help preparing a proper anti-static space before opening MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iamrawr, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. iamrawr macrumors 6502

    iamrawr

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    my first time swapping an internal computer component btw. and i'm planning to install my new momentus xt in it. i have read online on how to effectively ground myself, using anti static wrist bands, etc. but they all point to building a desktop computer.

    is there a peice of metal where the wrist band wires can attach to in the macbook pro? would doing the procedure on cardboard or floor tiles work? would i still need to ground myself still?
     
  2. elvisidal macrumors member

    elvisidal

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    Honestly? I think you're making this too much of a process.It's a 5 minute job to replace a HD now.touch your finger on the metal leg of your desk or chair first if you're really worried about it.
    I've never ground myself before and I've been told I'm a veritable livewire!
     
  3. starfall87 macrumors newbie

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    I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill. If you want to take some basic precautions, do not work on something that can create static, such as carpet or a towel. For extra protection, use an electrostatic strap thingy attached to a ground, such as the metal plumbing under a sink. Honestly, I would be more worried about dirt on your hands than electrostatic discharge when changing a disk.
     
  4. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    You're putting way to much into this, just pop it open and uninstall/install the stuff.
     
  5. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    just don't do it on a carpet and you're going to be fine!
     

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