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Old 05-01-2006, 06:09 PM   #11
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Default Re: Bad idea to use magnetic screwdriver?

Just go without using a magnetized screwdriver. Think about this way, take a little inconvience of picking up those screws, rather then be lazy and end up messing up inside your case. Why take the risk when its avoidable?
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:10 PM   #12
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I was talking to someone that was experienced in computers, more than me, the other day and that's what he said too.... computer parts are very delicate... VERY delicate
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:10 PM   #13
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Ahh so should i just stay on the safe side and not use one?
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:16 PM   #14
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Yep, just save yourself some trouble incase you accidentally do something. Prevent a problem before it has a chance to become one.
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Dont use it near comp
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:31 PM   #16
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Default Re: Bad idea to use magnetic screwdriver?

you know what, i always thought it was better to use a magnetic one. in fact, in "building your own PC for dummies", (i don't remember the exact name) I'm 80% sure they say its better, in case you drop a few screws, you can always use the screwdriver to pick them back up easily. I have no idea.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:42 PM   #17
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Ahh so should i just stay on the safe side and not use one?
When it comes to computers, always stay on the safe side.
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:28 PM   #18
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Default Re: Bad idea to use magnetic screwdriver?

ive been using my magnetic screw driver for like 6 years , and i dont intend to stop

their sooooo usefull!!!
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just make sure its off lol
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This just kinda came off the top of my head but in the motherboard there is a rom that stores the BIOS for the motherboard... could this be damaged by a common magnet???
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