Anyone use a anti static wrist strap?

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  1. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    Just got mine in the mail today. I think that static electricity has been my problem on the last 4 computers I've built :sad2:. Seem's on everyone I've had to send the mobo back. Decided to get one of these, and hopefully this fixes my problems.

    With this strap, it grounds out both your hands right? I mean it doesn't just make your one hand that the strap is hooked to anti-static free right?
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    As long as one part of your body has a ground, the static from the whole body should flow out through it (path of least resitence). I should probably pick one up sometime too, or maybe I'll just borrow one.
     
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    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    I see, thank you sir :)
     
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    Any time I build or play with a computer, I put a hand or two on the PC's power supply to even out any static. I've never used a leash^H^H^H^H^Hwrist strap. I guess if you're walking/moving around and building PCs, static will be more of a problem.
     
  5. CyberBullets

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    never needed one, just touch the psu to nutralize any buildup you have achieved.

    just dont build ur pc on carpet or lynoleum and ur ok!
     
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    I've never used one, touched a PSU, the chassis, or taken static electricity into account in the least.

    The 4 PCs I've built have had no problems.
     
  7. dm33186

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    the mats are just as easy and get in the way less
     
  8. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yea, ground straps are a bigger deal working in labs and things with fancy stuff that you really don't want to take chances with, and experimental stuff that isn't as well protected.
     
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    I've built one and have worked on atleast 30 and never had a problem.
     
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    yer supposed to use um but i'm to lazy and have never had a problem w/ ESD or anything. I'm sure eventually it'll catch up to me.
     
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    It has alot to do with the region you live in too. Arid vs. humid.
     
  12. Scn64

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    I sometimes use a wrist strap.
     
  13. Penguin Man

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    It's teh arid here most of the year (especially the winter), but right now it's somewhat humid so I figure I'll be OK. I always ground myself on the case/PSU when I work on my computer anyway.

    PS, I ordered my new box today, should be here in a week or less probably :wiggle:
     
  14. Logik

    Logik Livin la vida broka

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    We toss the straps that come with Cisco cards.. I have a ton if anyone wants them.
     
  15. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I've never used nor owned one. Last couple of PC's I've had I've burned up the RAM with ESD while swapping it out.. my dumbass mistake.

    The last PC I built, I went to every god damn PC shop in the county and no one had one nor knew where I could get one.. so I just kept one hand on the PSU while I built the machine. No problems.
     
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    I guess they've gone out of fashion. I know who I can borrow one from anyway (hell, I know people who might even have an extra one), or I might look around and buy one. I think CompuSmart has them up here.
     

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