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Old 01-14-2005, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much damage could static electricity on your hands do to a motherboard?
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Old 01-14-2005, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it can render the motherboard useless, unless you can somehow replace the dead part(s)
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Old 01-14-2005, 09:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what would it take to do this, if you were building a computer?
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Old 01-14-2005, 09:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you run around on a wool carpet wearing socks then touch any components on your computer. Or if your working on your computer with the case open with it on a carpet.
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or do it like my neighbor. she touch the mobo after doing somebody hair and she has carpet. she fried the caps and resistors
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how would u reccomend putting in a mobo if u dont have a wrist strap or a anti static mat...i've heard u can ground yourself out by touching the Power supply but that is a pain doing everything with one hand.... any suggestions
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Old 01-15-2005, 02:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You don't have to hold on to the PS, I keep the grounded power cord plugged into the power supply this keeps the case grounded. Then you need oly make contact with the carrige of the case to discharge static.
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once touch the case, your static discharge to ground. you can then to let it go and unplug your cord after you touch it, because the computer is still on a lttile bit
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