Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Static Protection

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Cork
    Posts
    1,467
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Question Static Protection

    Just the other day I picked up an old Pentium II MMX system that college were throwing out. Now for some bureaucratic reason they wouldnt let me take the case. So I had to take it all apart bit by bit and reassemble it here. Its not a bad comp by my standards 64MB Ram, 2x Seagate 2GB HDD, Onboard Intel 10/100 ethernet and two usb ports and ancient ATI PCI GFX. Well its better than my Pentium 100mhz system which was previously my second system

    Anyway I put it back together in a expanded polystyrene box with the PSU and hard disk drives outside the box on top. The question is whats the best way to protect this from static electricity. I was thiking something on the lines of coating the interior of the expanded polystyrene box with aluminium foil and laying the HDD and OSU on another layer of aluminium foil on top of the box and then make sure the whole lot was electrically linked to the PSU casing.

    Do you think that would work? I dont really have the time to make a proper case for it at the moment specially considering the system is pretty obsolete but at the same time I dont want to wreck it by leaving it like this.

  2. #2
    Banned Shogun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Redditch, West Midlands
    Posts
    2,396
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    One word : shorts

  3. #3
    cat /dev/null streetster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,138
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked
    100 times in 82 posts
    • streetster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P7P55D-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750 2.67 @ 4.0Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsair XMS DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 2x1TB Drives [RAID0]
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2xSapphire HD 4870 512MB CrossFireX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Black Widow
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • DELL U2311
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50Mb
    i had a p4 system sitting on my desk for about a month, just had the mobo on a static bag, the harddrive/cdrom on top of the psu, and all was good... its now sitting in a shiney black widow case now

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    154
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    i dont think using aluminium foil is a good idea..wood or cardboard is better..or u could always get a normal, proper case for it

  5. #5
    Senior Amoeba iranu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    On the dinner table. Blechh!
    Posts
    3,532
    Thanks
    111
    Thanked
    156 times in 106 posts
    • iranu's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus Gene VI
      • CPU:
      • 4670K @4.3Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Samsung Green
      • Storage:
      • 1x 256Gb Samsung 830 SSD 2x640gb HGST raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R9 390
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620W Modular
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master Silencio 352
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" DELL Ultrasharp U2312HM
      • Internet:
      • 16mb broadband
    go to ebuyer and pick up a cheap case for £10

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Cork
    Posts
    1,467
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Well it aint an atx mobo. Its an old Foxconn mobo with a big riser card with all PCI/ISA slots and IDE floppy connectors so I dont think it will fit in a standard case. I dont really want to shell out for a case for it as buying over the net is not really an option at the mo and postage etc to Ireland is usually expensive.

    My only problem really is to provide some kind of Faraday cage/EM shield around the mobo and pci cards. The PSU HDD and optical drives are are protected within their own shells so, I think, all they need is to be grounded to the PSU casing.
    Wood or plastic would not be a huge amount of use in this situation. I can see that it would be quite difficult to avoid shorts on the mobo if i was using aluminium foil but if I were to put the foil over the outside of the styrene box and only connected it to the mobo where the I/O shield and pci backplates are maybe it would work?

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    68
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    why dont you just go and steal the case? (presuming its still there)

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Cork
    Posts
    1,467
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    You see then my dept would get in trouble for it and there would be an obvious culprit=me

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Do Pipex give static IPs?
    By DR in forum Networking and Broadband
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 20-04-2004, 07:59 PM
  2. Java file reading and Stroing in array
    By Basher in forum Software
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-04-2004, 09:19 PM
  3. Anti Static Wrist Strap's?
    By mt50 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-03-2004, 07:04 PM
  4. Spyware Protection and Removal
    By pmk24 in forum Software
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-09-2003, 12:12 PM
  5. DG824M + Multiple Static ip's , can anyone help me ??
    By maxpowah in forum Networking and Broadband
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-09-2003, 04:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •