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I Accidentally Touched My Mother Board.


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#1 Zhanshi

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:58 PM

Hi, I was looking at the new motherboard I got (taking a shot at building my own computer), and I didn't know there was a hole in the side of the bag and accidentally touched it. What are the chances that it's broke? I have heard a lot about the dangers of static electricity to computer parts, and I really don't want to have to buy another one, because I am poor enough as it is.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:00 PM

when you touched it did you get zapped like when you have a staic electric charge?

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:01 PM

No, but I heard that that can happen without you feeling it.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:20 PM

no, it'd been like when you touch a doorknob when you have static electricity built up.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:37 PM

Actually the threshold for a static discharge that you can feel is around three thousand volts and an IC can be damaged with as little at ten volts.

Put that puppy together and fire it up, it probably ain't broke. :thumbsup:

I would suggest that when you do go to assemble your components to discharge yourself to the metal case before handling components that are vulnerable to electrostatic discharges (ESD), that would include you RAM, motherboard, PCI cards, and the circuit board on the bottom of you hdd.

Edited by dc3, 14 November 2007 - 11:40 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:58 PM

Thanks. :thumbsup: I suffer from paranoia and OCD, so even little things like that wreak havoc on me. xD

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:41 AM

Thanks. :thumbsup: I suffer from paranoia and OCD, so even little things like that wreak havoc on me. xD


No problem, OCD and paranoia can be hard to deal with, we have other members that share you problems. I hope this experience will be pleasurable for you. Let us know if you need any assistance.

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