How Static Electricity Can Damage Your PC!

Whether you’re building your own computer, installing new RAM, or upgrading your PC’s components, you’ll be opening it up and touching sensitive electronics components. While doing this, you should be careful of static electricity, which can harm your computer.

If you’ve ever touched something and felt a zap or rubbed a balloon against a carpet and stuck it to a wall, you’ve experienced static electricity in action.

Such shocks can damage your computer’s internal components. You don’t need to worry about this when using your computer normally, but if you’ve opened your computer’s case and are touching its internal components, or are just pulling a new video card or stick of RAM out of the bag it came in, you’ll want to be sure you don’t have a static charge that will zap the components.

By not using anti-static grounding products when repairing, cleaning or upgrading your electronic equipment you risk the following:

Catastrophic failure: This means that you have zapped (see above) your CPU, motherboard, memory, etc. therefore a total failure has happened. You will have to replace some or all of your components just because you haven’t grounded yourself. To prevent this use PC Valet’s quality anti-static grounding products.

Latent damage: This is the most common problem with electro static damage (ESD) example: 2 or 3 or even 6 months ago you decided to upgrade your computer without grounding yourself and now you are finding that your computer won’t start, it crashes or freezes and is getting those niggling problems you never had before. It’s not your operating programme, it’s the damage been caused by static discharge when not grounding yourself.

So when upgrading, maintaining or cleaning your computer, laptop, or any electronic equipment internally, be safe and be sure by using PC Valet’s quality Anti-Static grounding products.

Today (19/6/2014) we have received another order from Dell Corporation for grounding plugs (PCV50064) – if they need them, so do you! :)

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