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Sonata III...static discharge problem


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mfarre03

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I was thinking about going with the Sonata combo that you mention in the 1k computer build but I have been reading a lot about a static discharge problem. Some people say that if you just touch the front of the computer it will reboot if the static is high enough. I noticed the hair on my arms standing up while lying next to my Grid Ultra Case, has anyone else had this problem?>
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Ok, either no one has ever had a static/case problem or nobody cares....
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I find that to be unlikely. I have heard of that happening to systems before but I don't think the case it to blame.

It happens at my work occasionly where the carpet produces a lot of static. I havn't heard of it outside of that.

Edited by Titan8990, 19 March 2008 - 09:48 PM.

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While I have heard of this issue, it seems to be quite isolated and I believe there are other factors at play here.
You would have to send an enormous shock (of which static electricity cannot produce) to reboot a computer in this fashion, that being said, if the computer is not set up properly such as the user not suing stand offs, the static could be just enough to create some kind of a short. While this would be extremely unlikely and I doubt it's even possible, this is the only explanation that I can come up with that may cause the problem that some complain about.

It happens at my work occasionly where the carpet produces a lot of static. I havn't heard of it outside of that.

This could also be an explanation, but in any case a PC should always be elevated off the carpet, static being one of the primary reasons, dust being another.
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