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When the lid closes on my laptop, it's held in place by internal magnets.
As I'm now working from a home office, I've just purchased a new laptop stand. However, being metal, the magnets in the laptop are attracted to it. Now, whilst this is, on the one hand, quite good - less likelihood of laptop moving on the stand, I wondered whether it's likely to cause any issues given that the body of the laptop is also metal & therefore whether the magnetism from the (presumably internally shielded) magnets could then spread to other parts of the laptop with potentially disastrous results.
Anyone any thoughts/experience of this (good or bad) or do I just go for the simple option of putting some wood in between stand & laptop to reduce impact of magnets? 

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@Fozman1

 

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Using wood is a good option, or a cooling pad as the magnet may cause issues with other components.

 

Let me know if this helps.

 

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@Fozman1

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community.

 

Using wood is a good option, or a cooling pad as the magnet may cause issues with other components.

 

Let me know if this helps.

 

If the information I've provided was helpful, give us some reinforcement by clicking the "Accept as solution" button, that'll help us and others see that we've got the answers!

 

Thanks!

Have a great day!


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Hi @Betty0610,

Thanks for that.

At the moment, I'm trying a 3mm sheet of plastic card which seems to have done the trick and looks neater (as it's black to match the stand) than wood - it's also slightly wider than the stand (and thinner than the wood that I have), so serves as a place to store mouse & glasses case off my desk!

I guess the key thing is to have something that's non-magnetic as a buffer between the laptop & stand

But thanks for your confirmatory advice; appreciated

 

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I'm glad to hear that and you're most welcome. Do get back to us in the future for further assistance.

 

Have a nice day!:)


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