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I don't understand everyone's fuss about getting electrocuted. As long as you have at least a little common sense, you'll be fine. I've opened countless PSU's to solder in led fans and I've never been shocked. The bBest thing to do is before you open everything up, plug a device such as a fan into the PSU, and jump start it with something insulated. I use a piece of insulated 20 gauge wire. I just strip the ends and put a little solder on them to keep em firm. Then jump the green wire on the 20pin with an adjacent black wire on the 20pin, switch on the PSU and once its running unplug it and any remaining juice should be used up by the fan in a quick second.
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I don't understand everyone's fuss about getting electrocuted. As long as you have at least a little common sense, you'll be fine. I've opened countless PSU's to solder in led fans and I've never been shocked. The bBest thing to do is before you open everything up, plug a device such as a fan into the PSU, and jump start it with something insulated. I use a piece of insulated 20 gauge wire. I just strip the ends and put a little solder on them to keep em firm. Then jump the green wire on the 20pin with an adjacent black wire on the 20pin, switch on the PSU and once its running unplug it and any remaining juice should be used up by the fan in a quick second.
Even a "discharged" PSU can carry a punch. Yes, as long as you aren't stupid and start poking around with a screwdriver or something you aren't going to discharge a cap. But if you aren't experienced with the layout of a PSU it's always good to be extra careful. He doesn't even need to open the PSU up for this so the only real danger is not wiring the plugs up correctly and frying something.
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He doesn't even need to open the PSU up for this so the only real danger is not wiring the plugs up correctly and frying something.
This is my biggest fear lol
    
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I think you'd end up making more of a mess with wires any it wouldn't be worth the time or effort. Just buy my psu .
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I think you'd end up making more of a mess with wires any it wouldn't be worth the time or effort. Just buy my psu .
I think you are rigght


Where did I leave those $300......
    
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If your worried about static discharge, make you self a cheapo grounding bracelet. AKA a piece of wire. Use a piece of 6 ft or longer piece of wire, strip about 6 inches off one end, and strip about an inch off the other end. I then tin, solder, the 1 inch piece. Plug the 1 inch piece into the ground on your home outlet; in the US it's the D Shaped one. Wrap the 6 inch piece around your wrist and walla instant no static/safety circuit.

Also, if you wrap the wrist of the hand you will use to work on the component, i.e. right handed wrap the right wrist, the worst that will happen is you fry your hand and not your heart.

I would also place caps on the portions not plugged in so nothing can touch them after you fire up the PSU.
    
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Even a "discharged" PSU can carry a punch. Yes, as long as you aren't stupid and start poking around with a screwdriver or something you aren't going to discharge a cap. But if you aren't experienced with the layout of a PSU it's always good to be extra careful. He doesn't even need to open the PSU up for this so the only real danger is not wiring the plugs up correctly and frying something.
All he has to do is discharge the caps with a resistor. Hold it up to the poles of each cap for a few seconds and they end up completely discharged. Its actually a very common procedure.

For the large PSU caps you'd want a resistor rated for a minimum of about 10W and 200ohms so that you don't have to worry about it getting too hot to touch. The ones covered in ceramic are best for that.
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Guys Im not worried about discharge!


Im not a wiring expert, so that could be difficult
    
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Guys Im not worried about discharge!


Im not a wiring expert, so that could be difficult

Aww man that's the easiest cheapest thing to protect your PC. It also makes sure you don't zap any components.

Basically it's this I just used wiring from around the house.

http://www.b2cshop24.com/en/discharg...wristband.html
    
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Aww man that's the easiest cheapest thing to protect your PC. It also makes sure you don't zap any components.

Basically it's this I just used wiring from around the house.

http://www.b2cshop24.com/en/discharg...wristband.html
Ahhh.... that's for static. It won't do a thing against a cap discharge. In fact, it might be MORE dangerous to use that strap. If the strap is on your arm and you discharge a cap with the other arm... the current will flow across your chest and disrupt your heart. Congratulations on inducing a heart attack!

Please people... no suggest if you don't know....
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