Posted 01 August 2018 - 06:38 PM
Static ESD can be a real threat to certain types of electronics, but the insides of consumer products are usually pretty toughened against it. If you ever work on something vulnerable to ESD you will want a wrist-strap which you can connect to a grounded point, you'd want to avoid wearing anything woolly (or synthetic fabrics with similar fibres) at the time and you'd want to use an anti-static mat (connected to a grounding point like the strap should be). I've opened laptops often and have never needed to worry about ESd when doing so, also I've done a fair bit of stuff with ESD sensitive electronics in laboratories and definitely never heard of anti-static gloves, most gloves such as latex or nylon will typically make static discharges MORE likely not less. With laptop innards, avoid touching the circuitry or pins of chips directly, don't wear wool and don't walk about on carpet beforehand, you can also try touching a large lump of metal (desk frame or such) at occasional intervals. make sure to carefully watch videos online for your EXACT model of device before opening it, if things seem tough never pull with all your force because you will have forgotten to remove a screw somewhere and you'll end up breaking things. Parts should separate with only very small force so long as you have correctly removed all screws. You probably want to remove labels and stickers too as they are often placed such that some screws are hidden under them.
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My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB