Maybe you should just let it lie there

Which of these would be the best method of minimizing electrostatic discharge?

A) Keep all work surfaces clean

B) Use non-magnetic tools

C) Unplug all power sources prior to working inside of the computer

D) Maintain a humidity level over 60%

E) Poke it with a stick

The answer: D) Maintain a humidity level over 60%

High humidity helps to control electrostatic discharge, although keeping a room this humid and simultaneously at a comfortable temperature may be problematic.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Electrostatic Discharge”

Electrostatic discharges can quickly damage your computer equipment. In this video, you’ll learn about static electricity and how you can keep your silicon away from ESD.