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Old January 1st, 2009, 12:51 PM
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Seriously though, where is this mystical static charge going to come from?
From that fuzzy sweater you're wearing, when you move your arms.

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Old January 1st, 2009, 10:38 PM
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Clean rooms at least have a physically sound principle behind them, even if they are generally excessive for most of the stuff they get used for..

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They work at giving you a false sense of security, all while lining the pockets of the strap fatcats! Seriously though, where is this mystical static charge going to come from? Once you touch a conductor once, it's gone. Just standing there, working on the PCB, you aren't going to accrue any new charge..
Well, you know, you could be wearing socks and standing on a carpet...

...Which is more of a PEBKAC issue.
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That doesn't build up any charge though. You'd have to be constantly rubbing your socky feet on the carpet. Even if you are walking around on this carpet, you can just touch the case each time you come back to the comp, and get the same effect. All without giving the snake oil industry any money!
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I have never bothered with any kind of static protection when working with computers though I will admit the only laptop I have taken apart was my already broken Dell so they might be more sensitive.
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Laptops are no more or less sensitive to irrationality than desktops.
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