ever since they implemented the fan monitoring, i thought i would make a post talking about the magnets I use that don’t seem to be causing those issues.
salvaged hard drive magnets are normally attached to a metal plate, which dissipates the magnetism on that size. so if you put them magnet side down on the crumb tray, they will stick (hard) to the crumb tray, but not present magnetism on the top.
if you flip them over onto the crumb tray metal side down and magnet side up, they literally don’t stick to the tray at all.
that’s why i recommend these whenever the magnet issues crop up. you can buy lots of multiple salvaged HDD magnets on ebay for $10-15ish.
you want the ones that look like this, since they’re still attached to the metal plates:
not ones like this, that have been removed from the metal plates:
when you look at photos, you’ll see some that look like they have smaller magnets/thinner metal plates. those came from smaller laptop hard drives and don’t work quite as well. so the thicker the magnet/metal plate are, the better.
if you look at this picture, the lower left are portable drive magnets. they work, but not nearly as well. if you’re salvaging out of your own dead HDDs, might be worthwhile, but i wouldn’t buy those personally.
hope some folks find this helpful.