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Old 04-05-2006, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first time trying to build a computer. What do I do about the static?
What tools do I need?
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i read that if u put your hands on ur psu or on the plastic ur mobo comes in that gets rid of any static. you prob only need phillips screw driver for the mobo.
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah if u just touch ur case you'll be grounded, but thats not for static electricity, static electricity doesn move, hence the name 'static', for static you need a wrist strap for static. and touch the case with ur foot or tie a metal wire around your wrist and tie the other end to your case or something to keep yourself grounded.
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you shouldnt hav to do this anyway just turn off the psu and unplug it then u wont hav to do that. when i built my pc i just touched the psu b4 i did anything.
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yeah just touch your pc. usually static shock doesn't happen much, and if it does it prolly won't severely damage your components. i'd buy an anti-static wrist strap just to be safe though, they have them at radioshack.
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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there really is no need but if ur worried then get the wrist strap.
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take your socks off as well..
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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should i be standing on anything? carpet, metal?
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Stand on the rough, dry surface, such as tile without a sealant.

I killed my motherboard with static electricity. I didn't even have the computer open, and the static rushed through the plastic button, down the cable, and fried the thing. It's nothing to be taken lightly.

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now i am scared lol
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