[SunHELP] anti-static protection required for installing RAM and new PSU?

Mark Benson markbenson at mac.com
Thu Dec 29 08:11:06 CST 2011

On 29 Dec 2011, at 13:41, vintagecoder at aol.com wrote:

> Do I need to worry about static electricity (seems to be a lot in my
> office) when installing RAM and a PSU in a server?

Yes. I killed a PowerMac 9600 by grounding my hand through a RAM SIMM in a slot on the mainboard once. Not good sport :\

> If so, will grounding
> myself temporarily by grabbing a handful of chassis be enough or do I need
> to buy a wrist strap or...

A wrist strap grounded to a known goid ground is preferable, but if you can keep the chassis grounded and touch it regularely that has always sufficed for me (what caught me out on the PowerMac was you have to remove the mains lead to open the case and I forgot to replace it with the case open).

Mark Benson


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