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Oh didn't know, TY!
It's just when my cousin taught me to build my first PC he said it's useful to keep the bag there...
Maybe if you turn it inside out? rolleyes.gif

Still wouldn't be sealed tongue.gif

The point of the anti-statis bag is it creates a faraday cage around the item, once the item is outside of the bag, it is outside of the faraday cage and is therefor... no longer protected.
post #42 of 59
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Just wondering, does that work even though they're coated in white paint? what about touching cases that have a painted finish say black/white for example?

I go a little over the top personally, I use an outlet tester ($15 tops) to even check that my outlets' ground and everything is wired properly along with the PSU method. Considering you can get an anti-static strap for around $1 I think it's worth the ease of mind that you won't build up any static while building/don't have to worry about forgetting to touch your case.

You can still get shocked through most paints.
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Ive bought the band, came with my mobo with a discount (£4 to £2.50 lol)
     
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post #44 of 59
AS a technician and working with pcs and what not, i have never needed one. As long as you are touching metal on your case with your forearm or what have you,you will be ok. I havent used one in 4years and counting at least. Youll be but like othera have said if you feel more comfortable with having one dont let my post stop you
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Seems the consensus is discharge before working on your machine whistle.gif
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post #46 of 59
Oh and always make sure your power cord is unplugged at all times till you are finished inaide your machine, that defunitely helps lol
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Oh and always make sure your power cord is unplugged at all times till you are finished inaide your machine, that defunitely helps lol

The power cord is what grounds you doh.gif I think you meant make sure the PSU is off so it can't short and discharge it's caps. (1:1,000,000,000 possibility)
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post #48 of 59
Good deal on getting a strap. rolleyes.gif

Even if you discharge the static by touching your case or something, it's still possible to rebuild a charge while working or just moving around while working so if not using a strap, be sure to get into the habit of touching the case or whatever as you go with the work.
Using a humidifier in the room where the work is being done helps since cold, dry air tends to build it and the humidity tends to inhibit the generation of static. Even if the room is warm, low humidity can still allow static buildup to occur so a humidifier isn't a bad idea if you can get one.
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post #49 of 59
you'll still discharge by touching metal, whether you're grounded or not, grounding just makes it... less shocking.
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you'll still discharge by touching metal, whether you're grounded or not, grounding just makes it... less shocking.

Correct me if i'm wrong but assuming the case isn't grounded... touching it would only equalize the charge you have. If the case is uncharged, then your charge decreases by half. But you remain charged nonetheless...

That's how I see it headscratch.gif
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