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Windows 7: new motherboard ruined?

10 Aug 2016   #21

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

"Touching something metal" is of no value unless that "something metal" has an electrical path to ground. If you touched something like a screwdriver, then some of your static charge might be shared with that screwdriver. It is also possible that the "something metal" has more of a static charge than you had and by touching it, you now have more of a static charge built up.

Either use a grounded wrist strap (as mentioned in posts 3 and 5) or takes sdowney717's approach on post 19.

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10 Aug 2016   #22

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by modelcars87 View Post
well, i had something else come up today. i got a new power supply and took it out of the box. i made sure to touch something metal, like a screwdriver, prior to opening. when i took it out..........
You are worried that you might have damaged a new power supply by taking it out of the retail box in which it came? Do I have that correct?
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10 Aug 2016   #23


Well, yes..a little. I did end up getting an end strap tonight. It was $3
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