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#1 Jreb892

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 07:14 PM

What are some of the best steps to prevent ESD?
I wear a bracelet and work on wooden surfaces. I also live by the coast so I think I am fine


#2 DiNapXbox

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 07:17 PM

You should be fine. Your wrist strap needs to be connected to something that's actually grounded (cold water pipe, plugged-in PC case, ground prong of an outlet, etc).

Honestly I didn't do much more than "touch the doorknob first and be careful"; this has worked fine with the xbox and several PC's.

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 07:18 PM

Always touch a metal surface to discharge any static, but you don't really need to do this if you are wearing an anti-static wrist strap.

They also make anti-static work pads, which are also very nice, since everything you are working on is sitting on top of it and is protected.

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 07:21 PM

If you work on the device during a lightning storm, be sure to mount a large metal antenna atop your head, so the lightning will not strike the delicate electronics jester.gif






Honestly, sounds fine. I don't even use wrist straps, and I have a crazy cat that insists on rubbing against my legs when I'm working (which usually results in her getting booted across the room)

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 07:27 PM

DUDE.. when pussy come a knockin'... my bed's a rockin'
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Posted 18 February 2003 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE (HSDEMONZ @ Feb 18 2003, 03:27 PM)
DUDE.. when pussy come a knockin'... my bed's a rockin'
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Kard better hide his avatar when you're around....

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 07:53 PM

i don't do anything like that but my hardware is all up and running biggrin.gif
don't see the point for this or i've a really crazy body laugh.gif

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 08:22 PM

I am just very paranoid that I will zap the board.

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 09:09 PM

my arm always rests on the xbox's shielding, which i ground to my houses common ground. And my soldering iron is grounded, came like that.

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 09:22 PM

I just wear a wrist band and clip it to the unpainted part of the case. I used to not care but then there was that one day that i took out my 512 mb stick of DDR to clean out the case, then set it on my desk, came back in a few minutes after walking around in socks on carpet, and when i reached for the memory, i felt a little shock. Sure enough, i plugged it in, and my system wouldn't start up. Pull it out, everything is fine. Fried memory chip......so stupid....so stupid..... sad.gif

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 10:26 PM

The funny thing about ESD faults, is that the fault usually don't manifest itself right away.
I took an ESD course a while back, and the guy there showed statistics and scientific proof that faults can lay latent in a component for up to 5 years. I know that sounds whacked, but thats what he said.

I allways use a strap and a mat.


ESD is scary shite.


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