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Magnetic Screwdriver

Question: Magnetic Screwdriver

My fan has become really loud. So, I thought its about time to clean the inside of my computer and the fan. But what I did was, I opened up the fan case using a magnetic screwdriver (Idiot Me). I did not touch any of circuits and actual hardware with the screwdriver. I did it this morning and every things seems fine except that firefox is acting up. Unto the question: I was wondering am I likely to see any damage done to my computer later on?Thank you

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Preferred Solution: Magnetic Screwdriver

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Answer: Magnetic Screwdriver

The connection between Firefox and your magnetic screwdriver should be practically non-existant. What kind of problems do you have with Firefox?

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anyone know where I can get a screwdriver that fits the back
of my computer. It is a compaq laptop, the screws are not
straight or philips, the are a sort of "star" shape and very tiny.
I tries a eyeglass screw set driver but that was too small.
Thanks
 

Answer:Where to get Screwdriver at ?

You're referring to either hex or, more likely, torx. I've always had the best luck with Craftsman tools (at almost any Sears). You could also check Radio Shack.
 

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Hello everyone. I am Big Guy Zee and I've just signed up to the lenovo forums today with an issue that you guys could help me with. I've had my IBM T42 (model-type 2373-Q91) for over a year now and it's not too bad, it came with 1GB of RAM but as most of you know it can take 2GB of RAM. It can still be slow at times so I'm considering an upgrade. Now unfortunately, Im pretty sure that both of my RAM slots are used up. One slot is easy to access (in the base, which is being used up) but the other is underneath the keyboard! (come on, why under there?) I know a place where I can get a couple of cheap1GB RAM sticks but there is one problem, for me to access that heard-to-reach slot I have to un-screw a lot of screws, and I can't find a decent screwdriver that's the right size. I've used the smallest I could find but still no luck. So I was wondering, have any of you taken out the keyboard of your T42? What type of screwdriver did you use? Was it special in any way? Could I find it online (seeing as I'm from the UK)?  I've got an OK screwdriver for the easy slot but a part of me wants to upgrade in full. Can you help? Thank you













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Answer:A screwdriver for my T42...

Download this PDF: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/39t6192_01.pdf And got to Document page 79 (PDF page 85) and follow the instructions. hth Madi

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Hi there, I have to take off from a netbook its screen. On various it forums it says I need a flathead or a phillips screw driver. Thing is though is that I imaagine that there are lots of those around, so can you tell me which one I need? TIABelcanto

Answer:What screwdriver do I need?

Flat (electrical) screwdriver 3mm. Philips #0 or Philips #1A pack of jewellers screwdrivers has these sizes.Magnetic bit holders with an assortment of bits are useful. Or a tiny piece of BluTak moulded onto tip is useful when removing/replacing screws in recesses.CD/DVD marker pen (fine). Mark cables and connectors as you take them apart.Take static precautions frequently. Especially if you move around over a carpet.I stick a screwdriver into the earth of a socket. Or touch water pipe/radiator bare metal (lick finger)Not through paint, its an insulator. Good lighting/workarea/torch/magnifying glass.Use fingers and nails or flat metal when prising plastic pieces apart. Screwdriver will chew the plastic.Download the maintenance service manual guide beforehand. And look for YouTube videos for your model or general ones.Google "how to replace laptop screen"Print out if no second computer to see while laptop in bits.I usually squeeze a blob or 4 of superglue onto a piece of scrap paper and dip the screws in and get the tiniest amount of glue possible on the end of the screw when reassembling.Use the magnet bit or screwdriver + BluTak when doing this.I don't have nice red, green or blue Threadlock.It doesn't lock the screws in permanently, just helps them stop coming loose inside.I think that's all except good luck and take your time.

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I have opened my lenovo yoga to upgrade the ssd but don't have a phillips screwdriver small enough for the screws holdingthe metal piece down. I went to radioshack and the smallest they had was 00, which was too big. Ive looked on amazon but am not sure which size I need. It looks like it's measured in mm. Any help? Thanks.

Answer:Help w/ screwdriver for upgrading SSD

hi gerbila,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
According to page 41 of the hardware maintenance manual, the type of screw on the SSD is a:
 

 
You will need a screwdriver like this or similar to remove it.
 
 
Hope this helps.
 

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Although I do not do a lot of fiddling around with computer parts, I have recently removed a HDD and CD/DVD drive from a old laptop to place in enclosures. I managed with the small screwdrivers that I had in my possession until I came to removing the bracket from the back of the cd/dvd dive so that I could place it in the caddy, and found that nothing I had would fit the 2 small screws that held the bracket on.Trying to use the wrong type will only make things worse. My question is are all computer screws the same type e.g. Posidrive, Philips, Torx ect and can you recomnend a screwdriver set that will cover what I may need.

