Speakers and my iMac (magnetic shielding)

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by StokeLee, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. StokeLee macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2005
    Stoke-on-Trent. Midlands, UK
    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, but it does involve my iMac.
    im really short on space. I mean really short

    Now ive got a pair of floorstanding speakers that i know arent shielded, when i put them too close to my tv i got rainbow colours and stuff,, so i swapped my tv with my mac, and its now far enough away,
    my question is,, would the speakers cause any problems for my imac? I can see no short term effects, but im thinking long term,,,,

    thank you

  2. Passante macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2004
    on the sofa

    Any unshielded speakers can damage CRTs with the field from the speakers magnet. Keep unshielded speakers at least 2 feet from your CRT or you can cause permanent damage.
  3. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    of course, unless its a G3 iMac, there is no CRT. So I'd say that if the original poster has a G4 or G5 iMac, there shouldn't be any problems.
  4. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    with the G5 iMac in your sig you should be fine. the LCD screen wont have any damage. though only thing the speakers could effect is the HD but hard drives these days are very shielded and should be safe. just for fun one day i tried taking some really powerfull magnetrs and putting them ON and old 2GB HD (eseintially a worthless old HD that still functioned) and when i put the HD back in a computer it still worked fine!! so i think you are safe.

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