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Can putting a magnet to a "non smart - non android" phone hurt the phone.? Answered

My husband has a Sprint Kyocera flip phone.  It is the kind that has the walkie-talkie function.   He works on the big Caterpillar machines and just sets his phone down next to him.   Last week it vibrated off and was lost in the mud.   I bought in a new one and he lost that one also, but found it.   Oddly these were the first phones he lost in years.   I want to add a magnet to the back of the phone so that when he sets it down it does not vibrate off of the metall?  Will this hurt the phone?

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Yonatan24

2 years ago

Use a hard drive magnet. The are magnetic only on one side. (glue the non magnetic side onto his pjone)

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dani eggertYonatan24

Answer 2 years ago

Thank you, I have just ordered one of these magnets from Amazon. This sounds like my answer. Just need to figure a way to mount. Not sure I want to use glue.

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Yonatan24dani eggert

Answer 2 years ago

If you can use glue, I think that Epoxy or even CA (Super) Glue should work well.

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

The magnet must be faily strong to hold the phone in place at all times or be round and sit in a suitable mount.
Might be easier to use velcro ;)

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VygerDownunder35m

Answer 2 years ago

velcro would most likely work better, I agree. An interesting thing about it is that it grabs stronger when it has vibration applied to it. The little hooks work their way in better.

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rickharris

2 years ago

Shouldn't hurt the phone.Vague possibility it may effect the sound but I doubt it. Any effect will be temporary so you can remove the magnet to get back to normal.

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dani eggertrickharris

Answer 2 years ago

Thank you.

Hoping you can answer another question. I am new to this site. This was my first post and you are my first response.

I have a antique fan I am trying to restore and posted a question to the site, I think under the forum HELP. How will people see that question? Do you know?

Thanks again, going to buy a magnet for him.

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rickharrisdani eggert

Answer 2 years ago

Replace the 3 wire cord with modern cable - 3 core your fan should draw a lot of current so standard cable such as might be used on an extension lead will do.

If you want to maintain the antique look slip the old braided cover off the old cord and over the new.

Connect to the same places of course.