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Anti static band alternitive!

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June 2, 2005 12:46:26 PM

Hi i have just recieved my 9800 pro with a new fan and i am deprerate to put it in, however i herd about this anti static crap and how you need a £6 wrist band.

Is this static electric actuallay a threat and can i stop it with an alternitive way from a anti static band?

please reply quickly, im desperate!

the turk
June 2, 2005 2:06:59 PM

Leave the PC plugged in (but with the wallswitch off), and just touch the inside of the case regularly to ground yourself.

That's what I do, and I've never fried any components.

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June 2, 2005 2:40:42 PM

You forgot something. He needs to make sure that he is static free before handling the card. I understood what you were telling him, but he may not.

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June 2, 2005 2:48:26 PM

Good point!

Turk[ey? :tongue: ]:
Touch the earthed case before removing the card from it's wrapping too!

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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2005 4:11:44 PM

How about he just wrap his hand with bare copper wire and plug it into the ground of a wall outlet? :lol: 

I used to use a bare copper lariet/lasso attached via allegator clip to the heating duct since they weren't as plentiful back then. Now I use nipple clips. :evil: 


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June 2, 2005 6:27:05 PM

more paranoia about this boogy man known as static.

go tell your alien brothers, that ronnie cordova says they're gay!!! <A HREF="http://sockbaby.com" target="_new"> sock baby </A>
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2005 7:01:42 PM

LOL!

When I was a kid I fried an Original IBM PC's CGA card by taking off my sweater before sitting down and then touching the case/power switch. Electricity shot out my finger like a tesla coil or jacob's ladder or the Emperor from Star Wars. Computer turned on and booted but no picture. Dad took it to get it fixed at work; fried card! :eek: 

Ever since then I respect static, but truely it's nowhere near the danger it used to be. :evil: 


- You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! - <A HREF="http://www.redgreen.com/" target="_new"><font color=green>RED </font color=green> <font color=red> GREEN</font color=red></A> GA to SK :evil: 
June 2, 2005 9:25:47 PM

Static can be a hazard.
If it wasn't a danger why would the manufacturers spend money in the antistatic bags?
BTW I've always used the touching the case trick and never fried anything.

Nothing is as easy as it looks
June 2, 2005 9:41:18 PM

No but I do now.
I don't think my hand will fit in one of those bags. At least the hard drive ones.

Nothing is as easy as it looks
June 2, 2005 9:48:44 PM

If you have small l337 hands I have a job for you in one of Nike's sweatshops.

Nothing is as easy as it looks
June 2, 2005 9:58:12 PM

haha

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June 2, 2005 10:08:51 PM

I'm just kidding wusy you need to take care of those hands for spacedonkey's operation. :smile:

Nothing is as easy as it looks
June 2, 2005 10:32:45 PM

Nike the sporting goods company had "sweatshops" in asia where small children were working.
<A HREF="http://www.shey.net/niked.html" target="_new">clicky</A>
Children are used to do jobs that require small hands (and/or wages)

Nothing is as easy as it looks
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