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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsMusic & Music Players · 1 decade ago

What happens if you put magnets next to a CD?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Nothing. The data is not magnetically recorded on a CD or DVD.

    Just don't put strong magnets near audio or video tapes - they ARE magnetically recorded!

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  • 1 decade ago

    CDs do not rely on magnetics, so nothing will happen to the CD unless the magnet touches it and possibly scratches it deeply. Be sure not to get the magnets around your hard drive - or you may well have serious problems. It's also bad for VHS tapes, credit cards, and pacemakers - among other things.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i dont think anything shud happen. Its only floppy disks that store using magnetic properties of the disk ... if u take a magnet close to a floppy, data will be erased. But in cds, data is stored by 'burning' pits into the cd .. so i guess nothing shud happen

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  • Cds get burned by making small holes in them (said simple) so its definitely not affected by magnets

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