Magnet cases = damage ipod???

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  1. Technickal

    Technickal New Member

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    i got an ipod case for my touch and i know for cellphones they say magnets can damage frequency or sum crap but can it still with ipod touch? the wifi?
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    plg6067 New Member

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    I am pretty sure that the magnet will not damage it, I put my ipod in a case with a magnet sometimes and it has not effected it.
  3. virtualone

    virtualone New Member

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    Magnets need to be extremely strong to do harm. Little magnets like the ones in cases shouldn't pose a risk.
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    steeped New Member

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    The iPod uses a flash drive, so magnets don't affect it.
  5. iphonera

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    yeah i also think magnet damages , but there are some special ones which are not damaging and still work as a magnet
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    cailean2k New Member

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    I think I have one of the evil magnetic cases.

    It's causing my ipod touch to crash while in sleep mode.
  7. PhoisGOOD

    PhoisGOOD New Member

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    cant the magnet make the batterys life shorter?
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    TSOnTheDrums8892 New Member

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    I don't think so.....
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    My case has a magnet and I haven't had any problems
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    HDD's use incredibly strong magnets to record data and it would take a more powerful magnet to pose a risk to your player. Flash based players use electrical signals to flip bits and are unaffected by normal magnets. If you can afford, or have access to a magnet that would cause a problem, it will be pretty clearly labeled.

    If you want to know more about the magnets in your HDD...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neodymium_magnet

    The magnets used in cases are relatively weak and can barely work thru a thick sheet of paper, much less the plastic or metal shell of the player so you have absolutely NOTHING to worry about.

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