Odd question about microwaves and magnetic media

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Fri Feb 13 11:14:04 2004

 I do know that some monitors can produce a strong enough
field to disturb the writing action on floppies. I've not
had them erase by these fields but it seems that the writing
of the floppy is more sensitive to stray fields. I found
that increasing the distance by as little a a telephone book
can make the difference.

>From: "John Allain" <allain_at_panix.com>
>> Can magnetic media setting in proximity to a microwave be affected...
>In general I try to keep any magnetic media at least 1 foot from
>any electrical devices. For a major consumer of watts, it's more
>like 3+ feet.
>John A.
>so, how do I get the floppy into the drive then? <g>
Received on Fri Feb 13 2004 - 11:14:04 GMT

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