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Old 03-24-2010, 05:44 AM   #11
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Default Re: Grounding a painted case?

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Old 03-25-2010, 02:35 AM   #12
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Default Re: Grounding a painted case?

I think occasionally touching any inside part of the metal case chassis will discharge any ESD you may have picked up walking around. That's what I do and I haven't killed any components yet

EDIT: I just decided to fully read your post and saw that the whole thing is painted. You could scratch off a tiny bit on the inside chassis where you'll never see it and then ground by touching that.

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Old 03-25-2010, 04:30 PM   #13
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You know what, I just read the case you have. I have the same. I would strongly recommending scratching the case a little, in a spot you won't see, and then grounding the front USB ports to it. Then do the same to your PSU. I've had problems where if I touch the USB ports on the front and shock them with static, my computer restarts. Incredibly annoying at times.

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