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Slight shock when touching computer case.


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#1 rjisinspired

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:56 PM

Earlier on today I touched the side panel of my computer that has the two screws for the removal of the panel and I was near one of the screws when I touched the case and there was a quick, slight, jolt. before going for moving the computer, on where it was rested on. I wasn't aiming to open the case up, just relocate the computer an inch or so. I had touched the case with one hand and then the other thinking that I would be fine but I guess not. 

 

My question is: Was any potential harm done?  The hardware seems to be unaffected. RAM, CPU and PSU seem to be operating as it always has been. I guess my concern is long term potential damage. I thought I was a careful person too when it came to computers. i am very concenred about static a lot.

 

Maybe I'm only overconcerned this time around?



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:22 PM

It's very unlikely that a static discharge to the case of a system will create any problem. A metal case should be earthed, and a discharge to the metal is in effect to earth. Either way, the casing protects its contents. If the discharge had passed to the case via exposed contacts on a port or connector, e.g. a network or HDMI port, then it's possible for damage to occur. Touching exposed metal such as a screw head on the casing before handling the system is the safe thing to do.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:28 PM

Thank you Platypus. This is a relief to know.






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