The question was probably asked when the forum was starting to find members. But I was wondering are there any Legal implications of giving bad advice? (Not that I have given any that I am aware of)
We all have the potential to help out with a problem but we all have the potential to “Destroy a PC”. It could be a file being deleted or the deletion of an operating system or worse a PC that has to have a component replaced because of bad advice.
I’m can honestly say that I have not studied the law and I will not study law.
But are we LIABEL for bad advice?
Or is it case of “If you I told you to jump of a cliff – would you?”
I'm not sure, and I can't find a reference right now, but I'd be surprised if any voltage inside the tower - but outside the sealed PSU, would be classed as a "dangerous voltage".
Most of the advice about keeping equipment plugged in, is to ensure an Earth connection, to protect the system against static shocks.
The only totally "bomb-proof" method is to unplug the system amd provide a seperate earth point for the chassis. This may be done with a specially wired mains cable - with the two power wires disconnected, and the earth wire left in place.
Perhaps FE should find a way of highlighting the difference between advice/instructions from official PCA personnel and the well meaning postings from the rest of us. I know many of you are professionals in the IT field anyway, but how can the newer members tell ?