Magnet in M700

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  1. andymkthxlol

    andymkthxlol Scribbler - Standard Member

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    This might seem like a really dumb question, but when I went to class this morning a paperclip got stuck to my laptop. There is something magnetic on the right side of my screen (The black screen casing) about 1/3 the way up from the bottom.
     
  2. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    In my Fujitsu T2010 also is such a magnet, at the right bottom edge of my display:
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    (the silver block is the magnet)

    It's probably for a reed contact in the body which detects the rotation of the display but I haven't found this reed contact yet, so it's also possible that it's for something else :)
     
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    Well how about that. I just found my magnet on the right side of my Toshiba's screen.
     
  4. SimsHsia

    SimsHsia "I will do science to it" Senior Member

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    It's probably there to hold the screen down since there's no latch to physically hold it down flush with the rest of the tablet.
     
  5. Oracle

    Oracle CompSci Robotics Graduate

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    My M750 has a magnet of the right screen side and, when rotated round, one on the right at the back of the screen.

    I agree it probably operates some sort of reed switch so it knows the lid is closed or in tablet mode? I can't see any other obvious mechanism it uses to detect this. Any one want to wave a magnet over the rest of the case to see if it suddenly thinks the lid is closed?
     
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    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I tested it with a magnet and on the right side of the tablet body is a reed switch which detects if the lid is closed or opened. However, I wasn't able to detect any relation with the automatic screen rotation.
     
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    TabbedOut Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The switch for rotation (at least on Toshibas) is found right next to the hinge on the motherboard IIRC.
     
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