new motherboard ruined?

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  1. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #21

    "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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  2. Posts : 12,012
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #22

    modelcars87 said:
    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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  3. Posts : 15
    Ohio
    Thread Starter
       #23

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