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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2002 7:00 am 
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:?: Okay so reading HTinstall a mobo DocO says "ground yourself out" and in HT build a PC, you recommend an anti-static wrist strap. Is it really necessary or is case touching sufficient? (I have always used this).
Also what about clothing, don't you think that it would be a better idea to avoid polyester shell suits :lol: and synthetic materials? I suggest in the buff or for the more modest, a nice anti-static good quality cotton MoBo Org tee-shirt.
Last one, I have screwdrivers with magnetized tips, is this pure madness 8O do I risk causing damage by using them?

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A static strap (anti-static strap) is highly reccomended although not required as long as you take the necessary precautions......

1) DO NOT touch anything prior to grounding yourself to a bare metal spot on the chasis.

2) avoid caprted areas (if possible).........Do not wear socks when you have you work on carpeted areas.

3) avoid static prone clothing (i.e. wool, polyester, etc.)

Magnetic scrwedrivers are not suggested ( NOT recommended)....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:53 pm 
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Thanx a lot, you have confirmed some suspicious inklings.
For the screwdrivers, they have never got anywhere near the motherboard for the moment, they have just been used to screw in and out cards, but as I'm off to the local electronics shop today, I will try and pick up a nice non-magnetic set, as soon I will have to do battle with the fan clip from hell :roll: :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2002 3:01 pm 
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Toby B. wrote:
A static strap (anti-static strap) is highly reccomended although not required as long as you take the necessary precautions......

1) DO NOT touch anything prior to grounding yourself to a bare metal spot on the chasis.

2) avoid caprted areas (if possible).........Do not wear socks when you have you work on carpeted areas.

3) avoid static prone clothing (i.e. wool, polyester, etc.)

Magnetic scrwedrivers are not suggested ( NOT recommended)....

Toby
I also thank you for the info.

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Its also recommended not to stroke your cat, or rub a ballon on your head while working on computers.... :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 6:40 am 
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:idea: :lol:
and how about NOT rubbing your cat with a balloon while stroking your head,
or alternatively
NOT working on your computer just before that fancy dress party, dressed as Huggy Bear :roll: :lol:

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