Trying to ground myself for memory install into imac

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  1. gixxerredliner macrumors regular

    gixxerredliner

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    Ok i have a few questions.

    1. Can i just touch a butter knife to ground myself?

    2. Do you remove the stickers from the memory i purchased? I got 4GB from Crucial.

    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    2. If you mean the stickers on the RAM stick, you don't have to
     
  3. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    just don't drag your feet on the ground if you're wearing socks
     
  4. gixxerredliner thread starter macrumors regular

    gixxerredliner

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    So

    If I take my socks off, and touch a butter knife before i install the memory I will be fine?

    And you said i dont need to remove the stickers from the memory?

    thanks
     
  5. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    sitting with your feet on tile or concrete is preferable to carpet.

    sitting with your feet on low nap carpet is preferable to high nap carpet.

    just make sure to touch the outside metal part of the imac to discharge any static before touching the insides.
     
  6. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    no, don't remove the stickers. i think they need to stay on there in case you need to return the memory.
     
  7. gixxerredliner thread starter macrumors regular

    gixxerredliner

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    hmmm


    You mean touch the top part of the imac? or can i touch the alu keyboard? sorry to be asking so many questions i just dont want to fry it lol
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I searched and found way to remove the electricity from you easily. Just touch the body of computer before adding the memory (power cord must be off). That's it
     
  9. gixxerredliner thread starter macrumors regular

    gixxerredliner

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    Sounds Good


    Will do thanks a bunch:)
     

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