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Old 05-10-2005, 06:25 AM   #1
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What is the best way to prevent shocking the parts and destroying them when I do eventually build my computer? (This should be soon). Its the first computer I'm building and to shock and destroy my parts would probally be a heartbreaker.. heh.
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This is a rather simple thing to do:

Buy an AntiStatic bracelet.
You should be able to get them from most computer shops and these will protect you.
Some earth you by having a wire going to the floor, while some plug into a plug socket (These would probably be better if you are near one)

This type of proection would competly protect you from shocks to protect those precious computer parts

Hope this helps...oh and welcome to the forums
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Just touching the case before touching any parts will discharge the static.
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This doesn't completly stop the chances of it happening though, especailly if you are on a carpet where static builds up very fast.

I wish I could of got hold of a antistatic bracelet when i built this machine, but I did just touch a radiator every few mins, which was earthed, though I wouldnt suggest other people to do this just in case it doesn't work for very long...
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Just touching the case before touching any parts will discharge the static.
thats what i do and my computer is working *hopes*
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Well, I'm on a carpet, so the bracelet should help me.
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could do what largo from megatokyo does.. build the computer butt naked
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Well, I'm on a carpet, so the bracelet should help me.
don't put your hardware onthe carpet !!!!
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After its in the case it can obviously touch the carpet but after I'll probally build it on my desk anyhow.. heh. I noticed a bracelet from compusa..

http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...5039&pfp=srch1

I'm not understanding how that looks like it'd work.. :/
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That is the exact bracelet that I have. You just put it around your wrist and then the other part clips on to your case. Basically the same thing as touching the case every so often. Just makes it so you dont have too. Also make sure you use non magnetized tools.
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go to radioshack and buy one of these
http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...%5Fid=276-2397

or one of these
http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...%5Fid=276-2370

a whole mat that you can set the entire case onto would be a good investment. when you hook up the bracelet to the chassis of your computer, remember to move it back and forth to scrape the paint off a little so you get down to bare metal, since most computer chassis are painted...it looks like bare metal but usually is painted gray.
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Did you know the case to the power supply is tied to the ground pin on the power plug? If you install the psu in to the case first thing and plug it in to the wall socket, you give static somewhere to go besides the motherboard. That way you just touch the case to discharge yourself before you touch any thing else.
Oh and leave the kill switch off till you get finished with the build. Some pins in the motherboard plug are live even though the system is off.
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Yeah I said that at the first reply. LOL!!
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Yeah I said that at the first reply. LOL!!
Sorry. I just exspanded on the thought.
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Just touching the case before touching any parts will discharge the static.
Watch how you say it, i know you ment to say touching your Power Supply the simple touching the case most likely would not work since most cases dont conduct Electricity if im not mistaken, Id recomend touching the Power Suply for a few Sec then being careful of just touching outsides of your parts you will be fine.
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I think I'll go with the antistatic wristband, and perhaps a mat to prevent any incidents. This one looks good.. so thank you for everyone that helped..

http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...%5Fid=276-2370

The only question is I'm supposed to actually scrape the part of the case I'm putting that on.. I'm guessing on the inside. Would the case material matter..?
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To me, it seems like your getting too worried about static. I mean it is important of course, but you don't have to worry too much, a little bit of protection will stop any static from messing up components
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heres the free way to protect against static electricity: get a piece of speakerwire(preferably a large guage, tie a slipknot at one end with the wire exposed to put around your wrist, and expose just enough wire at the other end to make contact with your computer case, tie it around any hole on the rim of your case and VIOLA! free antstatic protection, this is what i use
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