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  #1729159 2-Mar-2017 22:06
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gzt: Haters gonna hate. It's obviously anti static carpet. : )

 

Good for elbows and knees......cool


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  #1729161 2-Mar-2017 22:08
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I'd recheck the listing tomorrow, about 3-30pm. If no change, 4-30pm in case he is in detention.  


 
 
 
 


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  #1729410 3-Mar-2017 13:46
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To be fair, we have pretty similar looking anti-static lino on our electronic workshop floors.  There is a minuscule possibility that this is the case here - fingers crossed if you're the buyer ;-)





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  #1729415 3-Mar-2017 14:02
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tdgeek: Hhds?

 

Hard hard-drives. Aeroplane grade stuff.


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  #1729433 3-Mar-2017 14:35
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Just to play devils advocate here but when last did anyone kill a PC component through static electricity?

 

I certainly have never managed to do it and Im pretty careless when handling components...


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  #1729451 3-Mar-2017 15:05
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Dratsab:

 

tdgeek: Hhds?

 

Hard hard-drives. Aeroplane grade stuff.

 

 

No SSD is the male counterpart of HHD, which is female.

 

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  #1729459 3-Mar-2017 15:17
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tchart:

 

Just to play devils advocate here but when last did anyone kill a PC component through static electricity?

 

I certainly have never managed to do it and Im pretty careless when handling components...

 

 

 

 

Must admit, last time I killed a full PC via static was probably 15 years ago..... :)

 

 





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  #1729531 3-Mar-2017 17:34
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muttley68:

 

Shocking.... :whistle:

 

 

 

 

Ohm dear, so you didn't have the capacitance to resist did you?


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  #1729546 3-Mar-2017 18:17
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Just like the shampoo ad it my not happen today but it will happen 


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  #1729552 3-Mar-2017 18:30
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tchart:

Just to play devils advocate here but when last did anyone kill a PC component through static electricity?


'kill' is an obvious outcome. Doesn't work? Easy. It's not the only possible outcome.

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  #1730921 6-Mar-2017 13:42
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tchart:

 

Just to play devils advocate here but when last did anyone kill a PC component through static electricity?

 

I certainly have never managed to do it and Im pretty careless when handling components...

 

 

I've been subjected to a few Static Handling precautions lectures, and apparently the vast majority of static discharge damage results not in instant failure, but damage that leads to failure down the track - which people are not going necessarily going to attribute to carless handling in the past.


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  #1730970 6-Mar-2017 14:59
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tripper1000:

 

I've been subjected to a few Static Handling precautions lectures, and apparently the vast majority of static discharge damage results not in instant failure, but damage that leads to failure down the track - which people are not going necessarily going to attribute to carless handling in the past.

 

 

I'm no expert either, but that's also my understanding. Static generates high voltages, which cause damage reducing the lifetime of the logic gates in components etc, which then fail later down the track, but still far sooner than they should.

 

 

 

 





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A wee while ago I was able to work in a telephone exchange.  Poorly managed air conditioning with very low humidity.  Nice wheelie armchair and a linoleum race track from control point to control point on the bench.  This was a brilliant design static generator.  Pain taught the Tech to touch pad as often as possible instead of throwing a 10mm spark at the next ground contact. 

 

Do not know that placing things on carpet would produce that many ergs to blow things to bits.

 

This auction may have been listed by the tea lady.

 


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  #1733349 8-Mar-2017 21:51
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tchart:

 

Just to play devils advocate here but when last did anyone kill a PC component through static electricity?

 

I certainly have never managed to do it and Im pretty careless when handling components...

 

 

 

 

There is the issue of "soft damage" where it does not kill the chip instantly, however the chip will die prematurely

 

The customer and service engineer then do not link the 2 events separated by potentially weeks/months .

 

 

 

And with computers the owner then decides that it has become old and unreliable and buys a new one so

 

the service tech never sees the damage they caused anyway.

 

 


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  #1733419 9-Mar-2017 07:19
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Person I know who takes no precautions whatsoever seems to have terrible luck with ram failing. Yet mine which I get the cheapest stuff they sell generally seems rock solid.

 

Not sure if there is any connection at all, but ram would be one of the easiest to damage with all those data lines sitting unprotected at all on the gold edge connectors etc.





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