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Old 10-13-2004, 09:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Nubius
............. (if you wind up REALLY frying something from not putting it on something good enough to not conduct electricity then well...I take no blame for it ) But anywho, place the motherboard on something that can't possibly conduct electricity. If you have your motherboard box that would do, just put the anti static bag over the box then set on the mobo...........
A peice of wood 6 feet long can hold enough static to fry every computer component in the world.

The static bag CAN hold static but mostly conducts it into the air. Placing your motherboard on something that doesn't conduct electricity is no guarantee that you will not fry it.

Do your fingers conduct electricity? Yet they cause more ESD damage than anything else.

The best thing to do is place it on a plastic table that is touching a stone/marble/tile floor. Any Accumulated static is conducted out into the floor. Stay away from carpet.
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