30131Re: can a terminal damage a computer?
- Apr 7, 2013--- In email@example.com, "B Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:
>I think the best advice is to ground yourself more often. Like Ian said, he would touch metal before computer.
> But seriously, my problems are all independent of each other. I do
> everything through the grounded power supply of a battery backup with surge
> The 1488/1489's do die, and I have had to replace a few for sure. Better
> these than other parts.
> I have other devices that are quite stable with my laptop as the terminal.
> I think in my case it's just the computers/devices themselves, I try to not
> to short things but I am not the most dexterous.
I have personally seen in my professional work how some people are more likely to create a static charge. I don't know if it's clothes, physical chemistry or personality but there is a definite difference.
Before you work on that COSMAC Microkit, you better touch wood and metal!
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