Answer:computer screwdriver set

I bought a set of 2 screwdrivers from qvc which had interchangeable bits. They came in 2 sizes normal and very small. They also have the advantage of a flexible shaft if you need to get into awkward places. The screws on most caddies are normally philips type and any multibit set should do.

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Question: Tiny screwdriver

I'm replacing the backlight in my Toshiba Portege and can't find a screwdriver small enough. I bought a set described as 'watchmakers' containing Phillips 000, but it aint small enough. What size crosshead screwdriver should I ask for ..... basically if you can see it, it aint small enough.

Answer:Tiny screwdriver

try a sharp pointed thin bladed knife, take care of course

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Hi, i need to open inside of my X201 myself because i dont trust technical services. could you please tell me which screwdriver set and tools should i use like IBM technicians use? i d like to buy one set like they used. thanks





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Answer:Screwdriver to open X201

Hi Priority,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
You can purchase any screwdriver kit for laptop, which you can get it online. And use ThinkPad X201 HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual) if you want to replace any hardware parts.
 
ThinkPad X201 HMM
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I have a Lenovo Yoga 3, and I want to clean out the fan. The problem is, I don't know what screwdriver size to use, and I don't want to buy the wrong one. Thank you!

Answer:What screwdriver should I use for a Lenovo Yoga 3?

Yoga 3 Pro or Yoga 3 14?

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where can i find one of these sets that include ones that work with hdd's and other screws that arent the positive or negative tips on themie. hdd's have wierd shaped ones on them

Answer:computer repair screwdriver set.

click herecheap too...(santos7)

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Hey guys, just wondering, will a magnetic screwdriver mess anything up in a computer if you work on it with one?

Answer:will a magnet screwdriver mess anything up?

Ive used them before and not messed anything up ... but i am not 100% sure that you won't mess anything up. I don't think anything in there is sensitive to magnets. Not like a TV picture tube.

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I'm looking to upgrade my W530 with a 3720M processor and 4 GB factory RAM. I can't find out my RAM's specifications like voltage, timing or mhz from the BIOS and I don't want to run into compatibility issues, so can anyone suggest some compatible 8 GB RAM sticks, as well as a screwdriver or screwdriver kit to remove the back two screws? Thanks.

Answer:W530 compatible RAM + Screwdriver

Pompous, 
 
Here is your Hardware Maintenance Manual:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM014941
 
Your PSREF will show you how much RAM is supported depending on your processor, etc.  You can have up to 16GB in the dual-core model and up to 32GB in the quad-core model. 
 
The PSREF is here:
http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/tabook.pdf
 
Any PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3, non-parity, dual-channel capable RAM is supported. 
 
The W530 ships with memory under the keyboard.  It should be easy to install additional modules by removing the bottom memory door cover.  I think any small screwdriver should work fine.
 
Your System Service Parts List is here:
http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/W530_FRU_BOM.pdf
 
Hope this helps.
 





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Hello guys
I have a pc with corei7 cpu and asus motherboard
while moving into new place I happend that the case bumbed againsed hard surfaces 2 times. so when I tried to start my pc it did not work. actually it was no POST ,no display case, simply the desktop start and then shuts down after couple of seconds. when I opened the case I found that the heatsink was litle bit displaced and not attached properly , ant way I fixed it in place but still the same problem again no-post and no-display and eventually the whole thing shut down .
again I opened up the case and started by removing memory sticks and video card one by one,here where I noticed that the start botton stoped working and I cannot start the desktop at all . I have noticed that the motherboard botton is on , I tried to check the power switch cable but it was in place any way I took it off and tried to start it using the screwdriver-short method , but nothing happened
what does that mean is all dead !!!!

thank you so much for reading this long description
 

Answer:PC won't start even with the screwdriver-short

The best way to check if everything is working is to bench test the entire kit.

make sure you have a clear working area and ideally an antistatic surface.


Remove all components such as RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Drives, Optical Drives etc
Now remove the motherboard from the casing and place on a flat clean surface.
Remove PSU unit form case.
Check to see if the motherboard has a VGA port on it. If it does then plug your monitor into the VGA port. If it doesnt you will need to plug in your graphics card to use the monitor.
Insert a RAM module into the Primary RAM slot on the motherboard. This is normally the one CLOSEST to the CPU socket & heatsink. Also plug in the PSU unit. -

NOTE: some graphcis cards require a molex adapter from the PSU unit to work properly
Turn on and using "the screw driver" method conect the two power pins on the mothorboard start panel. IF everything is working the PC should BOOT and you should get a POST screen and be able to get access to the BIOS.
Hopefully if everything is ok you should now be able to rebuild your tower by pluggin in the hard drive and optical drive ect and seeing if you can BOOT to the OS.

If you are still having problems AT STEP 6 you may wish to try replacing the memory modules or removing the CPU and heatsink and reinstalling them. It could be that some pins got damaged etc. Also try replacing any SATA (or IDE) cables just in case they got damaged.

NOTE: When removing the CPU, if you do, I recomm... Read more

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My External Cirago CST 4000 stopped working so I'm Taking it Apart to get the Hard drive out Of The case. I Don't Know What Kind of Screwdriver I need To Take Out These Kind Of Screws..

This Is The Picture Of The Screws.. Please HELP ME




 

Answer:What screwdriver do I need for my Cirago CST 4000?

The type of fastener appears to be security torx although it would have been better if the photo view was straight on. There are different sizes but it's hard to tell from a picture what size this is. Security torx usually comes as a bit socket. This one will be 1/4" drive or 3/8" drive.
 

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i was looking inside my computer and saw something in a slot that was a little loose. i got a screwdriver and tried screwing it in but the screwdriver fell and hit the motherboard. i got the screwdriver out and put the side of te case back on and tried turning on the computer but it wont work! please help i used my spending money to eat only 2 nutella sandwiches a day to save up for this! please help
 

Answer:Help screwdriver hit motherboard when screwing something in!!

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Hi guys, well yeah, I accidentally the bottom part of my motherboard of my laptop under the mouse buttons, not sure what I hit as I see no scratches but my sound no longer works. I have reset bios and reinstalled drivers to see if that would reset it or something but the problem is still there. Any ideas on if I have short circuited it and if there is a repair?

The laptop is an Acer aspire 5630. Running Win 7 if that matters

thanks for your time
 

Answer:Hit screwdriver on motherboard, no more sound

Oh and both speakers and headphones do not work
 

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Question: Magnetic RAM

Anyone know when it will hit production?...?

Answer:Magnetic RAM

yo agex000, MRAM is meant to hit production over the next few years and be ready for sale say in 2006. Some websites say that IBM, in cooperation with Infineon, if they can make MRAM chips small enough and cheap enough, we could see them in computers by the end of 2004. (i pretty much doubt that though).

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i am lost as to which screwdriver i need to remove the cover around the fan and heat sink, my p 10 is over heating now all the time and im hoping its because, of dust and dirt that has been sucked in over the last year and a half, the screws i need to open are an actual star shaped screw, not the normal philips star like the rest of the screws on the unit, I hope someone here can point me in the right direction as to where i can get one of these scredrivers........... thank you

Answer:what screwdriver to use to remove fan cover on satellite p10

Hi

Sorry but your question is a little bit laughable for me. Before you wait for some answer Google a little bit around or ask in some store for tool kit.

My last notebook was Satellite P20. It is the similar unit just a little bit bigger but with the same screws. It is not recommended to use non-original screwdriver but I have done it. Please don?t do this because of screw damaging.


Bye

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Hello! I am looking for beste screwdriver Set for Lenovo Thinkpad P70 Workstation. PH00?  Is this right? What Type/What Company? Thanks for answers!

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Ok, I had an older computer in which I had to touch some pins with a screwdriver to start it up. Well last night after turning the computer off but using a screwdriver (while he computer was frozen), I tried to turn it back on and for some reason it is having some problems. Maybe I'm not using the correct object or started touching the pins in the wrong direction, but someone who is experienced in this please give me some proper directions.
 

Answer:Touching the motherboard with a screwdriver to start it up

The only pins on the board that are going to turn the system on are the power switch pins or if it is already on the reset switch pins.

I think it would be a good idea to replace the power switch and use that instead of a screwdriver.

If you really need to, swap the reset switch leads with the power switch leads. You can now turn the system on with the reset switch; you just do not have reset capability.
 

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im wondering if magnets do any harm to computer parts like video cards etc. because the screwdriver i have is slightly magnetized. and ill be using it to do some work on my videocard, screwing and unscrewing screws basically
 

Answer:Solved: using a slightly magnetized screwdriver

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Can magnetic screwdrivers mess up (magnetic fields/etc) parts inside a laptop?

Answer:Magnetic scewdrivers...

Hello Urbangolden,

It would take a lot stronger magnet than the usual ones used with screwdrivers to possible have an affect, so I would not worry about it.

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My question----------------------
Why Nokia-Lumia 525 phone does'nt support ANY compass app? I wish to have it on my phone.

Answer:Magnetic compass app

The Lumia 525 doesn't have compass hardware. That's probably why the apps don't work. You need to get one that works with GPS.

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Question: Magnetic Fields

Ok, now i'm sorry, but this is the third topic i have made due to my dad being fussy about me turning off my computer at night.

After telling him that radiation coming from my computer will not dangerously harm me, he then said something about magnetic fields generated from the motors in the fans and all the other electrical components. WHAT THE F...!

Please tell me this is a myth and hes talking a load of nonsense.. otherwise please reply with your thoughts/answers,

thank you.

