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dogmom2
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Hi, I had a 10 year old desktop that didn't give me any problems, it broke. Bought a laptop that I'm having increased tinnitus, electric feeling in my forearms and face and foggier thinking after about 15 minutes of use.

I have an emf meter and the laptop rates high,my old one didn't barely register. I've considered a remote keyboard/monitor for the laptop. But wonder if I should try another desktop instead.

My old one worked poorly, very slow and I wonder if the newer models also have high emfs. Anyone know what the best set-up is?

thanks

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Forgot to add I have 2 emf chips on the laptop, though emf meter doesn't show any benefit from them. And am also trying a blue bead that is supposed to decrease emfs. Not much luck with either.
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Could it be that your old PC was hard wired and didn't have wifi, but the laptop does?
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tablet...? i love mine
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yes the old pc was hard wired, no wifi, the laptop does have the ability but we don't have wireless at the house.

I disabled it on the laptop in case it picked up wireless from the neighbors. Is that doing enough?

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I can tell you that laptops, and tablets aren't very heavily shielded.

Desktops, especially old ones, are usually in a steel case which dramatically cuts down on EMF's.

Also older PC's just don't have the power of newer computers and don't put out the level of EMF's that a new one does.

If you've turned off the wifi on your new laptop, it just means you aren't sending and receiving. Your house is still bathed in the Wifi from any of your neighbors, so that hasn't changed.

One of the main differences is probably that the laptop is much closer to your body than the deskop was.

You can get a infrared mouse and keyboard, and a secondary monitor, but that's pretty much turning a laptop into a desktop.

Tablets are nice, but they are pretty much designed to consume content, not create any. I've never seen a tablet that I thought was comfortable to type on. And I've seen and worked on a lot of them.

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thanks, I wish i could just build a new one in the old casing. I guess I'll just get a desktop, set it up with the wires as far away as possible, then look into some shielding ideas.

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Any chance you could take an EMF meter into the computer store and see if some emit more than others?

I know some laptops have decent metal shielding underneath the keyboard, but some cheaper models, eMachines, Acer, Gateway don't. (All the same company actually)

Dell's and Lenovos are more heavily shielded.

You could build a new PC with an old case, but my guess is that case is too old and too proprietary.

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Thanks, maybe i'll try that. Do you know if HPs are well shielded?
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I have a really hard time with the new macbook pro with this aluminum casing. It seems like the EMF load is a lot greater than the old plastic cased macbooks. I wonder if the Apple store could try to repair an old plastic/white mac laptop for me. I'm not sure if that would be an option for you too...
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