I hate the magnets in my macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by BryanDowdy, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. BryanDowdy macrumors newbie

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    I use my macbook for work (metal fabricator) and when I use it in the shop I get tons of metal dust around the magnets/charger. I've though about going back to a powerbook, but my cad program will only run on a intel mac. Are the any models of mac notebooks that are intel and do not have magnets?
     
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  3. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry- they all do... have done for a while.
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    They still use a magnet for the sleep switch, I believe.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    If that is the case, the PBs and iBooks should have magnets too, shouldn't they?
     
  6. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Pretty sure they do.
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    they do, or at least the aluminum powerbooks do, I think the G3 powerbooks where the last ones that didn't, but they may have had them, I don't remember.
     
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    Learnt something new today. Bastards.
     
  9. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Well there was no real design difference between the G4 powerbooks and the first MBPs, basically all Apple did was swap out the logic board for an intel one, and add a webcam.
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    That I knew, but the part about magnets for the sleeping mechanism. I thought it would be done via other means, but what I thought is lost in the stream of unconsciousness.
     
  11. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I think I'd be hating on the dust not the magnets :p

    Can you not get a dust cover?
     
  12. fifthplanecomin macrumors newbie

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    Remove the screen bezel carefully and remove the magnets.
    White/Black MacBooks screen bezels are just held in with tabs and a bit of double sided tape.

    Even if you snap the thin plastic bezel I'm sure you can get a replacement from a ASP for cheap if not free from a friendly tech...the bezels come with a top case replacement and are often never used with that service task.

    As far as your MagSafe power connector you'll just have to cover that with a shop cloth or MaGruber a lil pice of PVC pipe - basically just cut a notch in each side of the pipe so it form fits your MB like lego but provides a tunnel of metal dust free love for your cable.
     
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