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Old 08-15-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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ok, not sure how this work...first time building a computer. i've heard people say they've friend their computers by not wearing this wristband. do i HAVE to buy it, or is there some way around it?
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u dont have to buy it just make sure u dont have any static eletricty on u before you touch the comp
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how am i supposed to do that?
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Ground yourself and touch metal, aka power supply. door handle. whatever is metal

and dont wear socks or sweaters
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and i have to be touching metal at all times while handling the cpu, mobo, memory...ect?
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No, just before hand
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ok...one other thing...what surfaces are good to work on? i have a wood table...would that be ok? the table is on laminent(sp?) flooring. or i could do it on plain wood floor...which would be the best option?
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Plain wood and laminent both work good. Put ur pc on a wooden table with a towel on top is what I did.
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towel on top of the wood table? why is that? sorry if i'm bugging...but this stuff is interesting to me =P
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Only time you need a wrist band is when you work on a live electral system..

Like our phone system. The system runs 24/7, we have to pull cards everyone once in a while. While the unit is on we wear a wrist band because the electical current can cause static..

But if you have your system off and unplugged follow the instructions above.
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