Computer Hardware Handling

By: Joseph Holmes

What is ESD?

ESD, or Electro-Static Discharge, is what occurs when two objects with different electrical charges are brought together and they give or take electrons to equalize their charges. ESD can happen quite violently and also invisibly, making it easy to damage your pC without even realizing it. ESD can also be quite painful if it happens to you.

Ways To Protect Your PC

When you work inside of a PC or any electronic equipment it is important that you follow a few simple steps to protect yourself and the hardware.

Effects of ESD

Electro-Static Discharge can cause two types of damage to components. Upset failure, which will permanently affect the performance of the device, and catastrophic failure, which destroys the component.