Speaker - too close, results in damage?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fujikon, May 10, 2010.

  1. Fujikon macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Hi everyone, my macbook pro is currently living on top of a desk with a bookshelf-type speaker (I have limited space). Question is, am I causing any damage with the computer by having the speakers beside it? The speaker is currently about 6 inches away from the computer.
  2. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    No. Unlike old CRT monitors, LCD panels are not affected by magnetic fields. In addition, hard drives are not affected by anything but the strongest magnetic fields, and even putting a hard drive on the speaker magnet probably wouldn't have any effect on the stored data. The only issue I can think of is the sleep sensor, which picks up a magnet in the lid. It might accidentally trigger if it's too close to the speaker, but I suspect 6 inches is enough distance not to trigger it.
  3. Fujikon thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Awesome! Thanks for the helpful comment!

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