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Old 02-28-2009, 09:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Post up some pics and let up take a look.
OK, I will do that. I guess it's better to make a new thread out of that?
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you can post it in the rate my wire management thread.

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Along time ago a Dell tech support person told me that to ground yourself effectively you have to have the power cord plugged in to the psu and the wall socket while you touch the metal on the case... Not sure if I believe him..
This is true; it's actually the better way to ground yourself to do this than just touching the case metal.
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you can post it in the rate my wire management thread.

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Thanks, that's a good idea. Now I already made a new thread, but when I am done with the cables, I will post up pics there
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This is true; it's actually the better way to ground yourself to do this than just touching the case metal.
That's pretty much correct, you aren't grounded unless the system is plugged in, think about it, where is the line to the ground? When you touch the case you are bonding to it, equalizing the charge between the two bodies so minimizing the possibility of a static arc...all the components are bonded until plugged in.

Personally i don't plug in, I'd rather deal with static than the psu being plugged in. The one system I've seen fried was off but plugged in, my father in law's, i was talking him though unplugging and removing the HDD but he unplugged the monitor rather than the power supply...snap, crackle, pop.

"Josh....there is smoke coming off the power supply and something smells burnt. I think something went wrong...."

Fried everything except the HDD ironically.
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