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    To prevent static ele discharge during install on my new graphics card

    I had to order a replacement graphics card for my PC at work.

    First off the company that shipped the new card to me placed it wrapped up in bubble wrap and not in an anti-static bag. I hope there won't be any issues.

    I don't have a wrist band to use while I change my graphics card so there is no chance of shorting the circuit board.

    I will be placing the card on a wooden table. sitting in my office chair. the floor has carpeting. How do I make sure I discharge any static electricity from myself prior to opening the package the card came in and placing it into my PC.

    Thanks!!

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    Touch a metal part of your computer case. This will discharge any static electricity.

    I haven't used a wrist band in years and so far haven't blown up any motherboards because I touch a metal part of the case prior to handling anything inside my computer. Make sure computer is turned completely off also. Some PSUs still hold power after the computer shuts down, so press the switch after unplugging the computer from the power source.
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    Well thank you very much.
    That is quite helpful - appreciated!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by question2012 View Post
    Well thank you very much.
    That is quite helpful - appreciated!!
    You're quite welcome!
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