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Old 10-13-2004, 04:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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.
Ummm yeah I don't have a plastic table ontop of stone/marble/tile floor. My entire house is ultimately, one of the best places for me to do it, is ontop of the mobo box with the anti-static bag over the box and the motherboard laying on top of that. No crap the static bag CAN hold static, but for the most part it's going to be a lot safer than just putting it on 'whatever' especially since he's just trying to troubleshoot it
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