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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
Just screw a screw into something, and then clip it onto that screw. The threads shouldn't be painted.
Good idea, will do that.

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For me, I just touch the PSU or case every now and then, and I tend to do it shirtless.
You know, I was thinking of doing it shirtless.
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i usually just pray for the best . course that didnt apply to my graphics card that came with metal i had to hand bend to fit in the slot . Thanks evga lol
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i use one better safe than sorry
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You know I think I broke mine, I put it together just to see how it feels, then took the little top thing off the strap, and I think once you put it together the first time, you aren't supposed to disassemble it again. There was this little wire, which is most likely the circuit that connects to the alligator clip to transfer static, it popped off... embarrassing. Anyways it was only $5 from a hardware store, will return it or exchange in a later time. That wrist strap was annoyingly uncomfortable as well.

Short story, I can't use it in my build, and I'm paranoid in static electricity. I don't have a humidity measure although the humidity outside will be 35%. I will be working on a tile floor, in temperatures about 80-82 F. So I got the idea of doing it barefoot, shirtless. Should I get my side panel of my current comp, that has unpainted metal, and put it on the ground while keeping my bare feet on it, or put it on the table and leave one hand on it.

Yeah I know, i'm worrying too much, but I'm a bit afraid of ESD, the fact that it doesn't show up instantly, worries me too much.
Edited by RuneDunes - 6/20/11 at 12:04am
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post #15 of 16
Worrying is a good thing, keeps you on your toes. Personally I recommend use one no matter what. Better safe than sorry. I've wrecked a few components already so I learned my lesson.

Good news is, components today are a bit better withstanding static. But still, doesnt mean you have to be careless.
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Ok parts came in just now. and until this point I just can't use one, can't find my receipt, probably threw it away because it was only 1 item.
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