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Precautions to prevent damage when upgrading hardware

Last response: in CPUs
February 26, 2010 11:17:00 AM

c. Explain what precautions should be taken to prevent damage to computer components when upgrading hardware?
a c 158 à CPUs
February 26, 2010 11:31:46 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- Unplug the power
2- Discharge your body touching the case of the PC, and keep touching this while you change the components.
3- Read the manual to know the steps to change sucessfully your components.
a c 172 à CPUs
February 26, 2010 11:48:00 AM

Having a piece of antistatic foam doesn't hurt either.
a b à CPUs
February 27, 2010 2:55:06 AM

Don't wear many layers of clothing...especially don't wear synthetic and natural fibered clothing together since that'll create A LOT of static electricity.

Just wear a cotton T-shirt to be safe. If you want to be extra careful and you don't have an anti-static wrist band, wear rubber/latex gloves. (the cheap thin type that you can buy by the dozen)