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post #1 of 5
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Hey guys,

Didn't know where else to ask this. I'm shipping out a gpu and lost my anti static bag and the piece of plastic that held it in the box. I am going to use the anti static bag from my motherboard, but it has a lot of tiny punctured holes in it from the PCB.

Does this sound viable? I'm going to tape the anti static bag shut, wrap it in brown packaging paper, and then wrap that with bubble wrap. But I heard somewhere that brown paper still conducts. Is the brown paper part necessary? I'm just worried about the holes in my anti static bag.

Thanks!
post #2 of 5
I wouldn't think a few holes in the anti-static bag would cause any problems. My two most recent GPU orders didn't even have a anti-static bag around them.
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It's a lot more difficult to kill something with static than you think.

If I don't have the original box, I just put the card in an anti-static bag, tape it shut, and wrap it in some bubble wrap. Maybe some packing peanuts. It depends on what I have on hand.
    
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post #4 of 5
The brown paper is very unlikely to cause an issue, and the alternatives aren't exactly any better. Besides, an anti-static bag, even with a few holes, will do the job. Otherwise it sounds reasonable, just make sure you put in enough packing material (packing peanuts most likely) so the card doesn't get jostled around too much.
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Not big holes, just small punctures everywhere. I ended up just wrapping it around in bubble wrap. I used electric tape to tape up the static bag (which is better than using packaging tape, right?? I hope I'm not wrong) and this is the end result. Not my best work in neatness smile.gif



I definitely was overthinking. Didn't need the brown wrapping paper, so I'm stuffing it in the box. This is my first time shipping out a graphics card without the plastic shell or box to hold it. Hope it goes well!

Thanks guys smile.gif
Edited by apav - 8/21/13 at 12:14pm
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