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Step-by-Step Computer Destruction

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  • by Felinoid (16872) on Sunday September 07, 2003 @12:44PM (#6893643) Homepage Journal
    any place you should be using a plug especally into a streight edge connecter (like old ISA bords) use a jumper cable. There is a very good chance the jumper will slip off the power and on to a naboring data connection sending full power into a system that can't handle it for the breaf moment the jumper is connected to both... ZAP.
  • by fpp (614761) on Sunday September 07, 2003 @01:12PM (#6893861)
    "Unfortunately, static discharge damage is actually a fairly rare cause of computer problems."

    OK, what is this guy smoking? Static discharge is certainly NOT a rare cause of computer problems, especially in dry areas. The problem is that it's rarely blamed for hardware problems, because there's no way to tell why a board just "died".

    I work as a production engineer on a high tech assembly line, and our service calls due to "dead" boards dropped by 55% after we instituted tight anti-static measures on both the assembly line and in the service department.

    Anti-static precautions are not taken very seriously in some computer industries, especially the "mom and pop" stores which sell individual components. I can't tell you how many so-called computer "experts" I've seen handle RAM with their bare hands, and with no anti-static bag.
  • by 1u3hr (530656) on Sunday September 07, 2003 @01:18PM (#6893893)
    Very timely indeed.

    Blast from the past:"If the computer is an 80486-based system, the Central Processing Unit (CPU) can be plugged into its socket in more than one way....Inserting Single Inline Memory Modules (SIMMs) should be relatively simple..."

  • by lostchicken (226656) on Sunday September 07, 2003 @02:44PM (#6894395) wouldn't look familiar to you, judging by your user ID. (not that I was around either, just saying.)

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist