Can A Regular Magnet Destroy A HD?

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I just walked into the family room to find my toddler running his car fridge magnets on my laptop. He was running them on the top of the lid and it was closed. I have not opened the lid yet to check it for problem. Is there something I can do first to prevent a problem? 

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Can A Regular Magnet Destroy A HD?

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A magnet has the capability of damaging a hard disk completely and making it un usable. However it is only possible to cause high damage if it has high magnetic fields that has a pull force of approximately 450 lbs and above. I am also certain that is not the magnet your niece was playing with as she would have injured herself. A pull force of 450 lbs with a finger clumped between the magnet and the hard disk the force would hit hard and causing loss of hand. From that you need not to worry about any damage on your hard disk by the magnet.

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