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    Hi

    Was wondering if anyone knows of any retailers in the Cape Town area that carry anti static wrist bands? I know I can find one online, but I'd like to know if there's anywhere I can just walk in and pick one up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anaphylaxus View Post
    Hi

    Was wondering if anyone knows of any retailers in the Cape Town area that carry anti static wrist bands? I know I can find one online, but I'd like to know if there's anywhere I can just walk in and pick one up?
    Hamrads and Communica used to stock them

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    Why...?

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    Paranoia, mostly.

    Building a new pc. I know to just plug in the psu and touch the chassis every so often, but wrist band seems like a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCBXX View Post
    Why...?
    You haven't lived till you fry a motherboard with static properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyWulf View Post
    You haven't lived till you fry a motherboard with static properly
    maybe i am just very very lucky or not conductive but, in the 10 years i have built and rebuilt PC's, not once have i fried a single component.. my time is probably yet to come..??
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    If another person comes with this A-S crap im going to take a keyboard and facewrap him with it.

    Now that that is out of my system. OP just wear a decent set of anti-static safety boots. is good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
    If another person comes with this A-S crap im going to take a keyboard and facewrap him with it.

    Now that that is out of my system. OP just wear a decent set of anti-static safety boots. is good enough.
    Don't forget, you have to shave all your body hair as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
    If another person comes with this A-S crap im going to take a keyboard and facewrap him with it.

    Now that that is out of my system. OP just wear a decent set of anti-static safety boots. is good enough.
    Couple of beers seems to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAslayer View Post
    maybe i am just very very lucky or not conductive but, in the 10 years i have built and rebuilt PC's, not once have i fried a single component.. my time is probably yet to come..??
    Done once in 20 years,so you have plenty of time left to experience the wonder
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyWulf View Post
    You haven't lived till you fry a motherboard with static properly
    True. Do you remember the difference between Zinging and Zapping a board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anaphylaxus View Post
    Hi

    Was wondering if anyone knows of any retailers in the Cape Town area that carry anti static wrist bands? I know I can find one online, but I'd like to know if there's anywhere I can just walk in and pick one up?
    Make your own -- single strand of twinflex and a 1 Meg ohm resistor.

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