Working with Computers Safely

replacement of components and isolation of problems

Electrostatic discharge (ESD)

The sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects.

Use Antistatic Equipment

Ground Bracelet

Ground Mat

Antistatic Glove

Static Shielding Bags

Working Rules

Damaged Components

ESD can damage components in two ways: catastrophic failure which deems it unusable, and upset failure which harms it on start up.