Antistatic Wrist Strap w/ MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by XxThatSamGuyxX, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. XxThatSamGuyxX macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2008
    Ok so i'm looking for somewhere to clip an antistatic wristband on my macbook while i just change the RAM
    1) Is it really necessary to take this precaution?
    2) Where can i find bare, unpainted metal to clip it to?
  2. Kingcodez macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2009
    Don't install it while wearing socks on a carpet.If you really are paranoid about it, touch some metal while installing it.

    Don't worry about ESD that much, just be smart.
    Keep the cat locked up, and if you want to take the extra step, buy a tub of Nair and do the install naked.

    Maby try clipping it to the HDD screws or something.
  3. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    Appropriately grounding yourself before touching the machine should be sufficient, especially for quick work like a RAM upgrade.

    I usually just touch a metal desk or file cabinet.
  4. XxThatSamGuyxX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2008

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