antistatic gloves

  billy the fish 16:31 17 May 2006

to settle an arguement,is it possible to use latex gloves instead of antistatic gloves when working on the inside of a pc??? i would say no....theres a fiver at stake & dont want to lose

  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:36 17 May 2006

Yes you can but Latex can cause rashes and there is no reason why you should need to wear them. Just use an anti-static strap or place your bare feet on a towel (cotton). When working on my own computers I have never used any anti-static straps in 6 years and there has never been a problem...when working on other people's computers I do wear a strap. I have a feeling that static is over-rated ;-))

  rawprawn 17:10 17 May 2006

I have never bothered with either, I always press the on button twice after disconnecting the machine, and I keep touching a metal part of the innards with a screwdiver (Which I am usually using) So far I have suffered no ill effects. I agree with GANDALF <|:-)> I think the static problem is over rated.

  Stuartli 17:20 17 May 2006

Touch the case chassis first to get rid of any static and handle components using the main back plate bracket.

It's also advisable to turn the system off at the mains (and PSU if you wish) and leave the mains plug in to maintain earthing.

  Totally-braindead 17:25 17 May 2006

I just earth myself prior to going inside the PC, in all the time I've been doing this I've yet to have a problem.

  billy the fish 11:55 19 May 2006

thanks very much a fiver down :¬(

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