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I dont know where to post this so if its in the wrong section I'm deeply sorry... We have an amd system so I assumed amd stuff related will be here...

A question about static.

This morning whilst packing my girlfriends system in her luggage **her case is a lian li a05n ot something like that in case you want to know** for a lan party, I felt a prick on my finger, that moment I knew it static. The computer has been unplugged for 16 hours as we want it ready for packing this morning.

We are on train at the moment on our way up north, I just want to know if this shock effed up the system? Or if there s static on it, is there anything I can do to get rid of it before I turn the system on?


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post #2 of 10
Static is on you, not the machine. When you touched the machine, you grounded yourself and received an electric shock. Unless you were touching the PCB, nothing will be wrong. I get static shocks off my amp all the time.
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You should be ok, you might wana incest in slme dryersheets for the lugage , but unless your finger grounded the spark to a periphial ie videocard plug or audio jack or usb you're all set just use caution next time.
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I didnt touch anything else, just the actual case itself I came in contact with..
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You just grounded yourself if all you touched was the case therefore riding yourself of the static electricity so your system is fine. Also it was probably a good thing you did so just incase you had wanted to touch anything inside the case afterwards.
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Originally Posted by JEFFBEAUCHAMP View Post
You should be ok, you might wana incest in slme dryersheets for the lugage
Sorry, what?
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Originally Posted by JEFFBEAUCHAMP View Post
You should be ok, you might wana incest in slme dryersheets for the lugage , but unless your finger grounded the spark to a periphial ie videocard plug or audio jack or usb you're all set just use caution next time.
Sorry, what?
My thoughts exactly. But you are fine, I've done it on several occasions touching the case and it's never fried anything.
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Sorry, what?
I'm hoping he means invest but that was good for a morning lawl nonetheless.
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You just grounded yourself if all you touched was the case therefore riding yourself of the static electricity so your system is fine. Also it was probably a good thing you did so just incase you had wanted to touch anything inside the case afterwards.
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post #10 of 10
It's actually pretty standard practise to ground yourself by touching the computer case every so often when building a machine (or have an anti static wristband that clips onto the case) so no harm done unless you were grabbing at the rear mobo panel.

PS: No need for dryer sheets (I think the guy above was trying to hit 'v' instead of 'c' and 'o' instead of 'l', they're close enough to each other so it's a fair mistake but unless you're typing on a phone or something it shouldn't happen and you should proof read your stuff as well).
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