Answer:Magnetic Fields

You should just take your computer to your friends, jeez.

At least your friends parent's aren't snobs

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Question: Magnetic USB Port

We recently purchased some X201 laptops for use by our field staff.  When creating an image for the machines and booting from a USB drive, I found that one of the USB ports was magnetic and it attracted the USB plug to it. The port in question is located between the fan and the VGA port. I have tested each of the other laptops that we received (30+) and they all have the same USB port magnetized. All of the other USB ports on the laptop are not magnetized.  Anyone know why it is like that?

Answer:Magnetic USB Port

I don't know if this can be the problem. but lateral cooler has a magnetto inside like ALL air fans. This is just a part of it inner architecture. 





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I'd like to have the best tools for my job as computer repair tech. I know there're several types of screwdriver tips used, chrome-vanadium, steel, etc.
In my humble opinion: the black tipped chrome-vanadium are somewhat soft, get easily stripped but don't strip screws as easily.
Silver steel tipped tips are harder and when they get worn out, they can strip screws easily.
What are the best screwdrivers in your experience, I'D RATHER YOU ANSWERED WITH TYPES RATHER THAN SPECIFIC BRANDS, WHICH ARE MANY TIMES UNNECESSARILY EXPENSIVE.
I use Phillips 000,00,0,1. Pentalobe 1.2 and Torx 4 to 10 screwdrivers most often.

My idea is that, whatever type you use, you must change them every few months because they'll wear out and strip screws. Am I right?

Many thanks for reading my post
 

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I recently donated a computer to a friend of mine (4200+ on an nf-m2s) ...... and it lasted all of about 1 month before it had 4 flat tires and a .DLL serial murderer appears to have gone on a gold paint huffing spree, and played a little tetris with the registry while he was at it.

My fault. His user account was the admin. He isnt a computer "idiot" so to speak, but has plenty of friends who I wouldn't let use the eraser on my pencil, much less his computer. I figured he'd keep people from screwing it up, I was wrong.

So, now that I am doing a full re-install of windows 7 i'd like to at least do what I can to prevent the proverbial "screwdriver to the OS" this time around. I have not had to screw with any sort of microsoft permissions on the group/user level since I took a microsoft MSE course designed for NT server. Obviously that has been a while....

I would like for him to be able to install programs, browse the web, various usb devices. But I also don't want him to call me every 3 days because his machine won't give him permission to change his desktop background. After looking at the default windows 7 users and groups this is what I guess I am going to do..

Create new admin account, for myself. I need full control/all/all/special permissions yadda yadda yadda. Assuming I just need to add it to the "Administrators" group? Anything else I need to do?

Disable old admin account.

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Answer:How to prevent windows 7 users from jamming a screwdriver into the OS?

power user group "might" be what you want. would allow him to change some stuff.

Remote desktop only works if you configure a way to get through his router to the computer (assuming his computer doesn't have a public IP). remote assiance would require something to start the session as far as i know.
 

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Have a duff internal wireless card, and need to replace same. Stuffed because Toshiba use some weird kind of screwdriver on the coverplate screw. Looks like a cross between an allen key and a posidrive. Anyone know what it is and what name it goes by so I can order one?

KB
 

Answer:Curious screwdriver - Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop

Sounds like a "Torx" screw. Like a star with 6 rounded points. If not a photo may help.
 

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Can someone give me a link to buy some screwdrivers that will work to open the lenovo Y580 back side. I don't wanna buy uncessary tools and later realize they don't work. Which ones are you using to open up and do they work for Lenoo Y580?













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Answer:What kind of screwdriver do I need to open Lenovo Y580?

Hi ninjamonke,Thanks for posting. To be honest there isn't a specific type of screw driver I would recommend you to buy to open up the machine. Personally when it comes to opening up machine I personally use a "Phillips" head type of screw from the collection of the standard 6 piece precision screw drivers I have. Though however I had tried a screwdriver with a magnetic head. That really helped with reassembling the machine back together.For further confirmation on assembling and reassembling you machine I would suggest you consult the hardware maintenance manual from the below link.http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_y480_y580_hmm_1st_edition_mar_2012_english.p...Hope this helps.Regards

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Hi,
I want to remove the cover of a Dell XPS 15 9560 to change the hard drive and the thermal paste.
What type of screwdriver I need?.

What about this set of screwdrivers:
www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_8

Answer:Screwdriver type to disassemble a Dell XPS 15 9560

You'll need a small Phillips screwdriver and a T5 Torx driver as well.

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Hi,

my manual says that I need a "point size 0 phillips screwdriver" to access the RAM and HD.

I bought one off amazon and the screws are way too small for the screwdriver. I also bought a box of 11 precission screwdrivers and none of them fit.

What screwdriver do I need??

Thanks

Answer:Satellite R830-143 - what screwdriver do I need to remove RAM cover?

I don?t have this notebook model but it cannot be so complicated to identify which screws are used.
Compare screws with screw types and use right screwdriver.

It cannot be so problematic.

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I have less than 40% remaining on my battery life, which is quickly depleting. What sort of screwdriver do I need to open the bottom portion of the battery on my Lenovo Ideapad 310?

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This may sound ridiculous, but could wearing a magnetic bracelets that some folk wear for pain relief effect a PC in any way?

Answer:magnetic bracelets can they affect PCs?

i doubt it because it is such a low level in my opinion.johnny.

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I have been made aware credit card magnetic strips destroy each other when placed on top of the other in a persons wallet. From ppls experience and my own.
Small detail:
but I do not want to destroy my two (256) Memory Modules
I received with my Dell.
I purchased one 512 MB and installed it. Tech states slots must contain two by two same size. Therefore I must have another 512 before I can install the 2 smaller modules.
Question is could the 256 be stored in the 512 pkg. on top of each other and if yes will tissue, or saran wrap be sufficient to layer between the two with out any damage??
 

Answer:Solved: Magnetic inquiry

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Do CRT monitors have a magnetic shield around them so that the speakers don't interfere with the rays and stuf? I was just wondreing if there was any of that foil stuff that doesn't let magnetic fields go through. Thanks!

Answer:CRT monitors and Magnetic Shield

It might, but usually its the other way around. PC Speakers and magnetically shielded.

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Help me handle the usua message that "the disk cannot be opened by windows or is not formated"

Answer:Magnetic storage disks

My Computer >> Right click the drive that needs to be formatted >> Format >> Select the appropriate file system >> Press "Format".Google is your friendwww.google.com-----------------------Keyboard not present,press F1 to continue...

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I'm the biggest noob ever How bad could it be ? I'm freaking out here..

Magnetic screwdrivers= OMG!

N/M I shoulda' just searched it..I think I'll be ok.. Delete this if ya want
 

Answer:Solved: Magnetic screwdrivers

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ok, probably a dumb question, for a change , can you use a magnetic tip screw driver for pc work or is that a no,no. I've been afraid to use one because or all the magnetic drives, ram etc. I dont imagine that it would hurt the motherboard but didnt want to chance it. They would realy help out with all the tiny little screws but i didnt want to wreck something. Who hasnt had the fun of chasing around a mob screw that falls under your board just when you got all the other ones in, and then you turn your case upside down to get it out, but you never see it fall out, so your wondering if you should chance it, but then you let out a few expletives and take the whole board out again just to be sure its not under there waiting to fry your $150 mob, yeah this is fun, you tell yourself in disgust.
 

Answer:Magnetic tip screw driver?, yes or no

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I recently purchased some previously viewed dvd's from Blockbuster and I want to back them up. However, they have the foil strips on the outside side of the disc. Can this still be copied using dvd cloner or dvd x software? Will this mess up my burner in any way?

All info is appreciated, thanks : )

Answer:copying dvd's with magnetic strips

CD's and DVD discs are not magnetic, they work on roughly the same principle as vinyl records, you know those scratch records disc jockeys use. they have physical pits on them running in a spiral groove. so magnets have no effect on them.

think about this though: if those manetic strips damaged your dvd player, why would blockbuster have them? they could get sued for damages to your hardware. on the other hand, just don't tell them you are copying their movies, dvd-x-copy has been banned

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can someone link me one that works with XPS systems?
I bought this and it didn't work with my XPS (9250) but works with my Pixel XL
I assume it has something to do with the higher voltage/amperage requirement...

Answer:Type-C magnetic connector

Hi moarcoars,
Thanks for posting.
This device is not supported by Dell, and is not available.  If the computer is damaged by using a power adapter other than the one prescribed for it, the warranty would not cover the damages.

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Very recently I noticed that the colour was a bit odd on the left hand side of my moniter. To test if it was the moniter or the graphics card i found another moniter, put it on the floor near the pc and observed it with a block of plain red. The red faded into a orangy colour need the left side (the right side of the moniter was nearest the pc btw). To get a second opinion I called someone upstairs to look at it. I turned it towards them so they could see it and the left side went fine.

So, i turned the moniter to face the pc and the problem worsened on the left side. I put the moniter very close to the PC and the left side faded into black and white. What is wrong? I'm assuming a magnetic field from the PC but I have never noticed it before. I could buy a screen but I want to know why the computer is creating such a large field. Will it be affecting me? Damaging anything? Surely a hard drive couldn't cope with an external magnetic field? Please enlighten me.

[edit] with the other moniter when i turned it to face the computer the problem got worse. However, my moniter on my desk - when I turn the moniter toward the computer the colour distortion goes away.

[edit2] I tried moving things around. I unplugged my subwoofer and put it in the corner, moved the PC and the moniter away. Nothing happened. However, I plugged the second moniter in again without the subwoofer near it and the problem had gone. I moved the subwoofer near the screen and it distorted it. Obviousl... Read more

Answer:Moniters and Magnetic Fields

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Hello. A friend of mine has had a problem with her computer. She gets a error message that reads "magnetic shutdown". Any idea what that means?
She turns on the computer, and gets the message, then it shuts down. Wasn't sure if it was virus related or not.

Thanks
 

Answer:Magnetic Shutdown error in XP

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I have question well I get my other question answered.

Can you put in CD or DVD into computer with magnetic strip on it like one used at library to stop shoplifter?

I thought magnetic strip are not good becuse hard-drives work on magnetism
 

Answer:magnetic strip and computers

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Anyone who is familiar with the Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu Linux should have noticed a certain characteristic about the windows. When a window is moved sufficiently close to another window, to any task-bar, or to the edge of the screen, the edge of the active window snaps to the other object and gives the slightest bit of resistance when pulled away. It is as if the windows are slightly "magnetic." This is very helpful when aligning windows and organizing workspaces. The Windows program called Steam behaves the same way, as do the Windows 7 desktop gadgets. This is how I would like all windows to behave in future Microsoft Windows releases, but I don't know how to go about suggesting this to a Microsoft representative.

I am not a software developer, so I cannot program this functionality into Aero, or I most definitely would. It shouldn't be that difficult though, especially for an experienced programmer. Just thought I'd open this up for discussion.

Answer:Magnetic Window Edge

Good idea really.

MS does check this forum out from time to time maybe they will see this thread.

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hi guys, i'm having a T420. i realized that the area on the right next to my touch pad is magnetic! is this normal?   regardsCG













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Answer:magnetic area near touchpad

 Yes, it is normal. It "informs the machine" that the lid is closed. Regards,-30-





I love my LENOVO.T 410s, WIN 7, 128 SSD, 64 Ult.I do not work for LENOVO.

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Would like to know if anyone makes a magnetic cover for the surface pro that is void of a keyboard?I don't want to use a keyboard but have the magnetic cover that covers the screen nonetheless

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Has anyone tried to purchase and use the magnetic camera lenses with the Lumia 950? I am curious to see if they would be beneficial and work with the metal ring around the camera on the back.
Thanks

Answer:Magnetic Camera Lenses - Lumia 950

Originally Posted by bsjackso Has anyone tried to purchase and use the magnetic camera lenses with the Lumia 950? I am curious to see if they would be beneficial and work with the metal ring around the camera on the back.
Thanks there's this thread: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...758.1464948386
Though no one on the thread has mentioned 950

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OK, I just can't figure this out, and the "help" isn't any help at all. I've gotten to the point where my shape is "lassoed", with the dotted lines running around the edges, but what now? I'd like to lose the parts outside the selection and save the lassoed part as a new image with transparent backgroud, but nothing on the right click menu works or makes any sense.

Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Solved: Magnetic Lasso in PS Elements

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I've just bought a KDE KT-2200 (RS-232) Magnetic Card Reader. The manual says that I just plug it into my serial port and it should work straight away. This is not the case!Does anyone know if I need drivers to work one of these things?

Answer:Magnetic Card Reader Problems

I think that you will need drivers for it - does the manufacturer have a website with drivers for you to download? Have you tried anything else on the serial port? It may be that it has been disabled perhaps.

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Hey, in my own view, they don't, since I use them and never had a problem. The magnets in a screwdriver tip are just not strong enough to harm anything. Unless you went and rubbed it right on a floppy disk platter. But that's just my experience. What do you think?
 

Answer:POLL: Do magnetic tools really hurt anything?

Your asking people to make a judgement on something that can only
be determined by controlled experiment.Electromagnetic effects are not a matter of opinion.
 

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Checking PriceWatch.com for an inexpensive 40GB drive, and I'm finding a whole bunch of listings for HDDs from "Magnetic Data Technology".

I have not previously heard of this company, and their website doesn't help.
http://www.magneticdata.com

Can anybody share experiences with their equipment?
 

Answer:HDDs by Magnetic Data Technology

negative, hadn't heard of them before you made this post.
I'd research their business background before buying from them, try and find some reviews @ storagereviews.com
 

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Hi,

I'm looking for a keyboard with an integrated credit card reader for my small business' use. I don't need a software solution for it, just something that can read cards and dump their info (name, credit card number..etc) into a text field or a document.

The solution I'm looking needs to be plug'n'play with XP minimum.

Any suggestions?
 

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Go to this url for BBC article of today, 7-10-06:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5164110.stm

{redoak}
 

Answer:New magnetic recording advance for HDDs

This has been in the talking stages for a long time. However, it's no challenge for hard disks, because the data density and the cost/byte will be prohibitive.
 

