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Usually by the time I shut down the PC, unplug all the wires, clear a spot or move the case to an open table...

...take off the panel, get my tools, remember what I wanted to do...

...get a soda.

Everything is ready to go.

...forget that thing I needed.

It's been 10 minutes.
Finally start work.

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As others have said the heat won't be a problem as much as static or left over capacitor charge. I tend to turn off my PSU then hold the power switch for 10-15 seconds. This will drain your caps faster and allow you to remove or add parts safely without having to wait at all. Please do turn off or unplug the PSU though, nothing worse than causing a short (or hitting the power switch) and poof the thing starts up while you are in the middle of adding something. thumb.gif
 
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Whenever I work on a machine, after turning it off, I shut off the power supply, leave the power cable connected as grounding, and hold the power button to "flush" out any static electricity. After holding the power button for about 8 seconds, I let go and open the machine and get to work.
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