Originally Posted by Frag Maniac
The vacuums ruining PCs paranoia is so blown out of proportion.
It's real as the own life. I've destroyed a motherboard by that. It was fine before. I didn't touched anything more during the operation. Took the correct ESD procedures. So I know that it's not a myth nor paranoia.
Static is also caused by the powerful air flowing through the hose, not only the motor nor the grounding. A small battery powered one is more suitable besides don't having mains connection and shorter hose is less powerful = less ESD than a regular mains one.