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Old 12-07-2006, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am about to put together my new computer, but want to b safe first...

How do i ground myself without a proper wrist band/strap?

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Old 12-07-2006, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Stand on a non carpeted floor, touch something other than the PC to discharge yourself, then try to stay in contact with the case to prevent static buildup. If you use a non conductive table surface and floor you probably won't have any problems anyway after you discharge any static.

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Old 12-08-2006, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i read somewhere that you should touch something that is grounded...
what do they mean ...
and what is the easiest way i. e. to ground yourself?
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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read the post above yours
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use a antistatic bracelet or antistatic mat, i use a bracelet and antistatic gloves
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Work on a carpet'ed surface while wearing socks. Make sure to move your feet against the carpet very quickly while working. :-P

Kidding asdie. Working on a hard surface (non-cloth). Wear rubber sole'ed shoes and touch some kind of metal surface before you start. I've been modding computers for a while now and have yet to have any problems. Most importantly, just be smart.
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a lamp nearby my work area....can i touch that to be grounded before i start composing my new computer? would a toaster work also?
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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when you take the side off the case if its metal touch it that should ground you out or a radiator.
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i always just work on my carpet or my wood desk.....never ahd any problems with self grounding, just make sure you ground your Mobo.


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