For the first timer, the process can seem to be fraught with danger, and in terms of doing more damage than good it can be. If you follow a few basic steps though you should be able to work quite safely, both from your own and the computers point of view.
Before you begin to handle and work with any computer components it is strongly recommended that you wear an antistatic wrist-strap. This should be clipped onto the bare metal of the computer base. Better still; use an antistatic bench mat as well (for placing your components on). In this case, you connect the wrist-strap cable to the mat and then connect the mat to the computer’s case/chassis. The reason for such protection is that Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can do serious damage to the PC’s motherboard and expansion cards, with the potential of rendering them non- functional.
BECOME A COMPUTER TECHNICIAN: STUDY COMPUTER SERVICING I
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