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Ultimate Geek

  # 555884 9-Dec-2011 13:04
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garvani: It sounds like you think you will be able to move the drive into the new system and it will work once you have reinstalled drivers. Windows 7 is good but not that good. Ive tried doing this quite a few times at work but it has almost always ended up in a reload. The chipset on your laptop and the new desktop will have to be fairly similar for this to work.

"It sounds like you think you will be able to move the drive into the new system and it will work once you have reinstalled drivers" - yes this is what I originally thought. 

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  # 555889 9-Dec-2011 13:13
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Its hit and miss thats all, just dont put the house on it working :)


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Ultimate Geek

  # 555890 9-Dec-2011 13:17
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Thanks, I will make sure U have a backup plan incase it doesn't work.

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  # 555941 9-Dec-2011 14:40
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b0untypure1: also! use an anti static wrist strap...everyone reading this is probably thinking "why? man up" but I was the unlucky 0.1% who didn't bother and it turned into a blown PCI slot :/

Aslong as the power supply is connected to the mains the case will be grounded. You will need to touch the case before installing the part to discharge any static.

Also stay away from carpet, the amount of shots of electronic gear on carpet being sold of Trademe is scary.

As for static damage itself, in most cases you don't see the damage straight away. Could be years down the track.

I've been building/repairing and upgrading computers since before DOS was around and haven't static damaged hardware yet :-)

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Ultimate Geek

  # 555959 9-Dec-2011 15:22
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This may sound silly but, what do you mean by plugging the psu in? I install it into the case first and then plug it in, then to
uch the case?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 556017 9-Dec-2011 17:45
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Thanks, I remember the first time I installed RAM. I was touching metal once every 5 seconds freaking out!

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