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Old 05-01-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default Bad idea to use magnetic screwdriver?

Well I think this would be a bad idea, but i just want to confirm it. so would it be a bad idea to use a magnetic screw driver near a motherboard when installing the screws into the metal standoffs?
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Default Re: Bad idea to use magnetic screwdriver?

First off, magnets don't do a thing to the motherboard. About the only thing that could be harmed in a computer useing a common magnet is the harddrive... How easilly, I'm not sure. I know it's not reccomended to use magnitized screw drivers, but I do all the time!
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Default Re: Bad idea to use magnetic screwdriver?

It can damage the motherboard! Just try and use non magnetic ones..
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:57 PM   #4
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Ahh ok that would make my life a lot easier than if i could use one... i keep dropping the screws inside the case and i dont want to not remember to pick one uppp!
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Use screw grabbers for that..
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Default Re: Bad idea to use magnetic screwdriver?

I've always used a magnetic screwdriver and I've never screwed anything up. Maybe I should stop that....
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How in the world could a magnitized screw driver damage the motherboard? I mean any screw driver COULD damage the motherboard if used incorrectly :P
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Default Re: Bad idea to use magnetic screwdriver?

I've used a magnetic screw driver before and haven't had any problems as of yet.
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Default Re: Bad idea to use magnetic screwdriver?

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How in the world could a magnitized screw driver damage the motherboard? I mean any screw driver COULD damage the motherboard if used incorrectly :P
Because little tiny components cannot stand the charge of being magnetic, so they break!

Its a known fact
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