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Old 06-27-2006, 08:06 AM   #1
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Before i add some things to my pc, is it essential to wear one of thos static wrsit bands, if so is it possible to make one out things that are usually laying around the house?
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if you want./Don;t know. And don't Do it in a room with carpet. "All i know"
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Its a good idea, specially if you are dealing with high end equipment. Zap a mobo and it may be a done deal.
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it's safer. but not necessary. i built mine without one, in a carpeted room. i don't recommend that though. if you don't want to go through the hassel of buying a anti static wrist, just do it on a wooden floor or ceramic/linoleum floor, take off your socks and tap the power supply once in a while to make sure you're grounded. so basically, keeping one hand on the metal part of the case or power supply could be an anti static wrist. well, more like an anti static hand.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:40 AM   #5
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ok thanks guys
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