Originally posted by nitestick
edit: sorry you're right they do conduct electricity. that is how they work, any charge is conducted through the bag rather than the board hence protecting it from static. now i'm a little confused too. it is still safe to put the motherboard on a static bag.
Ha, so I was atleast half right.
I can't honestly say that I've ever tried to power on a motherboard while it was on an anti-static bag but I had read that it would possibly damage the motherboard if you do it. Come to think of it the material I read this information from was written in like 1998 so maybe they've changed the way these bags are made since then or maybe it was just BS I don't know, but if you've acually used a mobo on a static bag then I guess it is ok....