wow i feel stupid i shot my ram today

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i took it out because i needed to see behind it and i short circuted it. man i feel stupid. and now hopefully i can get some cheep ram that fits my comp. because just 256 megs isn't working that well
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Always touch something grounded before touching any PC components. Or wear an anti-static wrist strap.

Live and learn I guess. :P
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ya i have a mat but i didn't think. i really hope i can get some
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whatlikesit12345 wrote:
ya i have a mat but i didn't think. i really hope i can get some


Why wouldnt you be able to get some ?
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well i mean soon. i can i've looked into what type of ram i need. now i want to see if the comp store near us sells it
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I don't understand what you were doing with the RAM, and what happened. Didn't you turn off the computer and remove the power before you opened it up?
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sonnyrizo wrote:
I don't understand what you were doing with the RAM, and what happened. Didn't you turn off the computer and remove the power before you opened it up?


He touched the RAM and static electricity travelled through him into the RAM. This can ruin electronics.
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well the good thing is that i may be putting more in their. i think my dad would let me possibley do somewhere around 1 gig
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lol, usually im just fine with 512, its cheap enough for my budget
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I built several computers without a grounding strap. Then while repairing one i zapped it and ruined it. It only takes one to make sure u never make the same mistake. Now i wear a grounding strap, and keep it on a static mat.

Check newegg.com for ram they are about the best price i have found and they carry everything.

Goodluck

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If you just take a minute (and your not wearing slippers.lol)
99.9 % of the time you can get away with installing hardware.
But you can never get away with (power on ) handling.
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I'm not suggesting this for anyone, and I'm not saying it's the best practice, and I know I should use a grounding strap, BUT, since about 1987 (when I swapped my Amiga's 68000 processor for a 68040 w/5MB of RAM) I have never used a grounding strap. Whether I'm building a new machine or adding hardware to an existing machine. I have never had a piece of hardware fail due to static electricity.

Maybe when they first started producing IC's static was a problem, but I don't think the human body is capable of discharging the amount of voltage or amperage needed to fry a modern component.
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Try ebay for some cheap ram.
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not likely
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