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Old 06-08-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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how can i ground myself? like neutrlize myself. what can i touch?

im building my pc right now. i have everything setup on my kitchen table. but there's a thin carpet/rug under the table that i would be stepping on. would that be okay? or do i have to stand on a non-static-carrying surface?
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Just touch a doorknob or something. Don't worry about static electricity too much. Everyone does and it's no biggy
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okay, well its just that everybody talks about it and says that it can like silently and suddenly kill ur system. and wasting $800 isnt something that i would like to do.
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I had my set up the same as yours is. Wood table, rug under neath. I took off both my shoes and sock, and every once in a while touched a doorknob next to me
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i should take off shoes and socks?
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Well, either keep on your shoes or take them both off. Socks would conduct static electricity easy as pie on that rug
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oh. okay, i think ill take both off, cuz my shoes sometimes make me staticy
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just touch an unpainted part of the case to ground yourself.
And I'm pretty confused right now.. the first (about 5) computers that I built I never even thought about static electricity. All of these pc's worked fine. Then with my newest build I was really carefull, like touching the case every 2 mins or so. And my mobo didn't work (not sure if I broke it or if it was already broken when I got it) so I had to send it back.
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i should take off shoes and socks?
whatever you dont wear only socks... either take everything off, or wear shoes.
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cool. i got my mobo, psu, dvd, and hdd installed. now i gotta put in ram, vid.card, cpu, hs/f, pci stuff, and front panel stuff.
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