Work on G4 MDD. How to discharge static?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by visvaldis, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. visvaldis macrumors member

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    In a few days I will replace my defective optical drive with a super drive from OWC. This will be my first time working on the Mac.
    I want to make sure I don't make that little static mistake to ruin the Mac. Exactly how do I discharge the static? With power cord removed I plan to work on a wooden table and linoleum floor. Is that enough? Should I remove the battery as well?
    I appreciate all tips to avoid a stupid and costly error.
     
  2. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    It is not recommendable but I don't worry about it. Just touch the metal part of the case. I have no issues with statics as long as you are not working on the daughter cards were the CPU's are mounted.
     
  3. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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  4. ThunderSnake macrumors 6502

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    Agree with above posts. For this procedure, on a wooden table and linoleum floor, touching metal should be sufficient. If you step away from your work for any reason, do the same upon returning.
     
  5. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    I only bother putting on my static strap for CPU or RAM as they are far more sensitive. I would simply touch the metal on the rear of the case then open it up and install the new drive. You don't need to remove the battery.
     

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