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Yeah...you are not going to get shocked from a capacitor on graphics card. I wouldn't put my tongue on it, but it is going be much less than 12 volts and have very little in the way amperage. I doubt it would be strong enough to give you the slightest shock.

Ever pick up a graphics card or mother board and touch the solder points on the back? Did you get a shock?
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Yeah...you are not going to get shocked from a capacitor on graphics card. I wouldn't put my tongue on it, but it is going be much less than 12 volts and have very little in the way amperage. I doubt it would be strong enough to give you the slightest shock.
Ever pick up a graphics card or mother board and touch the solder points on the back? Did you get a shock?

did you, i don't wanna try lol? or is it esd from your body?
    
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patience is ket for this kind of thing, took me about 45 minutes my first time doing it to get it right, ive fixed 5 cards and 3 mobos for people since, do it once, then it becomes second nature
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Yeah...you are not going to get shocked from a capacitor on graphics card. I wouldn't put my tongue on it, but it is going be much less than 12 volts and have very little in the way amperage. I doubt it would be strong enough to give you the slightest shock.
Ever pick up a graphics card or mother board and touch the solder points on the back? Did you get a shock?

Who in their right mind goes and touches solder points on brand new computer equipment just for gits and shiggles?
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Yeah...you are not going to get shocked from a capacitor on graphics card. I wouldn't put my tongue on it, but it is going be much less than 12 volts and have very little in the way amperage. I doubt it would be strong enough to give you the slightest shock.
Ever pick up a graphics card or mother board and touch the solder points on the back? Did you get a shock?

Who in their right mind goes and touches solder points on brand new computer equipment just for gits and shiggles?

Who doesn't? biggrin.gif
post #26 of 32
Learn how to solder first. Its easy, but you need to get used to the temps and timing before screwing up hardware you want to save.
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Yeah...you are not going to get shocked from a capacitor on graphics card. I wouldn't put my tongue on it, but it is going be much less than 12 volts and have very little in the way amperage. I doubt it would be strong enough to give you the slightest shock.
Ever pick up a graphics card or mother board and touch the solder points on the back? Did you get a shock?

Who in their right mind goes and touches solder points on brand new computer equipment just for gits and shiggles?
Guilty rolleyes.gif. I licked my CHV when I got it, just so everyone knows it is mine. I've handled lots of cards/boards while running and immediately after running and never had a single problem. The cap sizes aren't large enough to shock you. These aren't camera flash caps tongue.gif. Those will give you a shock when charged, and yes I have licked them before thumb.gif
    
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Guilty rolleyes.gif. I licked my CHV when I got it, just so everyone knows it is mine. I've handled lots of cards/boards while running and immediately after running and never had a single problem. The cap sizes aren't large enough to shock you. These aren't camera flash caps tongue.gif. Those will give you a shock when charged, and yes I have licked them before thumb.gif
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post #29 of 32
OMG this is driving me nuts. Why do I keep randomly getting blanks posts but when I hit edit it is there.

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OMG I GIVE UP >< I can't even manually retype my post. Sereiously anyone else having this issue since the new OCN hit?
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