First post, by FioGermi
Anyone here browse Ebay, other forums, (or maybe your guilty of this yourself. I am 100%) and see those pictures of people putting bare motherboards on carpet or a bed? I see this semi frequently on Ebay with all sorts of vintage computer gear and i was just curious if anyone has, or had suspicions of something dying on them from ESD.
I'm super paranoid over ESD despite the fact I'm terrible at avoiding it sometimes. Maybe its just my ADHD getting me distracted all the time but like, yesterday i was working on a Pentium 3 machine (still in the case but both side panels where off). Repair guy came over to fix the plumbing so i locked my two fluffy cats in the same room as the computer and then went off to go do other things. Completely forgetting it had the panels off. So when i remembered i freaked out over the thought of my cats poking their heads into the case and shocking the motherboard or something and killing it. The PSU was switched off but plugged to the wall so..maybe it was grounded and protected. I'm not sure. Have a strong urge now to buy another motherboard that wasn't in a room with two living static shock generators 🤣.
ESD anxiety is the worst.