|Posted on Monday, June 18, 2001 - 7:07 am: |
I removed a magnet from the side of the CPU at work and then used the magnet to hold a note to something else. The note was a warning to let them know they should NEVER put a magnet on their computer.
I can't remember off the top of my head what the magnet does. But I'm sure someone will ask me the question. Duh, I feel a little stupid... but could someone please tell me the reason, or point me in the right direction for this info?
|Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 - 11:47 pm: |
HD's store data with magnetic disks that normally work together. One writes, another erases. Their polarity is adjusted to work together. Think of a magnetized screwdriver...if you put it up to the backside of a magnet, you demagnetize it. If an outside magnet interferes with this process... there goes your data out the window!
That's just my brief. Here's a good analogy...check out http://grc.com/apft/wyd.htm