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I just bought a Hp Active Stylus which is said to be magnetic on one side that can stick to the lib of my spectre X360. However I find it is no magnetic  at all. Is it a general problem or I am just so lucky?

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hey,

i have a fairly large sound system (15'' sub woofer included ) that i use for my computer.
the sub has a huge magnet, a good 15-25 cm wide 5-8 cm depth.
the sub is about a metre and a half away from the PC, so will the magnetic field affect it?

Answer:how do magnetic fields affect Computers?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Damonlandsdown


hey,

i have a fairly large sound system (15'' sub woofer included ) that i use for my computer.
the sub has a huge magnet, a good 15-25 cm wide 5-8 cm depth.
the sub is about a metre and a half away from the PC, so will the magnetic field affect it?


No more the the sonic vibrations. If both are well grounded and the wired shielded probably not. Why you would want to work on a computer 5 ft from a 15" sub is beyond me but hey im deaf from doing the same thing

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hey all. I have a 1tb sata hard drive i use to store mass amounts of very important files and music.
a few years back it stopped working and i never decided to check it out. recently i have been trying to fix it. the main problem was that it would NOT turn on when plugged into the computer. I ordered a new CORRECT pcb for it and it now TURNS ON!
But here is the catch. It turns on but the computer will not pick it up and when i hold the hard drive it feels VERY magnetic. like the feel you get putting 2 magnets together
is there anyway to fix this drive or have my computer just see the files I REALLY need the files off of it.

I am even willing to send the drive to a company that does this stuff professionally if anyone has any recommendations
 

Answer:Sata hard drive feels magnetic.

I don't know what guide or info you used to replace the PCB, but that is often not the fix. Depending on the drive type/model, there is data stored on the PCB needed for the drive to function...thus removing the PCB also removes the data needed for that specific drive.

And it's not "feeling magnetic". In which case metal objects would stick to the drive. You are feeling the effects of the discs spinning, which resist movement (physics). It's the principal used for gyros which are used in many types of electronics to measure movement.
 

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Good afternoon:
Before discussing my problem I apologize for my English.

The problem is that the magnetic switch on the screen does not work properly and let me know how I can cancel it physically, and it wont let me turn on the screen, and that is that the fault for that images seen on the external display, so that video card is fine, new inverter current screen works with another pc.
Thus there is only magnetic switch with external magnet pulling him checked by hand to area near edge LED lit screen with closure.

THANKS FOR HELP VUESRRA


+Message was edited: model number added in subject+

Answer:Faulty magnetic switch in Satellite A200-1C0

Can you please tell us which notebook model do you have exactly?

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Hi forum, I am currently experiencing a problem where my T420 would turn off by itself when it is being used in an environment with the presence of magnetic field (something like a aluminium smelter). It only happens when the monitor is tilted at an angle other than 80~90 degrees. Could this problem have something to do with the lid sensor? Does anyone know where about the type of lid sensor a T420 has and the about location of it? Thanks in advance!!

Answer:T420 turns off by itself in the presence of magnetic field

the lid sensor could be close to the integrated camera. It is magnetic. How many Tesla is present in the environment?

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My Equium L10-200 Toshiba laptop was placed very briefly on the top of a hifi loudspeaker. On removal it would not boot up and gave a blue screen with error message. Advisors in another thread have pointed me in the right direction (thanks Fruitbat) regarding reinstallation and recovery, but I have another problem.
I can boot from my DVD drive but after half an hour or so the machine stops with a click. I haven?t heard the cooling fan working, so I assume that the problem is overheating. My question is, assuming that the fan has stopped working because of the same magnetic fields that corrupted the hard drive, is the damage likely to be to the fan, some controlling circuitry or indeed software that controls the fan? Will a straight replacement of the fan solve the problem?
Obviously there is no point attempting to reinstall the OS if there is a possibility of a thermally influenced cutout in the middle of the procedure. I would appreciate any comments.

Answer:Magnetic damage to Hard drive and cooling fan

There would not be any damage to the fan due to a magnetic field problem. Sound more like a fault in itself or the controls working it. If you are competant enough, then you could check the fan independently.

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Hi,  Just bought the yoga 13, very nice laptop so far but i've noticed there is quite a strong magnet near the track pad. I've read here that the magnet is used for the sleep mechanism but I wanted to know how strong is it. and what effect it can have on mechanical watches.  Can't find anywhere the specs for that and can't find an email of Lenovo where I can ask this question.  Please forum, enlighten me. 

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I'm being cheeky listing this I know but I'm under pressure from a very very close relative. Anybody got circuit details of whats inside the control box mountd on the handle bars ?
 

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I have a few questions.1. Why is the outside of my Yoga notebook magantized?2. Why does it feel as if my notebook has an electrical charge?3. Why did my photo thumbnails turn from a photo to an icon? 

