Static Electricity

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dogbone, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

    dogbone

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  2. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, you should be OK, just be sure to earth yourself first...
     
  3. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.
    I find nails through feet works best.
    That and standing in water.
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I asked in a post sometime last year if my static shocks through my iBook's USB, Firewire, and other ports was dangerous. The response was negative...
     
  5. khammack macrumors regular

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    Well, it's not dangerous for your health. Your iBook may go to sleep and never wake up again though...

    -kev
     
  6. iSaint macrumors 603

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    hmmm, I was told that it shouldn't be a problem. I would think it could be dangerous form my iBook, too.

    I tried to search forums, and it seems to go both ways. I guess it's a matter of opinion, but I try to be careful.
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    wrist band that all the clerks at apple wear.

    I always have to bug them to move it Fabric side down so they don't scratch my PB.

    attach one end to your wrist, the other end to a metal thingiee, and you can touch all the static thingiees you want!!

    it won't help your hair, though. :p
     
  8. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I used to have to wear one of those in my testing days, I kept forgetting to wear it though, so I changed it into a watch strap and didn't forget it after that - just had to remember to 'plug' myself in.

    :)
     

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