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14 May 2007 @ 01:52 pm
Fun with magnets  
Starting to put together my new PC, I found that a bunch of the wires to the front panel are wound around a circular magnet. Anybody know what that's about? Just for storage? I'm a bit leery of having a magnet hanging near my hard drives...
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Thalass T'Kynnthalass on May 15th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
Are you sure it's a magnet? It could be a toroidal transformer thingymabob.
gwallagwalla on May 15th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
Seems unlikely. They're just sort of knotted around it, not in two distinct windings, and the wires are for various front panel feaures (power switch, front case fan, speaker, power LED, etc)
ShadesFoxshadesfox on May 15th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
I think that the only part of the computer aversely affected by magnets anymore is the 3.5" floppy drive. I've not been brave enough to try this claim my self though.