Odd question about microwaves and magnetic media

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Fri Feb 13 11:09:52 2004

 Yes, the stray magnetic fields can cause problems. The
RF shouldn't be an issue. It might be a fun experiment
to place a floppy in one to see if it gets thermal
damage. Not only the magnitron that has a strong magnet
but also flux leakage from the power transformer that
is used to produce the high voltage.

>From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <vcf_at_siconic.com>
>Can magnetic media setting in proximity to a microwave be affected by the
>microwaves or anything else in the oven (the magnetron for instance)?
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