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How To Prevent Static Current From Destroying Your Computer.

Electric current can be created out of nowhere. Static electricity is one of the electricity that can be generated. In most cases, we produce this current when we rub our hands on things that produce this current.

It might sound fun and exciting, but if you are dealing with computers, it might become dangerous. The inside of the computer is vulnerable to this current and some of the accessories might be destroyed by the current.

People who work on the inside of the computers have registered cases where a part or the entire computer was destroyed. You might not feel the effects of the electric current yourself, but you will notice it occurred when parts of the computer are destroyed.

Static control measures should be taken to ensure that you don’t destroy the computer or parts of the computer. The measures that you adopt are important for the safety of the computer.

The following steps are important to prevent ESD when working on sensitive parts of a computer. The steps are very effective and will help you to protect the inside of the computer.

Zero potential

Always ensure that there is a zero potential when handling the inside of the computer. This can be achieved by the continuous touch of the unpainted metal surface that can be found on the power supply case of the computer.

Clothes

Make sure that you avoid wearing clothes that conduct static electricity such as woolen sweaters.

Codes

Disconnect all the codes, especially the power code and monitor.

Working Position

Standing is the best position to take when working on a computer. This will reduce the amount of static current that you can generate.

Jewelry

When you are handling the inside of the computer, it is better to ensure that you don’t have any jewelry with you. Jewelry are known for conducting and generating static electricity.

Weather

If you are working on your computer, it is better to wait until the current passes before you resume your work. When there is a storm, the likelihood of an ESD to occur are very high.

If you have a plan of working on the inside of your computer for more than once, then it is better if you bought an Antisatic. The Antistatic comes in different forms from the mat, desk, and wrist strap.

If you are not careful with the inside of the computer, you might end up damaging the sensitive parts. Accessories that are more vulnerable are the hard discs and the expansion cards. Follow this link to know more about the Antistatic.

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