     
  5. Vidd macrumors 6502a

    Vidd

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    #5
    I noticed this a while ago but unfortunately it either obscures part of the screen or looks quite awkward.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #6
    The iMac has a magnet on its side, meant to hold the Apple remote in place. Therefore, all Apple remotes were made magnetic.

    The magnet on your MacBook is meant to hold the computer closed.

    While it may not be as strong, you can place the remote on the backside of the screen, there it won't scratch the screen. :)
     
  7. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
  8. makku macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    #8
    The magnet is there to hold the screen when you close the computer. I stick my iPods to the magnet sometimes :p. It is a pretty strong magnet.
     
  9. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    From Canada, living in Seoul
  10. freeflydrew macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Location:
    ny
    #10
    the battery is the part of the remote that connects to the magnet in the computer...
    there isn't an actual magnet in the remote besides from the battery
    (We took a few apart and were surprised by this)
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #11

    Wow, that is a pretty cool trick farqueue! :)
     
  12. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    #12
    You can attach it horixontally:)
    [​IMG]
     
  13. spriter macrumors 65816

    spriter

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    #13
    :eek: don't think I'll try that but I will see how the remote looks. That's a handy find.
     
  14. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    #14
    U lie. I cant stick my nano up there
     
  15. w7ox macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    #15
    Well, there's always chewing gum :D

    Phil
     
  16. makku macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    #16
    This picture is off a Japanese site but you can see it here http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/pcupdate/articles/0605/31/news023_2.html. I have tried it my self and iPod does stick to the magnet. Maybe Nano uses different kind of metal or its because the Nano does not have a hard disk.

    Anyways I do not recommend trying this! It may have bad effect on the iPod and I will not take any responsibility for any damage :eek:
     
  17. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    #17
    It won't do anything to a nano or a shuffle (no hard drive), but I'd be careful about doing it with a mini or full-size iPod.
     
  18. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

    bbrosemer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2006
    #18
    This is definetly not covered in the warranty when that scratches up the screen. ;)
     
  19. nickelbackmac macrumors regular

    nickelbackmac

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Location:
    Jonesboro, Arkansas USA
    #19
    I'd like to see if that works on my MBP 17. Sadly, it isn't home right now.

    To the OP: That's awesome! Now when my newly ordered BlackBook comes in I will try that.
     
  20. Diatribe macrumors 601

    Diatribe

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Location:
    Back in the motherland
    #20
    Exactly, how is this revolutionary? It is because Apple uses magentic latches to hold the notebook shut. Obviously wherever there are magnets metal will stick in case you didn't know ;)
     
  21. spriter macrumors 65816

    spriter

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    #21
    Well I just tried for kicks and the remote sticks but will cause scratches sooner or later. No chance of a 40gb Clickwheel staying there though, it's way too heavy. I get the feeling if I take my hand away it'll slam down to the keyboard leaving an indent before bouncing off onto the carpet, breaking the iPod.:p
     
  22. knackroller macrumors regular

    knackroller

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2006
    #22
    Can't you just put it on the desk next to the machine...........?:eek:
     
  23. benthewraith macrumors 68040

    benthewraith

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    #23
    No. :(

    Doesn't work for us MBP users. I've tried it with my remote. :mad:
     
  24. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    #24
    So did I, but it does obscure a small piece of the screen:(
     
  25. Vidd macrumors 6502a

    Vidd

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    #25
    My girlfriend owns a 17" Siemans-Fujitsu laptop and although it's nowhere near as stylish as the MacBook or the MacBook Pro, it does have one feature that I get a little technologly-envious over.
    The expresscard slot in her laptop houses a very slim media remote that launches and controls a Front Row like application. Although it is nowhere near as cool as the simplistic Apple Remote (having less tactile buttons while being covered in them and awkwardly thin) or smooth as Front Row, the fact that her remote is housed in the actual unit means she can't really forget it and it's easier than carrying the remote separately.

    It doesn't stick to the screen though. ;)
     

Share This Page