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Old 04-04-2006, 01:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Who thinks its' unsafe to mail a CPU in normal bubble wrap?

Some guy who bought a CPU from a company, think it was zipzoomfly I can't remember the name, got his CPU in a "none static bubble wrap" and he was upset because of it. Just curious, is it even possible for "none static bubble wrap" to cause problems? I thought it was a sort of bizarre thing to complain about, but whatever, maybe it's true?

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Old 04-04-2006, 02:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, it might be possible for it to build up static electricity and fry the CPU.
it's usually best if parts do come in antistatic bags

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i would be concerned if i ordered a cpu and received it wrapped only in bubble wrap. at the very least they should include it in the plastic case with the black anti-static foam that the pins push into. i would be most worried about the cpu's pins being damaged in transit
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