Speaker - too close, results in damage?

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

  1. Fujikon macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    Awesome! Thanks for the helpful comment!
     

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