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#1419632 - 04/18/10 07:17 PM Casio Privia PX-830 Magnetism Warning  
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Just when you think Casio has gotten something right, you learn they have done something dumb in the name of saving a few pennies.

I was on the Casio website reading the online manual for the Privia PX-830. Actually comparing the differences between the 800 & 830. On page E-37 of the PX-830 manual is a caution that causes one to shake to their head & moan "what were they thinking, or not".

It reads in part: MAGNETISM CAUTION.
AVOID PLACING CREDIT CARD, CASH CARD, PRE-PAID CARD OR ANY OTHER MAGNETIC CARD ON THE ILLUSTRATED LOCATIONS. (the caps are mine) The PX-830 has built-in magnets, in 4 different locations on the keyboard top that can damage cards which have a magnetic strip located any where on them. From the illustration, it appears that 2 of the magnets are used to hold the music rack down when the top/dust cover is open; plus 2 other magnets are used to hold the spacer in place than the top is closed. It seems the spacer must be used, because not using it could cause the top/dust cover to, as Casio says, "bow under its own weight".

So much for new, improved, etc. The Bean Counters win again.

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#1419636 - 04/18/10 07:25 PM Re: Casio Privia PX-830 Magnetism Warning [Re: 2picky4most]  
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I agree with your nickname. ;^)

Greg.


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#1419637 - 04/18/10 07:27 PM Re: Casio Privia PX-830 Magnetism Warning [Re: 2picky4most]  
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I'd always avoid placing magnet-sensitive items close to something that contains speakers, anyway. It's likely that speaker magnets are far more powerful than the others mentioned in the PX-830 manual.


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#1419638 - 04/18/10 07:28 PM Re: Casio Privia PX-830 Magnetism Warning [Re: sullivang]  
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Originally Posted by sullivang
I agree with your nickname. ;^)


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#1419676 - 04/18/10 08:41 PM Re: Casio Privia PX-830 Magnetism Warning [Re: Melodialworks Music]  
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Darn... I guess I will have to find another place to keep my credit cards. Ugh...



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#1419688 - 04/18/10 09:00 PM Re: Casio Privia PX-830 Magnetism Warning [Re: voxpops]  
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Originally Posted by voxpops
I'd always avoid placing magnet-sensitive items close to something that contains speakers, anyway. It's likely that speaker magnets are far more powerful than the others mentioned in the PX-830 manual.


Agreed. Reminds me of the old days working with tape. (Reel to reel). You really had to be careful around magnetic sources!

Lawrence

#1419707 - 04/18/10 09:35 PM Re: Casio Privia PX-830 Magnetism Warning [Re: Melodialworks Music]  
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I'll keep my credit cards far from the PX 830 and will continue to enjoy its excellent sounds and features.


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