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Old 04-01-2005, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Where to put my mobo?

OK what is a non conducting surface that I can put my mobo on for about 3 days till my new case arives. without it frying?
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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put it in one of those non conductive electric or w/e it's called bags that mobos, videocards, etc. come with
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Yea But I don't have any I was thinking maybe wood or regular paper anyone have anyideas or facts I should know about? How about concrete?
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CONCRETE!?! if that thing moved at all itll get scratched to buggery

also concrete tends to be on the ground, storing ur motherboard on your driveway or footpath for 3 days doesnt seem very wise
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Just dont use it for 3 days
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Place it on the table, place it in a static-free bag, place it in a static free bag on the floor, place it anywhere which will not damage it and is not near any static compoents, apart from that - you'll be fine.
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Use cardboard, it's perfect for the job.
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Use cardboard, it's perfect for the job.
My first case WAS cardboard. That and wire-ties to hold stuff in place. And then I got my Xaser II......
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You could just leave it in the bag it comes in. Otherwise lay it down on something flat and high up. Maybe a piece of construction paper will do.
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You can fold a large lint free towel a couple times and
sit the mobo in the center of the towel.

You could also hang the mobo from the mounting holes
using a strong wire coat hanger. Hang it from two mounting
holes in the corners and not from any component on the board.
Hang it somewhere it wont be disturbed and wont be subject to swinging or human/animal traffic or moisture-no garage, maybe
a spare closet.


Cardboard is probably the hardest surface I would use because
you dont want to "POP" any solder joints.


If you use the coat hanger method I would wrap some electrical
tape around the ends that go through the board to help protect
the board. I use the coat hangers for cleaning boards that have
been in systems for years and every slot, nook and cranny need
to be rid of dust and dirt. I hang it like I was painting it, have 360
degrees of access and it makes cleaning it with air very easy and
the dust falls to the ground and not back into the case.
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