can magnetic bracelet clasps damage computers?
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i know strong magnets can damage computer hard drives, monitors, camera equipment if they get too close. is this a problem with the magnetic clasps you'd use on a bracelet or necklace? i have no idea how strong or big it needs to be to hurt electronics.
Posted at 7:09 pm Mar 29, 2010 EDT
You don't want to touch a magnet to most monitors or a hard drive. The keyboard/mouse doesn't care though, so it should be fine.
Something that tiny would likely not cause much damage anyway. I wouldn't wear it while handling a bare hard-drive, but for normal computer use - it should be just fine.
(disclaimer: I manage a computer repair shop when I'm not etsy-ing)
Posted at 10:10 am Mar 30, 2010 EDT