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Your thoughts on ESD?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by panchoman, Jan 31, 2008.

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What are your thoughts on ESD?

  1. Just a myth to get us to waste money on anti-static products

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  2. Its there.. but the chances are so slim of it happen that anti-static products can kiss my ass

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    30.8%
  3. everyone needs to use anti-static products! you'll fry your system if you dont

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  4. its real.. everyone needs to ground themselves.. but anti static products aren't the only way

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  5. i dont really care.. i use my anti-static products anyway

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  6. i dont give a rat's ass.. im never gonna fry anything anyway

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    I was wondering what you guys all think about ElectroStatic Discharge or ESD..
     
  2. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Never had a problem caused by it AFAIK.
     
  3. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    poll added ^^
     
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    zekrahminator McLovin

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    I don't give a rats ass about ESD, some simple precautions and you'll be fine (basically, just don't put it on anything fuzzy, don't handle it if you're wearing/have just handled something fuzzy, and make sure to touch a metal thingy right before fooling with metal).
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    I say it can cause issues. I stress can.

    From personal experience as long as you are dicharging to the case it will be fine. I hit my buddies PC like 10 times while building his rig ...still a year later , no ill effects!
     
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    This can happen ive got electric static shocks off people and objects before my daughter went down the slide at the park and i caught her at the bottom and got a shock off her i never use ESD products my self i just touch somthing grounded before i start work just to make sure im discharged of it u can use a wire and rap it round your wrist and ground it to somthing if you wear whool or nylon items of clothing they can produce alot of static also.
     
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    Open case. Touch PSU (turned off but still plugged in). Start work.

    Simple precautions just in case.
     
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    Imo it's just utter bullshit. You're telling me that electronic components that are rated to work at 2 volts like RAM sticks for example will get damaged by electrostatic electricity that has a charge of something like 0.003 volts? :laugh: It's just another thing to make you spend your money but hey if people are dumb enough to buy it...
     
  9. mrw1986

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    ESD is garbage. I've never once had an issue with it in the 13 years I've been building and repairing. Hell my buddy used to keep the side of his computer open and kick the insides of it when he got pissed wearing a pair of socks. No joke.
     
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    I watched my friend ruin 4 PCs b/c of esd, on one of the occasions I even saw a big ass spark.
    Now I'm not saying you should go out and buy anti-static work mats, spray downy on the carpet, or buy an anti-static wrist strap. I am saying you should ground yourself whenever working on a pc.
     

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