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Umm okay I have a question now why would you keep the cable plugged in?? grounding?
Yes, the cable has a ground to earth, so keeping the cable plugged in helps any static that goes from your hand to the case, go directly to ground. If the power supply isn't plugged in, then the static has nowhere to go, except to some random part of the motherboard...
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Umm okay I have a question now why would you keep the cable plugged in?? grounding?
Yep! If it's not plugged in, then the system is not grounded (but the outlet itself must be properly grounded too).


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Oh, I thought that you were saying that having the PSU switch flipped on killed the card.
No, I was theorizing that perhaps the PCI-E slot died when the card was removed because the PSU was on even though the system was off. I was picturing a little spark that wasn't big enough to notice or hear. However, I need to stress here that I was just theorizing which is why I didn't make any concrete statements.

However, now I know better.


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Yes, the cable has a ground to earth, so keeping the cable plugged in helps any static that goes from your hand to the case, go directly to ground. If the power supply isn't plugged in, then the static has nowhere to go, except to some random part of the motherboard...
That's provided the outlet itself is properly grounded. I have two outlets in my room that are not grounded.
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I used to unplug it every time xD I guess I'm luckier than I thought lol
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I used to unplug it every time xD I guess I'm luckier than I thought lol
Well, fortunately we dont go around and shoot static all the time, in that case I would probably have killed lots of good hardware

Also, static is much more likely to happen during winter when you perhaps wear woolen clothes (or fleece, shiver), and when the air is less humid. Good to know.
    
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I used to unplug it every time xD I guess I'm luckier than I thought lol
Same here. To be honest, I didn't start leaving my PSU plugged in when I do my thorough cleaning until a couple of months ago due to some thread here on OCN I participated in. I mean when I do my thorough cleaning, I have to take my rig to a completely different location just so I have enough room to work. So now I take the power cable with me and plug it into an outlet I know is grounded.

However, I also wear shorts and work barefoot so that I minimize static build-up.
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Well, fortunately we dont go around and shoot static all the time, in that case I would probably have killed lots of good hardware

Also, static is much more likely to happen during winter when you perhaps wear woolen clothes (or fleece, shiver), and when the air is less humid. Good to know.
Yeah that too so from now on let's just keep the power cable plugged in (praying all the outlets in my house are grounded) and stop worrying about static
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Yeah that too so from now on let's just keep the power cable plugged in (praying all the outlets in my house are grounded) and stop worrying about static
If you have a surge suppressor that had one of those LEDs to show that it is grounded, then you can use it to test outlets. Or just get an outlet tester at the hardware store. Otherwise, there's no way to know.
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Well, fortunately we dont go around and shoot static all the time, in that case I would probably have killed lots of good hardware

Also, static is much more likely to happen during winter when you perhaps wear woolen clothes (or fleece, shiver), and when the air is less humid. Good to know.
I've assembled computers on my carpet without damaging anything. NOT something I would recommend, but it's something that *IS* doable if you know what you're doing and take precautions.

And yeah, as long as you're working on a floor (or outside) and discharged yourself, it's not really necessary to leave the cord plugged in. It's just an extra layer of safety.
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He misunderstood me. He thought that I recommended unplugging the PSU when all I said was that I recommend flipping the PSU's power switch to the Off position when doing any work on your system.
I didn't misunderstand you TwoCables. I thought you were pretty clear.

I leave the cable plugged in and turn off the PSU switch for grounding purposes as it's been stated by others. I thought I did this when I pulled the card....maybe I did, can't be 100% certain I didn't.

Hopefully MicroCenter will allow me an exchange (bought it 4/8). Here's hoping
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I didn't misunderstand you TwoCables. I thought you were pretty clear.

I leave the cable plugged in and turn off the PSU switch for grounding purposes as it's been stated by others. I thought I did this when I pulled the card....maybe I did, can't be 100% certain I didn't.

Hopefully MicroCenter will allow me an exchange (bought it 4/8). Here's hoping
According to Falkentyne, someone named "Bramzy" experienced the death of his PCI-E slot at random while he was just using his computer. So, I think it could be just a common issue with this board.
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