My query is:- Where does one attach the free end? To the computer case itself or to a water or central heating radiator pipe or to the earth pin of my house current plug or what?
Advice gratefully received.
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the problem with this is...if the computer is plugged into the wall there is still power to the motherboard
Make sure the power cord remains plugged in so the case itself is earthed / grounded.
Edited by SOORENA, 02 March 2008 - 08:41 AM.
This is of course the correct way, but most people don't usually have access to this equipment when needed?
While working with a electrostatic sensitive hardware you could place your wrist in the strap and plug the other end into an antistatic mat the device is laying on or into an antistatic workbench.
As do I.. never had any problems with this method when carrying out tasks like changing memory sticks / various cards etc.. but as far as the strap goes, unless you have it connected as above (to a mat or something) it would be of little use?
I rest one forearm on the case while I am working inside of it.
Which brings me back to the point... why "yank the cord" if there's no power in the motherboard??
Or you can always press the power button on the PSU to off or 0 which will get rid of any power in the motherboard That should be the first thing you do before yanking out the cord.
Edited by SOORENA, 02 March 2008 - 07:13 PM.
Edited by james_8970, 02 March 2008 - 07:32 PM.
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