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Ive actually never had the need to ground myself, but that might be because i live in a really humid place. In hong kong the humidity is pretty much 100% all the time, so basically its near impossible to generate any type of static electricity here. I remember doing my physics lab on static electricity, and because of the humidity, our teacher needed to turn all the AC at full blast, along with a dehumidifier that was working day and night. Even then it only moved down to 60% humidity, and we weren't fully able to fully do all of our static electricity experiments.
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Originally Posted by Diablosbud View Post

A lot of times, having on-board devices stop working is usually a defective/failing chip-set or motherboard. Perhaps this wasn't a grounding issue after all. I don't think excessive pressure on the studs was the problem. If the solder on the back of the motherboard was touching the inside of the case it would short though.

Nup, it's only been touching the standoffs, never any other metal.
The onboard sound died about a couple weeks before the motherboard, before that it worked fine except wouldn't wake from sleep sometimes.

Until the day a few curious individuals had to pick it up and pass it around when i had my back turned working on my casemod project, it was working and booting correctly, which is why i sort of guessed the whole static and grounding situation could have messed it up.
I'd have sent it for warranty but i bought it from ebay, it was unused however box was open and this was about 4 months ago anyway.
Oh wells, at least it wasn't an expensive board, no dramas i guess tongue.gif
   
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Holy Jebus Poison your tightening a mobo not torquing on lug nuts onto a car tire. Screw in until it stop's turning and give it an 1/8th of a turn after that if need be.

As far as ground goes i just touch the screw's on my light switch every few minute's (10-15) or once i get up and move around just too be safe. No need to murder some component's because i was lazy. thumb.gif
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Holy Jebus Poison your tightening a mobo not torquing on lug nuts onto a car tire. Screw in until it stop's turning and give it an 1/8th of a turn after that if need be.

As far as ground goes i just touch the screw's on my light switch every few minute's (10-15) or once i get up and move around just too be safe. No need to murder some component's because i was lazy. thumb.gif

True, heard of some good grounding methods in this thread.
I usually only stop turning the screwdriver after the screw is in enough without having to apply any additional pressure.
However the motherboard tray in the casemod i built isn't the best, and has no real support in the type of mod im doing, plus not having matching screws on hand didnt help either. doh.gif
Here's what the tray looks like
http://www.overclock.net/t/1375253/scratch-desk-build-the-desk-project/0_30#post_19955529
   
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Nup, it's only been touching the standoffs, never any other metal.
The onboard sound died about a couple weeks before the motherboard, before that it worked fine except wouldn't wake from sleep sometimes.

Until the day a few curious individuals had to pick it up and pass it around when i had my back turned working on my casemod project, it was working and booting correctly, which is why i sort of guessed the whole static and grounding situation could have messed it up.
I'd have sent it for warranty but i bought it from ebay, it was unused however box was open and this was about 4 months ago anyway.
Oh wells, at least it wasn't an expensive board, no dramas i guess tongue.gif

That really sound's like a defective motherboard to me. Not waking up form sleep at stock speeds is form my experience one of the first issues you run in to when the mobo has something wrong with it and onboard sound just randomly stopping working. Yeah that has faulty mobo written all over it.
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From a few pages back someone mentioned that they killed a mobo by connecting a DVD drive when the PC is on? How is that even possible?

Anyways, you can easily shock proof your mobo by painting it with a non-conductive paint.

I think I probably killed my PCIe wifi card by unpluging it when my PC is still on. Not completely sure though, only tested that card once after the incident, and it won't light up.
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That really sound's like a defective motherboard to me. Not waking up form sleep at stock speeds is form my experience one of the first issues you run in to when the mobo has something wrong with it and onboard sound just randomly stopping working. Yeah that has faulty mobo written all over it.

I had that in mind too but wasnt quite sure, one day it just wouldnt boot which seemed odd thinking.gif
Next time i'll grab a board with a warranty.
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