Magnet vs. Dell Latitude (guess who won)

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Forum topic by USCJeff posted 09-09-2007 11:23 PM 970 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2007 11:23 PM

I was never destined to own this notebook PC. Anybody that read my reply to Mot’s car saga knows that it was stolen for 6 months. Then it was found, but was evidence for another 6 months. Anyways, being the brilliant individual that I am, I was installing some hinges on a small box sitting on the floor by the coffee table. I keep little 4” magnetic dishes on almost every tool (so handy). So I have the dish with the hardware in it and I multitasking by installing hinges, playing a game of Spades on the net, and watching the Gamecocks kick Georgia’s butt (have never got to say that before). I look to the computer and the dish is attached to a corner of it. Oops. I didn’t notice anything until I tried to use the touchpad mouse today. Magnet won! I use a USB mouse mostly, but I am still fairly peaved I was so smart. At least computer goofs won’t cut off a finger!

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#1 posted 09-09-2007 11:45 PM

Don’t you just love those real super strong magnets.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 09-10-2007 01:49 AM

I had a pilot bring me back a fridge magnet from Mexico and put it on my computer monitor in the office.

I had a new monitor Monday afternoon!

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#3 posted 09-12-2007 12:01 AM

Hehe….I was helping my brother replace the clutch in his race car labor day weekend and mistakenly put his magnetic tray (big one) down on his socket set (glad it wasn’t his laptop. It took me 10 minutes to get all the sockets back in their proper place.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 09-12-2007 12:10 AM

Jeez, Jeff, that definitely goes under the, “D’OH!” column

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 09-12-2007 12:18 AM


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#6 posted 09-12-2007 01:07 AM

I cringed when I saw the subject line…

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#7 posted 09-12-2007 04:14 PM

Me too. I know that CRT’s can be “degaussed” but nothing about the “Magnetic effects on the laptop computer”!................And I don’t wanna find out!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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