apples n' magnets

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by icookbook, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. icookbook macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2006
    I was just listening to my ipod, and set it down on the desk to the left my ibook (which is the side with the hard drive) and noticed static crackles from the ipod. :confused: Of course I immediately separated the two, but was surprised at the thought that the hard drive could have that much an impact on the ipod.

    Which brings me to one of my first thoughts when the macbook pro was released:
    What is the probability of damage if the magnetic power plug happens to graze across the hard drive?
    I can't remember it ever being discussed.
    In my mind computers and magnets just don't go together (although the mbp power cord is pretty cool)

    fun fact: ipod earbuds (which have magnets in them) can be used on a trackpad to control cursors :) he he
  2. mrkamputee macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2006
    Isn't the magnetic part of the power supply actually the connector integrated into the side of the macbook pro itself? In which case, you've got no worries that it's going to touch the hardware, since it's static.
  3. icookbook thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2006

    Duh, that makes a lot of sense. I don't know what I was thinking:eek:

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