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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xilron, 18 Dec 2004.

  1. xilron

    xilron What's a Dremel?

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    Hey-

    Is it safe to assemble a computer w/o a case to make sure it works, install Windows, etc...? My case is backordered, so I am without a computer, is it safe to assemble a computer on a desk of something for a short period of time?

    Thanks
     
  2. dastt

    dastt What's a Dremel?

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    yup, done it quite a few times, just make sure u do it on something where it cant get damaged, i like to use a piece of foam that the mobo comes with, dont do it on an anti-static bag! the outside of the bag conducts electricity and you could fry your mobo.
     
  3. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Well i know it conducts, but that's never stopped me :hehe:

    A quick tip - to turn it on, short the power button pins on the mobo with a screwdriver or something of that sort.
     
  4. xilron

    xilron What's a Dremel?

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    thanks a bunch!
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    The little electricity gremlins! :eyebrow:

    You should be fine, don't worry about foam or something, provided you have a nice, clean desk without any nasty bits on it, you should be fine. :)
     
  6. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Pffff, been running mobos off the outside of antistatic bags all day and my test rig sits outside a case on one all of the time. Imo, the claims are totally unfounded - it doesnt matter. Just dont try to plug in stuff when its on, it generally doesnt go down well.
     
  7. cool_dude

    cool_dude Minimodder

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    well i woz getting the backplate off my mobo (bought a new hsf) i woz twisting and turning it.

    Place it on a clean desk, i always do... and no mobos have gone wrong.
    *Touches Wood* :D
     
  8. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    cool_dude Minimodder

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    thats my style aswell :hip: :D
     
  10. Matt_117

    Matt_117 What's a Dremel?

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    That picture scares me and makes me laugh hard at the same time! :eeek:
     

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