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Mar 17 2010
By: LEONOFDEATH Uncharted Territory 1565 posts
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Will speakers damage my PS3.

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I only want answers from people who actually know. No guessing.

 

Ive recently changed my setup in my room, and it seems the only place i can put my PS3 now is on top of a speaker (unless i spend more money on a longer HDMI cable.), Just wanna know if the magnets in the speaker will damage my PS3.

 

Ive heard mixed opinions about magnets ruining hard drives, Which seems to be the only worry.

 

But noone knows for sure.

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Lombax Warrior
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Mar 17, 2010

As long as your speakers are shielded you"ll be fine.


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Uncharted Territory
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Re: Will speakers damage my PS3.

Mar 17, 2010

Oh ok. How do i know if they are shielded?

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Lombax Warrior
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Mar 17, 2010

 


LEONOFDEATH wrote:

Oh ok. How do i know if they are shielded?


 

Are they floor speakers or speakers that comes with an compact stereo system?

 

 


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Uncharted Territory
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Mar 17, 2010

Um, they are with a stereo system, They are just a bit taller than my ps3, If thats any help.

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Mar 17, 2010

They may not be shielded then. Try a Google search of the model number and the specs should tell you one way or another.


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Mar 17, 2010

The speaker magnets won't affect your HDD.  The drive is shielded from EMI.  What I would worry about is your PS3 falling off the speaker or the vibrations from the speaker vibrating components loose inside the PS3.

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Lombax Warrior
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Mar 17, 2010

Speaker magnets are not powerful enough to wipe and HDD. Sure, over time there may be some degradation but if they are surround sound speakers, they are shielded well anyway.

 

I would be more worried about the vibration depending on how loud you keep your sound.

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Uncharted Territory
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Mar 17, 2010

Okay, thanks. And yeah, i googled it, but its an old stereo, Not much info on it online.

 

And is the ps3 that weak that itll stop working from vibration? Its not bad vibration, If there is any really at all.

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Mar 17, 2010

Well all electronics are fragile to some degree. Constant vibration and shaking could, technically, shake something loose. But if you are saying the vibration is minimal or non-existent, I wouldn't worry about it. It cannot be any worse than having it in an entertainment center with a subwoofer right behind it, like I do.

 

 

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