I was wondering about the magnetic clamps that most optical disc drives seem to utilize.
I have multiple disc players (game consoles, DVD players, DVD recorder, etc.) around my TV, so I’m wondering whether the magnet of one could adversely affect the clamp of another?
For instance, could the magnet of a disc player placed within a foot to the right of another device actually “pull” the device’s clamp to the right (or otherwise impact it) … and subsequently cause the clamp to malfunction and potentially scratch discs?
Should all these electronics be placed further apart from one another, or are they unable to affect each other in such a way?
What if someone were to place a fridge magnet (or something of the like) next to a disc player? Could that also “move” a clamp in such a way that could cause it to malfunction?