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So basically every now and then my arm will bump into my case and i get a shock but its from me what i am worried about is frying it will this damage my system at all?

It is very cold and dry where i live and when i do bump into my case i get shocked its while the system is powered on. So like i said will i kill my system and should i ground myself to my metal desk or something while sitting at my desk?
Edited by philhalo66 - 1/8/14 at 9:50am
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post #2 of 10
Yeah, potential for damage is there; ground yourself before touching your PC.

Normal for winter.
post #3 of 10
be sure to touch the case before you touch any hardware
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post #4 of 10
No need to be worried.

None of your components are actually "touching" the case. thumb.gif
(They would short themselves out)
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post #5 of 10
It's a grounded metal box, static discharge to it is the norm, and it will not effect the components. Even if it "did," most hardware in there has extensive ESD protection all over the place to protect the most sensitive components. When working on a computer, I usually leave it plugged in as an alternative to wearing a wrist band. Works fine.
     
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdocod View Post

It's a grounded metal box, static discharge to it is the norm, and it will not effect the components. Even if it "did," most hardware in there has extensive ESD protection all over the place to protect the most sensitive components. When working on a computer, I usually leave it plugged in as an alternative to wearing a wrist band. Works fine.

On a motherboard's USB ports, ESD = fuses. blow the fuse, port stops working. Check any motherboard marketing site about ESD, every brand has something about it.

If you are doing that to your case, chances are you can do it to your mouse, too. Speakers and headphones, too.

Example:

http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/TUF/TUF_Tech_5.htm
Edited by cadaveca - 1/8/14 at 10:18am
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I'd get a humidifier
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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FastMHz View Post

I'd get a humidifier

The apartment building i live in said no humidifiers allowed because it causes mold rolleyes.gif
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post #9 of 10
Boil a pot of water on the stove wink.gif

That's not technically a humidifier.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post

The apartment building i live in said no humidifiers allowed because it causes mold rolleyes.gif

boil a large pot of water biggrin.gif
   
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