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Protecting a pc from ESD during shipping/moving.

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August 20, 2012 6:42:46 PM

I will be moving a computer soon and I have everything ready to go aside from packaging. Cpu heatsink, and graphics cards are removed to prevent strain damage, and everything else is secure (I will be transporting myself). Typically I leave the mobo, cpu, drives, RAM, and PSU in the case, then repack everything into the original packaging the case was shipped in. In this case (corsair 600t) it's a fabric type slip bag and two styrofoam blocks to secure it in its cardboard box.
I never thought about this before, but can carting around the PC between the styrofoam cause ESD damage? Or will the case protect it? No circuits are exposed, and everything is in the case where it should be.

Thanks for any help.

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August 20, 2012 6:55:14 PM

If ESD was an issue when shipping PCs, then millions of them could be damaged every year.
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August 20, 2012 7:48:53 PM

GhislainG said:
If ESD was an issue when shipping PCs, then millions of them could be damaged every year.


Right right, but many are also shipped in pink antistatic wrap. I figured I was just being paranoid, but with how much I have invested in it I though it would be better to be safe than sorry.
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August 21, 2012 12:43:32 AM

Unless the PC is allowed to move, static won't develop in the box.
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