Magnetic sensor, of messing up my stuff?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sdneidich, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. sdneidich macrumors member

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    So I have a wallet with a magnet.
    When it is in my front pocket, and my macbook pro is positioned with the bottom left over it (where I believe my SSD is), the display powers off.

    Is this the result of a sensor, or am I F*ing up my hard drive?

    Either way, I am getting a new wallet.
     
  2. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    It's the lid closed sensor, I would assume. Those are usually magnetic based.
     
  3. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    That actually makes alot of sense. Never thought of that.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No the magnets in an HDD are a lot stronger than that; and your SSD doesn't even use magnetism to store data, so it's non-issue.

    You can be sure Apple wouldn't be using this form shutting the lid if it messed with data.
     
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