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Can I put my motherboard on a glass surface?

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I need to wait a few days until some major components arrive, but is it okay to test out my motherboard on a glass surface, along with the PSU and stuff? As far as I am aware glass doesnt conduct electricity right?
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You'll be fine, glass is non conductive. The only thing to worry about is scratching the glass with the solder joints on the back of the mobo.
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its non conductive but it may still have a static charge on it
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You'll be fine, glass is non conductive. The only thing to worry about is scratching the glass with the solder joints on the back of the mobo.

Ah thanks man. Yeah this desk is pretty scratched up as it is so I don't think that matters. Gonna buy a cheap PSU and RAM from Fry's and give the system a test boot, then return the RAM and PSU. Thanks!!
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its non conductive but it may still have a static charge on it

Any household items I should lay over the class? Or perhaps just leave the MB on the box?
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Box would work perfectly, any towel type thing would have even more static electricity. That said glass has very little. Do NOT however put the anti static bag under it, as that is conductive.
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Box would work perfectly, any towel type thing would have even more static electricity. That said glass has very little. Do NOT however put the anti static bag under it, as that is conductive.

Sounds good, thanks everyone for the help!

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i've booted some old hardware on a glass surface as a part of a small project a few months ago and suffered no problems with static thumb.gif
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