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How to ground yourself with a painted case?

I plan on building my first computer soon, and i have read that befiore touching any component, I should ground myself by toucihing the bare metal part to the side of the computer case. The problem is that the case I ordered is fuilly painted in black (Corsair 650D). Can I still ground myself if I touch the case? Or is there any other way to ground myself?
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    Hamberly said:
    I plan on building my first computer soon, and i have read that befiore touching any component, I should ground myself by toucihing the bare metal part to the side of the computer case. The problem is that the case I ordered is fuilly painted in black (Corsair 650D). Can I still ground myself if I touch the case? Or is there any other way to ground myself?


    touch the power supply :) , touch any metal thats all.

    to be on the safe side allways wear Anti statick strap

    one of these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=Antistatic+wrist+strap&N=-1&isNodeId=1
  2. SNA3 said:
    Hamberly said:
    I plan on building my first computer soon, and i have read that befiore touching any component, I should ground myself by toucihing the bare metal part to the side of the computer case. The problem is that the case I ordered is fuilly painted in black (Corsair 650D). Can I still ground myself if I touch the case? Or is there any other way to ground myself?


    touch the power supply :) , touch any metal thats all.

    to be on the safe side allways wear Anti statick strap

    one of these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=Antistatic+wrist+strap&N=-1&isNodeId=1




    thanks a lot! I was really worried about frying one of my components. Also, the power supply seems to be painted too, so will it work if I touch it? or can I touch any other metal?
    thanks again:)
  3. Hamberly said:
    SNA3 said:
    Hamberly said:
    I plan on building my first computer soon, and i have read that befiore touching any component, I should ground myself by toucihing the bare metal part to the side of the computer case. The problem is that the case I ordered is fuilly painted in black (Corsair 650D). Can I still ground myself if I touch the case? Or is there any other way to ground myself?


    touch the power supply :) , touch any metal thats all.

    to be on the safe side allways wear Anti statick strap

    one of these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=Antistatic+wrist+strap&N=-1&isNodeId=1




    thanks a lot! I was really worried about frying one of my components. Also, the power supply seems to be painted too, so will it work if I touch it? or can I touch any other metal?
    thanks again:)


    yes just touch any metal , try the window frame ..or w/e it is about discharging the static electricity from your body.
  4. SNA3 said:
    Hamberly said:
    SNA3 said:
    Hamberly said:
    I plan on building my first computer soon, and i have read that befiore touching any component, I should ground myself by toucihing the bare metal part to the side of the computer case. The problem is that the case I ordered is fuilly painted in black (Corsair 650D). Can I still ground myself if I touch the case? Or is there any other way to ground myself?


    touch the power supply :) , touch any metal thats all.

    to be on the safe side allways wear Anti statick strap

    one of these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=Antistatic+wrist+strap&N=-1&isNodeId=1




    thanks a lot! I was really worried about frying one of my components. Also, the power supply seems to be painted too, so will it work if I touch it? or can I touch any other metal?
    thanks again:)


    yes just touch any metal , try the window frame ..or w/e it is about discharging the static electricity from your body.


    Ok, thanks!
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