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So I recently was touching stuff inside my case, no PSU installed, just motherboard and cpu installed.

I forgot to use a ESD arm wrist couple of times, now I wonder if the motherboard/cpu can have gotten ESD damage?
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Touch a piece of metal ( your psu or case ) and you'll discharge yourself. Problem solved?
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Touch a piece of metal ( your psu or case ) and you'll discharge yourself. Problem solved?

the motherboard was inside the case but there was no psu installed, so is it still grounded the case from ESD?
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Shouldn't be a problem tongue.gif I never use a wristband and have never had anything go wrong. *waits for it now*

But yeah I wouldn't worry too much, some people are just too paranoid about it and some just do it for the 'safe' side, but I personally have never used one and have been working on computers since I was 12 ( when my father started teaching me ).

Although, almost everything I own is metal and my desk is actually grounded, but before then I never worried about it.
post #5 of 6
i have talked to people that have worked 15 years on computers and never once had a problem with ESD, they never used any wristaband only a anti static mat.
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i have talked to people that have worked 15 years on computers and never once had a problem with ESD, they never used any wristaband only a anti static mat.

well anti static mat is better wink.gif
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