By LXIX ยท 5 replies
Jul 12, 2007
  1. i was checking out my new motherboard and when i was removing the latch from the processor slot and opening it, i accidentally touched the place where you put the processor with my finger, a lot.. i was frequently discharging myself on and altoids tin (that was on a huge metal shelf hope that works) so can anything bad happen from me touching that area. sure felt fragile when i did.
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Touching a metal shelf is useless,if it`s not electrically grounded.

    You should wear an Earth strap,or at least touch bare,earthed metal.

    If your computer works next time you start it - no problem.

    If it doesn`t work - problem. :unch: You should be Ok,though.
  3. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    hmm if i do statically discharge would i be able to feel it like a shock or would i not even know until the next time i tried to use my computer?
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Unless you had been rolling around on a woollen rug,you wouldn`t feel any static discharge,
    but could still damage chips.
  5. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    It's possible but the only way to know is to re-install the MoBo and fire up the comp!
  6. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    ah damn, i hope nothing happened. i won't find out until i get my new psu comes in.
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