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Anti-static Wristband

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February 19, 2009 10:07:19 PM

My new computer parts are arriving tomorrow and I ordered everything but one of these. What's the best way to ground myself without one of these? I will NOT be assembling the computer on a carpet. Should I get a wristband from radioshack? I think they sell em, but I also read a review that their wristbands are total crap.. as in sometimes the wires are broken even. Ha.

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February 19, 2009 10:37:31 PM

i wonder too would it work by putting a pair of latex glove on ???
February 19, 2009 10:53:18 PM

Just keep yourself and ALL the parts your working on grounded. Even if that means running speaker wire to the nearest cold water pipe and wrapping the bare metal around yourself.

OR...well, we all know people that have assembled thousands of computers without shocking a part to death without a grounding strap. you just have to keep yourself and all the parts grounded during the entire process...and not get it wrong.


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February 19, 2009 10:56:57 PM

so does wear latex glove prevents statics?
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February 19, 2009 11:18:13 PM

Latex gloves may work, but they usually have a powdery residue on them.

I would suggest washing your hands before working. Dry air and skin contribute to static shocks. Touch the case or something metal before touching the parts.
February 20, 2009 11:46:17 AM

Yeah, i touch the CH radiator or a water tap before handling every part. But then again, there were countless times that i forgot and did not, and never damaged anything. One of my friends zapped his new mobo though, but hes a lazy bastard and drags his feet on the carpet when walking - guess he paid the price :) 
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