[nSLUG] CD/DVD installation

Dop Ganger nslug at fop.ns.ca
Fri Jul 27 11:27:56 ADT 2007


On Fri, 27 Jul 2007, Subscriptions Robin wrote:

> At the risk of being flamed, someone told me years ago that it's better
> to leave the system plugged in so that it and, indirectly, you, are
> grounded, and there's less chance of static discharge damaging
> components when handling them.

This was the case years ago, with AT power supplies. ATX power supplies 
have a "soft-on" feature (similar in principle to standby on a TV) so they 
are still drawing a small amount of current even when they appear to be 
off.

Cheers... Dop.



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