Answer:Laptop is magnetic. I need 3 questions answered. Is there telephone support?

I noticed the same. The outside is magnatized probably to hold the screen and bottom part together.
 
I also noticed that the bottom of the laptop is magnatized, where the speakers are located. Could be the magnet from the speakers? (not sure)
 
Notebook should not have electrical charge. Do you get static shocks?
Are you standing/walking/sitting on carpeted floor?
 
Unless you change the options in view the photo thumbnails should not change. You can go to View menu and change the view back to Medium Icons or thumbnails etc.
 
Let me know if the responses are not clear.

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I am looking at an acesori kit with a magnetic ring placed around camera lens and several interchangeable lens. Want to know if the magnet will interfere with the phone function.

Answer:Can I use a magnetic wide angle camera lens on my ATIV S?

It's unlikely a magnet will interfere.

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I have recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. I am looking for a protective cover for it but am finding that most of the covers on the market have a built in magnetic strip to allow a sleep/wake facility. Do these strips affect the operation of the tablet? Surely magnets and computers shouldn't mix.

Answer:Do tablet cases with magnetic strips harm my device?

No
I have had a kindle case with a magnetic catch for two years or more and a Nexus 7 tablet with a magnetic catch and neither device is harmed.

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I'm building another computer and am still new to "how to install a SATA Drive". MDTglobal.com (HD Manufacturer) no longer provides the link to thier downloads. So how can I get the SATA driver so when I go into Windows XP instillation it will recognize the Hard Drive. I also put in my Windows disc and hit F6, tried all the options but just got error codes. Lost, please help.
 

Answer:Magnetic Data SATA Drive w/ no disc or support?

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Hi, We have a problem with several units of Thinkpad S1 machines 20CD-0038SP, they need to be used near strong magnetic fields, and it seems that they are affecting one or more sensors so the machines are shutting down immediately. Changing the power options in Windows so the computer doesn't shut down when closing the lid hasn't helped, it's still happening. Currently we don't have any of these machines here, they are located at our customer's site, so I don't know if something can be tweaked in the bios or can be done to stop this behavior, because otherwise the machines won't bue usable in such environment. Best regards.

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First, I searched the archives but couldn't find anything to help me out, so thank you to anyone who can offer me some advice.I have a HP desktop computer with Windows XP. A couple weeks ago, I came home from work and the screen display seemed a bit fuzzy, almost like it was a tv with a bad signal. Then, by the end of the night, I couldn't use it at all as the "static" had gotten so bad that I couldn't see anything I was doing. The only way I can think to describe this is like a television that is getting really bad reception, and is full of static. I initially thought it was my monitor, but when the monitor first comes on, the monitor brand logo is clear, and I still have this problem when my computer is hooked to another monitor. I think that my problem is either a virus, or some sort of electronic device has had some sort of magnetic charge to it (though I can't think of anything specific). I am assuming I cannot fix this problem. If I could, that would be great. But at this point, I just want to get as many files that I can off of it. The computer still works, I just can't see enough of the screen to go through the process of burning my files to CDs. I was just wondering if there was anyway to burn files from my C drive onto a disk without having to use my monitor at all or very much. I was hoping there would be some kind of keyboard shortcuts that could help me do this. I have a lot of pictures and music files i would love to get off of... Read more

Answer:static/fuzzy screen, virus? magnetic? need help copying files

This type of an issue would not be caused by a virus. It's likely either a driver issue, issue with video configuration, and/or potentially bad video card.Since you indicate that the video is fine when the computer first boots up I'd assume its one of the first two.I'm assuming you're running Windows XP...Try booting the computer into Safe Mode. To get into Safe Mode reboot or turn it on and as it is starting press the F8 over and over until the Startup menu appears that allows you to select Safe Mode. Additional information and help with getting into Safe Mode can be found on the below link.http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htmIf you're able to get into safe mode open Device Manager. You can get into Device Manager quickly by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard at the same time as the Pause key and in System Properties click the Hardware tab. Additional information and help with Device Manager can also be found on the below link.http://www.computerhope.com/win95er.htmOnce in device manager click the "+" next to Display adapters and highlight all Display adapters and press the delete key to remove the video card. Once all have been remove reboot the computer and allow Windows to reinstall the video card.As far as backing up data withing being able to see anything, unfortunately that would be impossible.

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Ars Technica article here.

Avalanches are normally something you only worry about when you are lost in snowy mountains or when coming home from vacation and dealing with your junk mail. But researchers studying hard drive technologies have recently discovered that "magnetic avalanches" may pose a serious threat to data stored on rapidly-spinning drives. Joshua Deutsch, a physics professor at the University of California-Santa Cruz (go Banana Slugs!), and Andreas Berger of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, reported the effect in the Physical Review Letters.

-- Tom
 

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