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Turning off and unplugging a PC?.....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Maniac618, 14 Sep 2004.

  1. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

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    nice one bro.

    Next time it will be:
    Turned the PSU switch to off. Turned off the mains switch on the wall. put card in.

    Then it will be:
    Turned the PSU switch to off. put card in.

    Then:
    pressed off button with one hand, put card in with other.

    Then:
    in it goes, wipe off spilt beer.

    etc etc.
     
  2. Maniac618

    Maniac618 New Member

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  3. hilmana

    hilmana New Member

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    well usually i just shut down turn off the psu from the back and pull out the plug from the psu and nothing ever happend
    even me bro and me friend do the same
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    ROFL :lol:
     
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken GameFaction.com

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    99% of the time i leave the cable pluged in, psu/wall switch turned on, have never killed any hardware from it...... not the recomended way of doing things :)

    have hot swaped memory before by mistake, just forgot the pc was on, somehow missed the spinning heat sink fan, everything still worked fine.
     
  6. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    Occasionally I bother to unplug/switch off PSU, or poke a radiator if I can be bothered. My experiences at work (nothing dies from static electricity/arcing/discharge, basically) have numbed me to the dangers - poking capacitors to discharge them is also in my repertoire :worried:

    So yes, always switch off the PSU, and at the wall, but leave it plugged in for grounding purposes, and wear two anti-static footstraps and two wristbands, along with a funny mesh-lined overall. Or something.

    ;)
     
  7. Mr. Red

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    I love it when you plug in a card and it makes the board start to boot! :worried: :hehe:
     
  8. [cibyr]

    [cibyr] Sometimes posts here

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    Well most of my computer building is done when I'm barefoot on tiles. I think I'm fairly grounded :)

    Though right now my PC is running in pieces on my desk because I'm too lazy to put it back into it's case. When my floppy threw an error I just unplugged it without switching off the power before shorting the reset pins on my mobo with a screwdriver :D When you've nearly snapped your mobo (and have small pieces missing around some of the mounting holes) you don't worry too much about static dischange :D
     

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