What precautions need I take?

  newearwax 22:47 12 Jun 2006

I have bought a DVD reser writer to replace my CDRW DVD Rom Combo. I was told it is a simple in and out op but wonder what prexautions I should take aprt from disconnecting the computer from the mains supply. Advice appreciated.

  woodchip 22:49 12 Jun 2006

Just make sure the Jumper on the back edge of the drive it set to the same setting as the one you take out

  newearwax 23:06 12 Jun 2006

Thanks for that.

I have in my mind that there can be residual or static electricity in the computer box that can give a nasty jolt or do other damage. Is that so and how can I avoid? Would powering off for a considerable time bfore opening up be ggod but how long?

  woodchip 23:09 12 Jun 2006

No just touch the metal case this will discharge you and keep your fingers of Electrical contacts

  Strawballs 00:19 13 Jun 2006

Do as woodchip has recomended and swap all the leads incl the one to the sound card (or onboard connection) and you should have no trouble

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