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Dan
07-10-2005, 01:59 AM
I'm almost ready to add a second HDD to my PC. The only thing now is how I
can discharge my static. Are there any effective methods to discharge static
prior to working? And how long to I keep my hands on the metal chasis of the
power supply (during working) to discharge any possible buildup?

Matt Gibson
07-10-2005, 01:59 AM
While the computer is still plugged in (but turned off), touch the metal
case. Unplug the computer, and install away.

As long as you're not moving your feet around (and not wearing some kind of
fleece or sweater), you'll be fine.

If you get worried, just touch the computer case (even if it's not plugged
in). You'll bring the case and you to the same electrical potenial, which
will eliminate the possibilty for ESD.

Matt Gibson - GSEC


"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B2AF4FBC-6D09-4315-9EEF-C3CF922DFBD6@microsoft.com...
> I'm almost ready to add a second HDD to my PC. The only thing now is how I
> can discharge my static. Are there any effective methods to discharge
> static
> prior to working? And how long to I keep my hands on the metal chasis of
> the
> power supply (during working) to discharge any possible buildup?

Dan
07-10-2005, 01:59 AM
The metal case meaning the back of the computer right?

And how long do I touch the metal case?

"Matt Gibson" wrote:

> While the computer is still plugged in (but turned off), touch the metal
> case. Unplug the computer, and install away.
>
> As long as you're not moving your feet around (and not wearing some kind of
> fleece or sweater), you'll be fine.
>
> If you get worried, just touch the computer case (even if it's not plugged
> in). You'll bring the case and you to the same electrical potenial, which
> will eliminate the possibilty for ESD.
>
> Matt Gibson - GSEC
>
>
> "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B2AF4FBC-6D09-4315-9EEF-C3CF922DFBD6@microsoft.com...
> > I'm almost ready to add a second HDD to my PC. The only thing now is how I
> > can discharge my static. Are there any effective methods to discharge
> > static
> > prior to working? And how long to I keep my hands on the metal chasis of
> > the
> > power supply (during working) to discharge any possible buildup?
>
>
>

Raymond J. Johnson Jr.
07-10-2005, 01:59 AM
Dan wrote:
> The metal case meaning the back of the computer right?
>
> And how long do I touch the metal case?
>
> "Matt Gibson" wrote:
>
>
>>While the computer is still plugged in (but turned off), touch the metal
>>case. Unplug the computer, and install away.
>>
>>As long as you're not moving your feet around (and not wearing some kind of
>>fleece or sweater), you'll be fine.
>>
>>If you get worried, just touch the computer case (even if it's not plugged
>>in). You'll bring the case and you to the same electrical potenial, which
>>will eliminate the possibilty for ESD.
>>
>>Matt Gibson - GSEC
>>
>>
>>"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:B2AF4FBC-6D09-4315-9EEF-C3CF922DFBD6@microsoft.com...
>>
>>>I'm almost ready to add a second HDD to my PC. The only thing now is how I
>>>can discharge my static. Are there any effective methods to discharge
>>>static
>>>prior to working? And how long to I keep my hands on the metal chasis of
>>>the
>>>power supply (during working) to discharge any possible buildup?
>>
>>
>>
Two hours minimum. Just kidding. Just touch it and you'll be fine. If
you're really worried about it, go to Radio Shack and buy and
anti-static wristband for a few bucks. Not necessary, really, but good
insurance if you're concerned.


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