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BLKSNAKER
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Posted: 2006-07-06 22:53
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HI EVERYBODY. I WONDER IF THE MAGNET OF MAGNETIC CLOSURE CASES CAN AFFECT OR DAMAGE A CELL PHONE, OR SOME OF ITS COMPONENTS SUCH AS CAMERA,BATTERY LIFE,DISPLAY... THANKS A LOT!
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Posted: 2006-07-06 22:57
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welcome (try to use some lower case if your posts please)

I've often wondered this but considering some manufacturers supply cases with strong magnets, such as my i-mate k-jam and the i-mate jam before that, you have to assume they know what they are doing

also, my brother has used a magnetic dashboard phone holder in the car for some years and has not complained of any problems with his phones

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glorfingal
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Posted: 2006-07-06 23:51
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the only one I know that recommends NOT using mag latched cases
is the Moto U6 PEBL because of it's flip closure locking mechanism !!!
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Posted: 2006-07-07 00:12
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My goodness, this guy's a screamer. Lower down you voice a bit, dude. Well, AFAIK I've never heard of any complaint from magnetically closed cases, and most of my friends and myself included have one.
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Posted: 2006-07-07 00:19
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They are fine.

I am interested with these new phones with hdd's like the Nokia N91 as of course this uses magnetic recording.

Ever put your PC near a HI-FI speaker? ......Don't!!!


P.S. Come to think of it the some camera phone with an auto-focus device would probably use electromagnets themselves but the field would be very weak and localized. So I concur with everybody else.

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altemyr
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Posted: 2006-07-07 09:20
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I don't know if it might cause any permanent damage, but on my old T39m, a magned actually did have an effect on the phone. The lid that covers the keys on the phone contains a small magnet, that affects a reed relay inside the phone so that the keyboard is not only protected mecanically by the lid, but also locked electrically. When I fixed the phone to the dashboard using a magnet, the keyboard remained locked even when the lid was opened. (Actually, I used an Ericsson original holder for the phone, to which I had attacted a small steel plate, that the magnet was holding, since the battery on the T39 is a lithium-polymer type, which is not very magnetic.)
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Posted: 2006-07-07 09:47
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Magnet can affect display if is near, but generally no problems... And I donīt think that PEBL would have problems with it eighter...
no cellphone...
glorfingal
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Posted: 2006-07-07 10:49
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@altlis - the pebl manual states NOT to use one ! I know from experience
what happens - the phone wont stay shut for a while - you have to leave
it open for about an hour before it'll close again !!!!!

A bit of a shock I can tell you.
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Posted: 2006-07-07 10:55
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Really? That sux... So it seems that in one part of the shell is magnet and the other is only feromagnetic metal and it changes its polarity...
no cellphone...
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Posted: 2006-07-07 11:02
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last year one of my friends portable hard disk get corrupted
he just put his cell phone over that.
what wil happen if i use a phone with hard disk near mri machines
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Atlis
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Posted: 2006-07-07 11:06
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Just place your phone a bit farther (1 meter or so) and it shouldnīt be a problem... Laying phone on the HDD can affect HDD heads so they can damage the plates, thatīs logical..
no cellphone...
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Posted: 2006-07-07 12:05
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I've used a magnetic dashboard holder for a couple of years on several phones (the last 9 months on the W800) with no problems at all.

I was once told to make sure the magnet is at the back of the phone away from the screen.
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jordanpayne
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Posted: 2006-07-20 03:22
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Good to see most people have the same opinion here - so I guess I shouldn't be worried about it. However, I do recall visiting a phone dealer recently with the intention of buying a magnetic case for my 6280, but he steered me away from it stating that there have been problems with this in the past.
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Posted: 2006-07-20 03:41
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I was already curious back then about this magnetic-casing-dilemmas . . . that's why I always get the ones with 'velcro' locks/enclosures - to be sure . . . [addsig]
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