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Thread: question about antistatic mats and wrist straps

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    Default question about antistatic mats and wrist straps
    im going to be converting my iphone 4 to green soon and i was wanting to kno if its necessary to have a antistatic mat and wrist strap?

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    I repair phones all day long....never have i ever used one...hope that helps

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    I've never used one either. Touch something metal that is ground first and you will "de-charge" yourself.
    Until the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!

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    I have replaced about 50 screens, reflowed parts of the motherboard, and soldered the insides back together on a wooden table with newspaper on it. I DO use a good set of Gloves, but no special straps, cables, chains, or whips

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    ok i think i got my answer i think im going to buy a wrist strap anyway just to be extra careful couldnt hurt

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    OK, you buy the wrist strap, and the grounding cable, but what are you going to ground it to. Are you going to set up a table dedicated to this, or just a mat? Understand that a mat is effective, but do you really need it?
    Just thinking out loud for you. Not being a jerk, just showing you what is connected to the strap.

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    haha true i might just save myself some money noones had any problems yet without one so i guess its ok

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    Yeah Ive never used that stuff before. Don't think it'll make that much of a diff. like all of the above said

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    +1 never used one at all.

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    Conclusive result: nobody on MMi uses them

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    saving myself some money

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